FMCSA Withdraws Insurance Rule
On Monday June 5th, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) withdrew the November 2014 Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that was seeking information on whether the agency should increase minimum insurance limits for commercial motor vehicle operators.
DERA Grant Application Changes
On May 31, EPA announced changes to the ongoing grant funding solicitation under the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) to increase the amount of funds available to $23 million and to expand eligibility for clean alternative fuel conversion projects.
Volkswagen Settlement for Diesel Emission Violations
The Volkswagen diesel settlement is moving forward with the appointment of a trustee to administer $3 billion Mitigation Trust Fund (MTF) which will provide funding for diesel emission reductions projects to mitigate for higher emission from vehicles equipped with "defeat devices" to avoid Clean Air Act standards.
FMCSA Delays Effective Date of Entry-Level Driver Training Final Rule
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a delay of the effective date of the final rule on Entry-Level Driver Training to June 5, 2017.
NHTSA Requests Comment on Technical Report Evaluating Fatality Reduction by Use of Seat Belts in the Center Rear Seat
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released a request for comment on its Technical Report, "Fatality Reduction by Seat Belts in the Center Rear Seat and Comparison of Occupants' Relative Fatality Risk at Various Seating Positions."