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FMCSA Issues Order Preempting California State Law on Trucker Meal/Rest Breaks

December 21, 2018 – At 5:15 p.m. today – the Friday before Christmas – the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it has determined that California’s state laws requiring minimum meal and rest breaks for truck drivers are preempted by federal hours-of-service laws. The determination by FMCSA came in response to petitions filed by the American Trucking Associations and the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association.

DOT Releases Version 3.0 of Autonomous Vehicle Guidance

October 4, 2018 – At a public event this morning, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao released her department’s long-awaited “AV 3.0” guidance document, formally called Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0.

New FMCSA Administrator in Hot Seat at House Subcommittee Hearing

May 23, 2018 – House Members grilled recently confirmed Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Ray Martinez on the delayed implementation of motor carrier provisions of the FAST Act at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Tuesday.

FMCSA Adjusts Course on Electronic Logging Devices

November 21, 2017 – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is taking steps to ensure a smooth transition to electronic logging devices (ELDs) for commercial motor vehicles, agency officials announced yesterday.

Senate Commerce Questions Four Trump Transportation Nominees

November 1, 2017 – On October 31, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee convened a hearing to consider four of President Trump’s transportation nominees, amidst a growing backlog of transportation nominees in the upper chamber.

Regulatory Rollback Update

February 2, 2017 – The Trump Administration and Capitol Hill Republicans continue to wage war on the regulatory state.

House T&I Roundtable Discusses FAST Act Motor Carrier Safety Provisions

April 14, 2016 – On April 13, Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure’s Highways and Transit Subcommittee, held a roundtable discussion about the implementation of Title V of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which addresses commercial truck and bus safety.

FMCSA Nominee Updates Congress on Safety Rulemakings

January 22, 2016 – Senators used a friendly confirmation hearing for the President’s nominee to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as an opportunity to get updated on the status of many of FMCSA’s pending regulatory and enforcement actions this week.

Oct. 1 Shutdown Would Exempt FHWA and FMCSA; Life & Safety Exemptions Would Keep Over Half of USDOT Employees At Work

September 18, 2015 – The government shutdown that might take effect on October 1 would be caused by the lapse of discretionary appropriations. Once fiscal year 2015 expires at midnight on September 30, all of the one-year discretionary appropriations from the omnibus FY 2015 appropriations law expire, and without some kind of new appropriations law in place, most federal employees can’t show up for work without violating the Antideficiency Act.

Senate Holds Motor Carrier Safety Oversight Hearing

March 5, 2015 – A hearing this morning before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee explored the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s role in regulating motor carrier safety.

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