March 4th, 2021
New Guide Helps Improve Your Trucking Fleet’s Safety Scores

Get your free copy of “The PrePass Guide to FMCSA BASICs and Your Safety Scores.” You will learn about the seven Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs) and how they work in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program and Safety Measurement System (SMS).

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March 1st, 2021
As Trucking Changes, So Do Regulations

Highway safety is a societal issue. So, in that way, FMCSA regulations affect us all, even if we are not part of the regulated community. A new administration could bring good news and the potential for changes in regulations. FMCSA understands the breadth of its regulated community and the fact that its regulations may have societal impacts.

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February 25th, 2021
White House Order May Result in New Regulatory Emphasis for Trucking

An executive order regarding a little known White House office may result in a big change and an entirely new direction when it comes to trucking and other federal regulations. President Biden recently signed “Modernizing Regulatory Review,” an order directed at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs within the White House Office of Management and Budget.

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February 22nd, 2021
Truck Licensing, Medical Card Waivers Extended Through August 2021 If Allowed by States

UPDATED, May 27, 2021 – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has permitted the extension by states of the waivers for renewals of interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs), commercial learner’s permits (CLPs) and medical cards to August 31, 2021. Drivers with CDLs, CLPs or medical cards due for renewal on or after March 1, 2021 must renew and have them in place for commercial vehicle operations beginning September 1, 2021. This waiver does not apply to a CDL or CLP holder if the driver’s license or permit expired before March 1, 2020.

Blog, Regulations
February 18th, 2021
How Federal Trucking Regulations Become Law, Part 2

When a federal agency, like the FMCSA, proposes so-called “legislative rules,” it means regulations that are made pursuant to the agency’s Congressional charter or Congress’s specific direction. The agency must then follow the “informal rulemaking procedures” outlined in the APA. Most people recognize these “informal” procedures as the “notice-and-comment” steps of federal rulemaking. Learn more about this.

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February 17th, 2021
FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Declaration Through August of 2021

UPDATED, May 27, 2021 -The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is again extending its Emergency Declaration giving motor carriers and drivers relief from specific federal safety regulations related to the hauling of COVID-19 relief supplies. This extension specifically covers the transportation of vaccines, their components and supplies necessary for their administration. FMCSA is continuing the overall relief through the end of August, 2021. Starting June 1, 2021 and running through August 31, 2021, this will replace and modify the prior Emergency Declaration, which was set to run through May 31, 2021.

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