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Press Releases and Announcements

If you are interested in searching for press releases prior to 2021, please visit our News Archive.

FMCSA Removes Five Devices from List of Registered ELDs

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) removed CI ELD LOGS, CN ELD,  KSK ELD, TT ELD 30, and TT ELD 1010 devices from the list of registered Electronic Logging Devices (ELD). FMCSA placed these ELDs on the Revoked Devices list due to the companies’ failure to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A. The

FMCSA and PHMSA Issue Safety Advisory for Nurse Tanks

Safety Advisory: Possible Catastrophic Failure of Nurse Tanks and Recommendation for Periodic Testing

February 2024

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issue this safety advisory to provide notice of the possibility of catastrophic failure of certain hazardous materials packages commonly known as “nurse tanks.” See Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (

Statement on the Departure of Administrator Robin Hutcheson

Today, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced the departure of Administrator Robin Hutcheson. Hutcheson, who joined the Biden-Harris Administration in Jan. 2021, will depart the agency on Jan. 26. Sue Lawless, FMCSA Executive Director and Chief Safety Officer, will serve as Acting Deputy Administrator and lead the agency.

Hutcheson ends her three-year tenure in the Biden-Harris Administration, serving first as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Safety Policy

Winners of 2023 Road Safety Student Art Contest Announced by U.S. Department of Transportation 

Winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters building in Washington, D.C Washington, D.C. – Today, The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced the winners of the 2023 Road Safety Student Art Contest. The annual event helps highlight the need for all roadway users to focus on safety. 

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Grants to Improve the Commercial Driver’s Licensing Process and Get More Safe Truck Drivers on the Road

Historic funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law helps streamline CDL issuance and expand opportunities to Veterans and in underserved communities WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced it will award approximately $48 million in grant funding to increase commercial driver’s license (CDL) driver training opportunities and continue to improve the process to obtain a CDL. This funding is aimed at

FMCSA Removes Two Devices from List of Registered Electronic Devices

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has removed FALCON ELD and KSK ELD from the list of registered Electronic Logging Devices (ELD). FMCSA has placed these ELDs on the Revoked Devices list due to the providers’ failure to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A, effective September 14, 2023.

Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $80 Million in Grants to Improve Highway Safety, Including Better Access to Truck Parking

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced more than $80 million in grant awards from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This historic funding will help reduce the frequency and severity of commercial motor vehicle crashes on our nation’s roadways and support truck drivers by expanding access to truck parking, investing in critical technology, improving safety in work zones, rural areas and high crash

Sue Lawless Appointed Assistant Administrator and Chief Safety Officer

Washington - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Sue Lawless as the Assistant Administrator and Chief Safety Officer for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Lawless will officially assume the position on September 10, 2023.

FMCSA Removes Four Devices from List of Registered ELDs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has removed ALL TRUCKERS ELD, GOLDEN ELD, PRIMELD, and SECURE ELD devices from the list of registered Electronic Logging Devices (ELD). FMCSA has placed these ELDs on the Revoked Devices list due to the companies’ failure to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A, effective July 25, 2023.

Brian Stansbury Appointed FMCSA Chief Counsel

Washington - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced Brian Stansbury as the agency’s new Chief Counsel.