Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Information Session

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The Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program (SDAP) will open its application portal for participation on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Created by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the program acknowledges that safety is the highest priority for truck drivers. SDAP will help individuals between 18 – 20 explore interstate trucking careers and assist trucking companies in hiring and training new drivers through rigorous training standards – pairing each young driver with an experienced mentor. For more information, please view the SDAP Public Information Webinar  that covers training qualifications, participation requirements, and instructions about the application process.

Please contact safedriver@dot.gov with any additional questions.


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FMCSA has Removed ArionT ELD from List of Registered ELDs

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FMCSA has removed the ArionT ELD Model AT5000 from its list of registered ELD devices. (Courtesy: FMCSA)

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has removed ArionT ELD from the list of registered Electronic Logging Devices (ELD). FMCSA has placed ArionT ELD on the Revoked Devices list due to the company’s failure to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A, effective June 24, 2022..

FMCSA will be sending an industry email to let motor carriers know that all who use ArionT ELD must take the following steps:

  1. Discontinue using the revoked device(s) and revert to paper logs or logging software to record required hours of service data.
  2. Replace the revoked device(s) with compliant ELD(s) from the Registered Devices list before August 24, 2022.

Motor carriers have a grace period of up to 60 days to replace the revoked device(s) with compliant ELD(s). If the ELD provider corrects all identified deficiencies, FMCSA will place the device back on the list of registered devices and inform the industry and the field.

During the grace period, safety officials are encouraged not to cite drivers using ArionT ELD for 395.8(a)(1) – “No ELD” or 395.22(a) – “Failed to use a registered ELD.” During this time, safety officials should request the driver’s paper logs, logging software, or use the ArionT ELD display as a back-up method to review the hours of service data.

Beginning August 24, 2022, motor carriers who continue to use the revoked device listed above would be considered to be operating without an ELD. Safety officials who encounter a driver using a revoked device on or after August 24, 2022 should cite 395.8(a)(1), and place the driver out-of-service in accordance with the CVSA OOS Criteria.

FMCSA strongly encourages motor carriers to take the actions listed above now to avoid compliance issues in the event that the deficiencies are not addressed in time.

For more information on ELDs, visit FMCSA’s ELD implementation website.


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FMCSA Concludes National Household Goods Top 100 Compliance Operation

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With a significant increase in the volume of household good (HHG) complaints, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has concluded a national investigation of the Top 100 carriers identified in the National Consumer Complaint Database (NCCDB).  Between 2020 and 2021, complaints to FMCSA’s NCCDB increased from 4,340 to 8,295. The special operation was conducted between February 7th and February 28th, 2022 in 16 states and resulted in 586 consumer complaints being closed and enforcement action taken on 63% of the carriers investigated.

FMCSA takes its responsibilities very seriously to help protect consumers who utilize the services of the moving industry. The FMCSA developed the www.protectyourmove.gov website to educate consumers on their rights and responsibilities relating to contracting with a prospective moving company.  If you need to file a complaint against a company regulated by FMCSA, visit the NCCDB at https://nccdb.fmcsa.dot.gov


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Next 3G Sunset Date Is March 31, 2022

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Are you prepared for the 3G sunset?

T-MOBILE TO SHUT DOWN SPRINT 3G CDMA NETWORK BY MARCH 31, 2022

Mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G networks, which may impact motor carriers if their ELDs rely on a 3G network. Read more about the 3G sunset.
T-Mobile will complete the shutdown of Sprint’s 3G CDMA network by March 31, 2022.
Any ELD that requires 3G cellular connectivity to perform its functionality will no longer be in compliance with the technical specifications in the ELD rule after the 3G network it relies on is sunset.
When in an area that does not support 3G, a 3G device will register a malfunction. In accordance with 49 CFR 395.34, the carrier has 8 days to get the malfunction resolved, in this case by replacement, unless an extension is granted.

FMCSA has granted an extension for specific 3G dependent ELDs. See which ELDs are covered by this extension.

Motor carriers should be working with their ELD providers to upgrade or replace ELDs that rely on a 3G network.
What actions do motor carriers need to take now?
Confirm whether your ELD relies on a 3G networkIf you are unsure if your ELD relies on a 3G network, contact your ELD provider. If your ELD does not rely on 3G, and meets all minimum requirements, no further action is needed.
Ask your provider for their upgrade or replacement planIf your ELD relies on a 3G network, ask your ELD provider about their plan for upgrading or replacing your device to one that will be supported after the 3G sunset, and to complete the necessary actions as soon as possible. Even if your ELD is covered by the extension, you must still replace your device by the extension deadline. Once you receive your upgraded or replaced device, you should no longer use paper logs.
FMCSA strongly encourages motor carriers to take the above actions as soon as possible to avoid compliance issues. See the announced dates listed below and plan accordingly to avoid service disruptions and compliance issues. Note that portions of carrier 3G networks will be unsupported in advance of the announced sunset dates.
3G Sunset DatesThe announced sunset dates are below.* These are dates for completing the shutdowns. Mobile carriers are planning to retire parts of their networks sooner.

  • AT&T 3G: February 22, 2022
  • Sprint 3G (T-Mobile): March 31, 2022
  • Sprint LTE (T-Mobile): June 30, 2022
  • T-Mobile 3G: July 1, 2022
  • Verizon 3G: December 31, 2022
Note: Many carriers, such as Cricket, Boost, Straight Talk, and several Lifeline mobile service providers, utilize the AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile networks.
*Sunset dates are subject to change. Contact your mobile carrier for up-to-date information.
Questions?Contact ELD@dot.gov.

More Resources from FMCSA

Read and understand the technical specifications in the ELD rule.
ELD RULE
Learn more about the ELD rule and what it means for you.
ELD FAQs
Download materials and information for the motor carrier industry.
ELD WEBSITE

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CVSA Bulletin – Securement of Roll-on/Roll-off, Hook-Lift and Lugger Containers on Vehicle

First published by CVSA.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has issued a new inspection bulletin to help roadside enforcement personnel determine if a roll-on/roll-off, hook-lift, or lugger box/container is properly secured.

Both the U.S. and Canada have regulations for securing roll-on/roll-off and hook-lift containers on commercial trucks, but the rules lack important details. This has led to some confusion among motor carriers, drivers, and enforcement personnel alike.

The new nine-page CVSA bulletin aims to reduce that confusion with photos and clear instructions on how the containers should be secured, whether the truck has a built-in container securement system or not.

The new inspection bulletin is available online at cvsa.org.


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