The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is the main regulating body of the trucking industry. What’s important to know is they aren’t only the regulators behind the new ELD regulations but their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries. We found three examples of how your trucking company could get on the FMCSA’s radar.
FMCSA Goes on Ride-Along With Trucker
As a regulator it would seem that it is important to know about the intimate details of the industry you are regulating. Unfortunately that is not always the case. It seems the FMSCA is making strides towards better understanding the trucking world that it regulates with regular ride-alongs. Recently Go By Truck News documented one of these ride-alongs that gave FMSCA Administrator Scott Darling the opportunity to see what life on the road is like, including the process a driver goes through to ensure they are in compliance with safety rules.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Shuts Down Company
The FMCSA has the legal authority to shut your company down. The Truck Law Blog outlines what the FMCSA looks for in their inspections and the main violations that could lead to you shutting your doors temporarily or in some cases permanently.
FMCSA Rules on Driver Training
As we have discussed often on this blog proper training is key to meeting safety standards and being compliant with the law. On December 8, 2016 the FMCSA announced their Final Rule that will establish comprehensive national minimum training standards for entry-level commercial truck and bus operators seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license or certain endorsements. These rules ensure that new truckers won’t hit the road without a minimum knowledge and training. This means safer roads for all of us.