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FMCSA Seeks Public Comment on Pilot Program to Allow Drivers Ages 18-20 to Operate Commercial Motor Vehicles in Interstate Commerce

 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it is seeking public comment on a potential pilot program that would allow drivers ages 18-20 to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.“Commercial trucks and buses are essential to a thriving national economy, and the Department wants to ensure the public has an opportunity to comment on this important potential change,” said U.S....

Working Group to Consider New Post-Accident Crash Data Elements for Tow-Away Crashes (FAST Act Section 5306)

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Goal:

To convene a working group to review the data elements of post-accident reports for reportable tow-away accidents involving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and to report to the Secretary of Transportation its findings and any recommendations, including best practices for State post-accident reports to achieve the recommended data elements.

Background:

Section 5306 of the Fixing America’s Surface...

Study on Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Driver Commuting (FAST Act, Section 5515)

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Goal:

To conduct a study on the effects of excessive commuting on safety and CMV driver fatigue.

Background:

Section 5515 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, 2015 (FAST Act) directs the Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to “conduct a study on the safety effects of motor carrier operator commutes exceeding 150 minutes.”

Summary:

The study...

FAST Act: Beyond Compliance and Safety and Enforcement Impacts

Goal:

To provide a foundation of studies, experience, data on technology and safety program effectiveness, and potential methodologies and evaluation approaches to support implementation of the “Beyond Compliance” requirements outlined in Section 5222 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, 2015 (FAST Act).

Background:

The FAST Act requires the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to allow recognition, including credit or an improved Safety...