HNI University: FMCSA & State Patrol Update

We packed the house with 200 transportation professionals.  Here are a few takeaways from the event:

  • is where you can view and make comments on proposed regs.  You can also subscribe to updates for the topics that you’re interested in

  • Trucks without speed limiters cause 40% of crashes, while accounting for 17% of miles.  Many developed countries have made speed limiters mandatory, and several trucking associations are pushing for the U.S. to do so as well.

  • Two different types of violations: Acute Violations (single occurrence results in points) vs Threshold Violations (need to meet a threshold of violations to get points, i.e. 10%)

  • The application of ELDs to short haul / local drivers is still uncertain at this point

  • Driver coercion rules are the result of driver comments and will likely have stiff penalties against employers

  • 71% of Wisconsin carriers are unrated (have never had compliance review from FMCSA)

  • High-speed VWIMs are being used in conjunction with state patrol squads across Wisconsin

  • You should not to expect a 48 hour notice prior to fmcsa visit (unless multiple terminals) and should be prepared for a full compliance review (even if expecting a focused)

  •  34 hour restart is not gone, just on hold pending fmcsa study and results presented to congress


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