J. J. Keller® Compliance Network Logo
Start Customizing Your Profile for Free!
Update to Professional Trial!

Experience Everything Compliance Network Has to Offer

Already have an account?
Thank you for investing in EnvironmentalHazmat related content. Click 'UPGRADE' to continue.
Enjoy your limited-time access to the Compliance Network Professional Trial!
A confirmation welcome email has been sent to your email address from ComplianceNetwork@t.jjkellercompliancenetwork.com. Please check your spam/junk folder if you can't find it in your inbox.
Thank you for your interest in EnvironmentalHazmat related content.
You've reached your limit of free access, if you'd like more info, please contact us at 800-327-6868.

All foreign national drivers entering U.S. must now be fully vaccinated

The DHS requires foreign national drivers, including drivers from Canada, to be fully vaccinated in order to enter the U.S., effective on and after Jan. 22, 2022. Fully vaccinated means at least a full 14 days have passed since the second dose of the two-dose vaccines or since the single dose of the single-dose vaccine. Cross-border drivers entering the U.S. via land ports of entry or ferry terminals must provide proof of vaccination upon entry into the U.S. Any COVID-19 vaccination proof must contain:

  • Personal identifiers (full name plus at least one other identifier such as date of birth or passport number) that match the personal identifiers on the driver’s passport or other travel documents;
  • Name of official source of record, e.g., public health or government agency or authorized vaccine provider; and
  • Vaccine manufacturer and date(s) of vaccination.

For more information see the January 24 Federal Register and the DHS press release dated January 20.

FMCSA proposes UCR fee reduction

FMCSA proposes to reduce the annual registration fees that states collect from motor carriers, motor private carriers of property, brokers, freight forwarders, and leasing companies for the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Plan and Agreement for the 2023 and subsequent registration years. The proposed fees, which appeared in the January 24 Federal Register, would be reduced below the fees for 2022 by about 27 percent.

# CMVs owned or operatedCurrent feeProposed fee
1,001 and more$56,977$41,627

FMCSA defends its HOS rule

FMCSA filed a brief with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals over the June 30, 2020, HOS final rule. The agency says the rule made incremental changes, supported by a detailed analysis and a balance of safety considerations, costs, and practical effects on the regulated industry. FMCSA is being challenged by a coalition of safety groups in a lawsuit that has been going for over a year. The case number is 20-1370.

DOT touts road safety strategy

In the first six months of 2021, an estimated 20,160 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes, up an alarming 18.4 percent over 2020. A new National Roadway Safety Strategy outlines the agency’s comprehensive approach to significantly reducing death (and injury) on our nation’s highways, roads, and streets. Objectives include safer behaviors, vehicles, roads, and speeds, along with expedient post-crash care. DOT will work with states to build and maintain safer roadways, update the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, leverage automatic emergency braking, and improve crash data.