FMCSA adds new serious violations

FMCSA adds new serious violations


        Trucking Risks

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration added five new serious violations to the SMS:

     • Failing to provide security awareness training

     • Failing to provide in-depth security awareness training

     • Knowingly allowing, requiring, permitting, or authorizing an employee with
     more than one commercial driver’s license to operate a commercial motor vehicle

     • Requiring or permitting a property-carrying commercial motor vehicle driver
     to drive more than 11 hours

     • Requiring or permitting a property-carrying commercial motor vehicle driver
     to drive if more than 8 hours have passed since the end of the driver’s last
     off-duty or sleeper-berth period of at least 30 minutes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently amended its scheduled publication date for the “Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents (MAP-21)” final rule.

Based on the most recent release of the U.S. Department of Transportation report on significant rulemakings, the agency now anticipates the electronic logging devices final rule to appear in the Federal Register on September 30, 2015.


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