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DOT Compliance Timeline

July 1, 2013
HoS of Drivers Final Rule Compliance Date

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a final rule that employs the latest research in driver fatigue to make sure truck drivers can get the rest they need to operate safely when on the road. The new rule by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) revises the hours-of-service (HOS) safety requirements for commercial truck drivers.
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October 2013
EOBR Final Rule Published

The FMCSA is currently collecting and examining survey data and discussing the the potential issues of driver harassment that may stem from the requirement for EOBRs to record drivers HoS and other data. “The survey will also collect information on the extent to which respondents believe that the use of EOBRs may result in coercion of drivers by motor carriers, shippers, receivers and transportation intermediaries.” The FMCSA will issue a final rule regarding the requirement of EOBRs no later than October 1, 2013.

Other Recent Rulings…

May 28, 2013
Self Reporting of Out-of-State Convictions

FMCSA amends its commercial driver’s license (CDL) rules to eliminate the requirement for drivers to notify the State licensing agency that issued their commercial learner’s permit (CLP) or CDL of out-of-State traffic convictions when those convictions occur in States that have a certified CDL program in substantial compliance with FMCSA’s rules.
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April 24, 2013
Commercial Driver’s License Testing and Commercial Learner’s Permit Standards

FMCSA amends its May 9, 2011, final rule in response to certain petitions for reconsideration. The 2011 final rule amended the commercial driver’s license (CDL) knowledge and skills testing standards and established new minimum Federal standards for States to issue the commercial learner’s permit (CLP).
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