Why the Delay with the Proposed Hours of Service (HOS) Changes?

FMCSA submitted its proposed HOS changes to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on March 28, 2019, for review, which is typically the final hurdle before publication. OMB, more specifically the Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs within OMB, typically...

No DOT Recordable Crash Rate Benchmark

Believe it or not, there is no universally accepted and annually updated benchmarking standard for a DOT recordable crash rate. The metric of “recordable crashes per million miles” is used by most carriers to measure crash frequency, but an industry-wide rate is not...

Compliance Reviews = Violations Found

In FY 2018, only 6.5% of the compliance reviews conducted by FMCSA and its State partners resulted in “no violations.” In fact, 41% of CRs in FY ’18 resulted in auditors finding either critical or acute violations.

Short-Haul Driver Exception About to Grow Longer?

While FMCSA missed its early June target for publishing proposed changes to the Hours of Service (HOS) rules, STC continues to track developments in this area. One such development is FMCSA’s June 7, 2019 approval of an exemption request by RJR Transportation, which...

FMCSA Compliance Audits in an ELD World

There’s a substantial amount of information to read and learn when it comes to understanding how FMCSA and State compliance auditors review Hours of Service (HOS) compliance using ELD records, and other supporting documents required to be maintained by fleets under...
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Osiecki to Present to PMTA

On Thursday, June 27, 2019, STC President & CEO Dave Osiecki will present “FMCSA Compliance Reviews in an ELD World” at the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association (PMTA) Summer Training Seminar in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The new course covers the ins and...