DOT Releases Policy Guidance On Autonomous Vehicle Technology (Part I: Industry Guidance)

By | Dashboard Insights | September 26, 2016

As automakers and their suppliers alike have been working through the issues confronting autonomous vehicles, they have been doing so with a giant blind spot: just how the federal government, which regulates almost every aspect of automotive design, was going to approach the question of standards for autonomous cars.

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Department of Transportation Issues Cyber Guidance for Autonomous Cars

On September 20, 2016, the Department of Transportation, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), released federal cyber guidance for autonomous cars entitled Federal Automated Vehicles Policy (“guidance”).

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FAST Act Requirements for Flammable Liquids and Rail Tank Cars

FAST Act Requirements for Flammable Liquids and Rail Tank Cars

The U.S. Department of Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a final rule on August 15, 2016 modifying regulations governing trains hauling crude oil and other flammable materials.

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Department of Transportation Clarifies Regulations Regarding Abandoned Pipelines

By | Baker Energy Blog | August 25, 2016
Department of Transportation Clarifies  Regulations Regarding Abandoned Pipelines

On Aug. 16, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued Advisory Bulletin ADB-2016-05 to owners and operators of pipelines used for the transportation of hazardous liquids, carbon dioxide and gas, clarifying that owners and operators of these pipelines must comply with all safety regulations, even if their pipelines are inactive, decommissioned or idle.

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Failure to Hire DOT Driver After Positive Drug Test Result Leads to ADA Claim

A South Carolina company that hauls gasoline, diesel fuel and ethanol throughout the country will face an Americans with Disabilities Act suit brought by a rejected DOT driver applicant with a sleep disorder for which he was prescribed an amphetamine (Dexedrine), the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond has decided, reversing a lower’s court’s dismissal of John Lisotto’s lawsuit.  

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