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Could FMCSA Proposal Make CDL Process More Flexible?

Among other things, the proposed rulemaking would allow a permit holder who passes the skills test to operate on public roads without a qualified CDL driver in a passenger seat. The FMCSA is accepting comments until April.

Trip Sheet: Looking Ahead - Navigating Around Vehicle Automation

FMCSA proposes to amend certain Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to ensure the safe introduction of automated driving systems (ADS)-equipped commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) onto the nation’s roadways. The proposed changes to the CMV operations, inspection, repair, and maintenance regulations prioritize safety and security, promote innovation, foster a consistent regulatory approach to ADS-equipped CMVs, and recognize the difference between human operators and ADS.

Shivering Heroes and Milestone Miles [VIDEO]

Executive Editor of School Bus Fleet, Wes Platt, recaps top news from the website, including how a bunch of transportation industry employees hurled themselves into Chesapeake Bay for charity.

FMCSA Swears in New Deputy Administrator

Earl Adams Jr., the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's chief counsel since July 2021, now takes over the role previously held by Robin Hutcheson. She was confirmed as FMCSA's administrator in September 2022.

Editor's Note: A Year on the Rebound

While purchase orders for new school buses increased overall, production lines continue to struggle to meet demand in a timely manner due to ongoing supply chain issues. School districts might order a new bus today but not actually see it loading up with students until 2024.

Battling Backlogs [VIDEO]

Executive Editor of School Bus Fleet, Wes Platt, recaps recent headlines from - including a school bus manufacturer's efforts to work past a backlog of purchase orders.

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