Personal Conveyance FMCSA

10 things to know about personal conveyance Aaron Marsh | Jun 01, 2018 Fleet Owner Article For the first time in more than 20 years, the federal agency responsible for motor carrier regulation has issued official guidance on personal conveyance. That’s where a commercial truck or bus driver can operate the vehicle while off duty and isn’t subject to on-duty hours restrictions. It’s also been a focal point of confusion for fleets and drivers regarding the federal Hours of Service (HOS) rules since the onset of electronic logging devices (ELDs), which require that all movement of the commercial vehicle be precisely accounted […]

ELD Possible Changes

Efforts to change ELD mandate for smaller carriers gain steam in Congress A panel of lawmakers in the U.S. House on Monday issued a report advising the U.S. DOT to study whether a “full or targeted delay” of the federal electronic logging device mandate for small carriers, such as owner-operators, is warranted. The House Appropriations Committee, which is comprised of 51 representatives, issued its report Monday night when it stamped approval on legislation that funds the DOT through the 2018 fiscal year. Though the legislation itself, if enacted, secures a compliance extension for livestock haulers, it does not offer any broader […]

Driving With Sleep Apnea

What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a breathing-related sleep disorder that causes brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. These pauses in breathing can last at least 10 seconds or more and can occur up to 400 times a night. Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition that often goes unrecognized and undiagnosed. What Level of Sleep Apnea (mild, moderate, severe) Disqualifies a CMV Driver? The disqualifying level of sleep apnea is moderate to severe, which interferes with safe driving. The medical examiner must qualify and determine a driver’s medical fitness for duty. Can You Still Drive if You […]