September 14, 2016 View All
Congressional Action on Government Funding
Last week, Congress returned from their seven week summer recess with several major issues to work through. The most pressing issue before them is funding the government as the current fiscal year will expire at the end of the month.
Energy and DERA Reauthorization
Another issue before Congress is passing a comprehensive energy package. Both the House and Senate have passed bills dealing with energy conservation, efficiency and a host of natural resources issues that are only loosely tied to energy.
Medical Review Board Discusses Obstructive Sleep Apnea
The Medical Review Board met August 22 and 23 in Arlington, Virginia to make recommendations on the comments from medical professionals and associations, as well as safety advocacy, labor, and industry groups to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) joint Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on Obstructive Sleep Apnea, which was issued on March 10, 2016.
FMCSA Issues Notice on CDL Pilot Program Allowing Persons Ages 18-21 with Military Driving Experience to Operate Commercial Motor Vehicles in Interstate Commerce
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released notice of a pilot program to allow persons between the ages of 18 and 21 with military driving experience to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce.
NHTSA and FMCSA Issue Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Speed Limiters
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently issued a joint Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on speed limiting devices. Comments are due to the agencies on this proposal by November 7, 2016.