On March 31, the bipartisan leadership of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, to include Chairman Thune (R-SD), Senator Fischer (R-NE), Ranking Member Nelson (D-FL) and Senator Booker (D-NJ), reintroduced their Surface Transportation and Maritime Security Act (S. 732) from last fall. Read More
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced the withdrawal of its January 21, 2016 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to revise the methodology for the issuance of a safety fitness determination (SFD) for motor carriers. The proposal would have included only an unfit rating or simply left carriers as not rated. Read More
Congress recently passed a Congressional Resolution Act Joint Resolution addressing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Final Rule on injury recordkeeping and President Trump signed the legislation into law. Read More
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced it will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, May 9 at the Department of Transportation headquarters in Washington, D.C. to help manufacturers producing Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) to comply with the ELD Rule. Read More
On December 28, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held in the case of Jones v. City of Boston that a jury could reasonably find hair testing to be job-related and consistent with business necessity.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently issued petition denials to three separate individuals seeking waivers of the Federal cardiovascular standard applicable to interstate truck and bus drivers as the individuals did not demonstrate they have achieved a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety that would be obtained by complying with the regulation. Read More
Transportation Advisory Group recently announced that John BeGasse has joined the firm to further develop their growing portfolio of regional and national accounts. He is now a lead consultant and Partner in the school transportation consulting firm.