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FMCSA Simplifies Requirements for Young Drivers

FMCSA has removed some road blocks for Motor Carriers using the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot (SDAP) Program. FMCSA announced they are no longer requiring an inward facing camera for these young drivers. The special Registered Apprenticeship (RA) program code number generated through the U.S. Department of Labor is also no longer required. FMCSA is hopeful that the program will be more enticing for Motor Carriers to use.

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CVSA Inspection Level Summaries (Part 2)

You may have seen Part 1 of this CVSA blog series and noticed that many of 2024’s scheduled inspection days mention which level of inspection to expect. If you’re unsure what that means, here’s a snapshot of the inspection levels and what to expect. You’ll find a detailed of each level on CVSA’s website. Level I – North American Standard InspectionThe inspection takes around 40 minutes to complete.Prepare to present all of your documentation while a detailed inspection of your vehicle commences, including the brake system, cargo securement, coupling devices, steering mechanisms, and everything in between and under the vehicle.

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CVSA Releases CMV Blitz Schedule (Part 1)

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has released its Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Blitz Inspection Schedule. As a truck driver, take these dates into consideration and be prepared! Planned CVSA Blitz days International Roadcheck | May 14–16, 2024 International Roadcheck is a compliance, enforcement, and educational initiative that is described by the CVSA website as the “largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world.” Within 72 hours, at least 15 trucks and motor coaches will be inspected every minute. Operation Safe Driver Week | July 7–13, 2024 This yearly, one-week enforcement and educational campaign targets unsafe driving by passenger and commercial

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FMCSA Proposes to Remove more than 15,700 Medical Examiners from National Registry for Noncompliance

According to the Federal Register proposal, medical examiners (ME’s) who failed to login to their federal account and update all information by February 23, 2024, should be removed from the National Registry. Since June 2018, FMCSA attempted to notify all MEs on the Federal Registry, through email, physical mailings, and phone calls, about the requirement to either access their account or create a login to and update all relevant information. To date, there are approximately 15,727 MEs who have not complied with the request. As a result, they are not able to fulfill regulatory requirements such as report results

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FMCSA UPDATES: Are you an Employee or an Independent Contractor?

Effective March 11, 2024, the FMCSA’s final rule will rescind the Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act rule (2021 IC Rule) and replace it with an updated analysis for determining employee or independent contractor status that is more consistent with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) — as interpreted by longstanding judicial precedent. While the goal, according to the FMCSA, is to correctly classify employees and independent contractors, the same six factors that were used before this final rule, have been weighted differently — subtly shifting the mindset of the classification system and making it more challenging

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New FMCSA Regulations: Financial Responsibility of a Property Broker and Freight Forwarder

The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) revised its regulations about the financial responsibility of a property broker and freight forwarder. Effective January 16, 2024, the Final Rule outlines five regulatory areas relating to the financial responsibility of a property broker and freight forwarder. Compliance to the provisions listed above will be required for brokers, surety providers, and financial institutions starting January 16, 2024. View the complete and Final Rule by FMCSA to stay in compliance. Sometimes different circumstances can take us by surprise, but our team at Navigator is here to help you stay the course and make the

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