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  • Henry Seaton

New rule allows windshield-mounted safety devices

As required by Section 5301 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a rule to allow the voluntary mounting of vehicle safety devices on the interior of the windshields of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), including placement within the area that is swept by the windshield wipers. The rule also implements the FAST Act requirement that all windshield-mounted devices and technologies that were allowed by exemption as of December 4, 2015, be authorized under FMCSA regulations.

The rule defines “vehicle safety technology” as including a fleet-related incident management system, performance or behavior management system, speed management system, lane departure warning system, forward collision warning or mitigation system, active cruise control system, and transponder. For more information, go to

Avoid legal pitfalls

Rules of the Road offers practical help on avoiding legal pitfalls in working with customers, independent contractors, insurers, factoring companies, etc.

Many serious legal risks will go unnoticed unless you are watching for them. Don't take chances.

 Although successful food haulers already employ the common sense steps required in FDA's new transportation rule, declaring your compliance can help you stay competitive for spot-market freight. 

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