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DRIVE-Safe Act
Hours of Service
Electronic Logging Devices (ELD)
Driver Training
Agency Websites

DRIVE-Safe Act
The Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy Act, or DRIVE-Safe Act creates a pathway for 18-21 year olds to receive their CDL for interstate travel if they complete rigorous training programs.

Hours of Service
Current Hours of Service (HOS) Rules
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) web page for current hours of service rules including the permanent suspension of the 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. restart . In October 2018, IFDA filed comments with the FMCSA on the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the hours of service (HOS) of drivers. IFDA asked the agency to consider creating greater flexibility within the rules. Specifically, IFDA urged the FMCSA to consider: bringing the short haul exemption in line with the 14/11/10 regime; eliminating the 100 air mile requirement in the short haul exemption in order to include all drivers who start and finish their shift in the same location; exempting short haul drivers from the 30 minute rest break; and providing flexibility to allow drivers to use up to 2 hours of time spent waiting for loading or unloading as off-duty time.

Electronic Logging Devices (ELD)
The FMCSA's Electronic on Board Recorder Final Rule requires that ELD’s record vehicle location at every change of duty status and at a minimum of 60 minute intervals and must be able to transfer data electronically for roadside inspections.  Companies currently using “ELD-like” devices may continue to use their devices until December 2019 at which point their ELD’s must comply with the rule’s specifications.  

The FMCSA published an ELD guide for drivers. Designed to be printed and stored under the visor of a commercial vehicle, the publication provides both an overview and troubleshooting tips for common questions or concerns that arise during data transfer. 

CSA Safety Ratings

Compliance Safety and Accountability (CSA) is an FMCSA safety compliance and enforcement program.

Driver Training

Entry-Level Driver Training
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released its proposed national training requirements that would revise the standards required for new commercial vehicle driver’s licenses. The proposal reflects consensus recommendations of a negotiated rulemaking committee comprised of FMCSA representatives and 25 stakeholders and responds to a Congressional mandate imposed under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act.
Veteran Drivers
The FMCSA's program to expedite commercial drivers licensing for veterans.

Transportation Agency Websites

Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Federal Highway Administration
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration