2024 New Truck Regulations: What’s Changing?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s primary mission is to regulate and oversee the safety of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers. These regulations cover various aspects of trucking operations, including hours of service (HOS) limits, driver qualifications, motor vehicle records, vehicle maintenance standards, drug and alcohol testing requirements, and transportation of hazardous materials. Each year the FMCSA proposes and implements changes to trucking regulations with the main goal of improving safety, enhancing efficiency, and addressing emerging challenges.

If you are wondering what’s changing in 2024, keep reading and watch our recent webinar for a deep dive into changes to FMCSA rules.

What are some FMCSA 2024 major trucking regulation changes?

In our recent webinar, we had the pleasure of hosting our safety partners, Truck Safe, to delve into the evolving landscape of 2024 FMCSA regulations. Here’s a brief overview of the key changes discussed:

Safety Measurement System

The FMCSA is proposing changes to Its Safety Measurement System. Some of the proposed changes include reorganizing the safety categories, organizing roadside violations, and simplifying violation severity weights. Additionally, the FMCSA is looking to adjust some of the Intervention Thresholds and more changes aimed at comparing similar motor carriers to each other.

Speed Limiters

A potential rule mandating the installation and use of speed-limiting devices in certain commercial vehicles. The rule would require trucks over 26,000 pounds must have electronic speed governors to set a maximum speed.

FMCSA Clearinghouse

Starting November 18, 2024, drivers with a “prohibited” status in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse will lose or be denied their state-issued commercial driving privileges.

New Entrant Audit Changes

The FMCSA is considering a rulemaking that might require to prove the understanding of relevant safety regulations before obtaining New Entrant authority.

Other expected changes to happen at any time in 2024 include:

  • New knowledge entrant exam
  • DataQs independent appeals board
  • AEB technology (final rule expected April 2024)
  • Oral fluid testing (DHS lab approval expected in early 2024)
  • Autonomous trucks
  • Expansion of crash preventability determination program

These are just a few highlights of the recent FMCSA 2024 proposed changes discussed in our webinar. For a more in-depth analysis and guidance on navigating these regulatory updates, we encourage you to watch the full recording of the webinar and stay informed about further developments in FMCSA regulations.

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Managing driver compliance

At Embark Safety, we understand the complexities behind FMCSA regulations. Our intuitive MVR Monitoring platform is tailored to simplify driver compliance and streamline the driver qualification process.

By connecting to state DMVs, MVR Monitoring reports carriers on negative changes to employees’ MVRs, such as DUIs and suspensions. Additionally, it helps manage license and medical card expirations, streamlines driver qualification files, and more. Interested in seeing how our solution can help you improve compliance? Contact us

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