APWU: FMCSA Waives Regulations that Includes PVS CDL Holders in Response to COVID-19

April 29, 2020 Due to the COVID-19 national emergency, there is a high public need for transportation professionals. In response, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), recently announced a waiver from certain regulations applicable to all interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders and to…

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Big Win for APWU MVS: Subcontractor’s Application for Safety Exemption Denied

Hundreds Who Spoke Out Made the Difference Web News Article #: 60-2016 03/17/2016 – The APWU won an important victory on March 15 – one that will save lives and help protect the jobs of Postal Service drivers. After hearing outcries from APWU members and allies, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) denied a…

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APWU: Subcontractors Seek Exemption that Threatens Safety on the Roads

Web News Article #: 171-2015 08/27/2015 – Imagine the danger posed by a sleep-deprived driver of an 18-wheel tractor-trailer – whether he’s on the highway or driving through your neighborhood. Despite the hazard, private subcontractors that haul mail for the U.S. Postal Service are seeking an exemption from federal safety rules that prohibit commercial drivers…

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Highway Contract Route mail haulers requesting exemption from 14-hour limit

By Matt Cole – August 20, 2015 The National State Route Mail Contractors Association, whose members transport mail under contract for the United States Postal Service, has requested an exemption from the 14-hour on-duty limit of FMCSA’s hours-of-service regulations. NSRMCA requests that mail-carrying drivers have the ability to — after being off duty for eight consecutive…

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APWU: Who Qualifies as a ‘Medical Officer’ with Authority to Sign CDL Health Cards?

Web News Article #: 003-2015 01/10/2015 – The APWU has received clarification from the Postal Service regarding who qualifies as a “medical officer” with authority to sign Department of Transportation health cards for postal employees with Commercial Driver’s Licenses. The APWU sought clarification of management’s policy in an Oct. 23, 2014, letter, which noted, “It…

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