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U.S. Department of Transportation Helps American Farmers and Commercial Drivers by Clarifying Agricultural Commodity Definitions

​​​​​​​WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it is has published a final rule clarifying agricultural commodity and livestock definitions in hours-of-service (HOS) regulations. The Agency worked closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on this effort to provide clarity for the nation’s farmers and commercial drivers.  

U.S. Department of Transportation Sponsors Capitol Christmas Tree During Journey Across the United States

MONTROSE, Colo. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today joined the 2020 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree’s journey from its origin in Uncompahgre National Forest in Colorado to the nation’s capital.  FMCSA’s on-the-ground team is working with local law enforcement to conduct a safety inspection of the commercial truck that will transport the 55-foot Engelmann spruce to its destination at the United States Capitol.    

FMCSA Declares New Jersey Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared New Jersey-licensed commercial driver Quentin Campbell to be an imminent hazard to public safety, and in conjunction with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, has disqualified him from operating any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for which a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is required.  Campbell was served the federal order on October 15, 2020.

FMCSA Announces New Commercial Driver Panel to Provide Feedback on Critical CMV Issues and Initiatives

​​​​​​​WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator (FMCSA) today announced it will be launching a new panel to its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) comprised of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.  This new panel will provide direct feedback to FMCSA on important issues facing the driving community—such as safety, hours-of-service regulations, training, parking, and driver experience. 

FMCSA Proposes New Under-21 Commercial Driver Pilot Program

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it is proposing and seeking public comments on a new pilot program to allow drivers aged 18, 19, and 20 to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.

FMCSA Declares Ohio Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Ohio-licensed commercial driver Corey Robert Withrow to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. Withrow was served the federal order on July 17, 2020.

U.S. Department of Transportation Provides $74 Million in Annual Cost Savings by Reducing Burdensome Rules on Commercial Buses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced it has published a final rule to reduce regulatory costs by $74 million per year by removing an information collection burden for commercial buses and other passenger-carrying motor coaches. This measure will strengthen the industry without adversely impacting safety on the nation’s roadways.

“This rule will remove outdated and overly burdensome reporting