Topics: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

FMCSA Waives HOS Restrictions for Gasoline, Diesel Haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has waived Hours of Service restrictions for haulers of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethyl alcohol, and heating fuel including propane, natural gas, and heating oil. More

FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Declaration of Emergency; Includes NATSO Request to Include HOS Waiver for Fuel Haulers

NATSO on Aug. 30 urged the Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCSA) to include fuel haulers in its COVID-19 emergency declaration to minimize the effect that the pandemic has on fuel supply and mitigate the driver shortage. This would provide much-needed hours of service (HOS) flexibility that would mitigate supply disruptions and lower the prices at the pump.  More

Senate Commerce Committee Advances Safety Title of Highway Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) unanimously advanced its “Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021” in May. More

NATSO Meets With FMCSA Regarding HOS Waiver


FMCSA Extends National HOS Waiver

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) late February 12 extended the Hours-of-Service waiver through May 31. The HOS waiver had been set to expire on Feb. 28. The agency said that it expects this to be the fourth and final extension of the waiver. The national exemption to the HOS rules for truck drivers and carriers hauling COVID-19 relief was first issued on March 12, 2020, in response to the national emergency declared by President Donald Trump. More

Hurricane Watch: FMCSA Issues Amended Emergency Declaration for Hurricane Sally

Hurricane Watch: FMCSA Issues Amended Emergency Declaration for Hurricane Sally

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an amended regional declaration of emergency for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. More

Hurricane Watch: Hurricane Laura Makes Landfall in Louisiana

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on August 24 granted a regional emergency declaration in response to Hurricane Laura and Tropical Storm Marco for Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The waiver is in effect through September 23, 2020. More

FMCSA’s Acting Administrator Jim Mullen Steps Down

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Acting Administrator Jim Mullen will leave his position at the end of August after a 10-month stint that included guiding the agency’s efforts during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. More

House Transportation Committee Examines Effects of COVID-19 on Transportation Employees

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, led by Chairman Pete DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member Sam Graves (D-OR), held a hearing June 9 to examine the effects of COVID-19 on transportation workers. The hearing sought to examine the main challenges transportation workers are facing as a result of the pandemic, and discuss what measures Congress should take in response. More

NATSO Analysis: FMCSA Issues Final Hours-of-Service Rule for Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation finalized new regulations governing commercial truck drivers' rest breaks on May 14, extending truck driver’s work days while still capping the hours they spend on the road. More

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