The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) is hosting an online “5.9 GHz Safety Band Stakeholder Forum: Leveraging Existing V2X Investments in a Changing Spectrum Environment” to discuss the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) First Report and Order, which significantly reduced the amount of spectrum available for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications in the Safety Band. The event is scheduled for December 16, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET.
As the U.S. DOT continues to evaluate the safe, secure, efficient, and interoperable use of the 5.9 GHz spectrum for transportation safety, it is critical that we garner input from industry, the public, and government partners, as well as other stakeholders. We recognize that stakeholders seek to derive as much value as possible from current deployments, minimize investment losses, and/or realize V2X technology’s intended safety and mobility benefits despite deployment challenges.
This forum serves to identify areas that can assist deployers, developers, and investors in V2X technologies in next steps for the use of the 5.9 GHz spectrum for transportation safety and congestion mitigation. The Department seeks to gain a greater understanding of industry leaders’ current and future investment strategies and to discuss participants’ views on considerations for fostering the most efficient use of V2X spectrum and continued progress toward life-saving deployments.
This conference is open to the general public by pre-registration only.
To attend, please register by December 15, 2020.
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET
Registration Deadline: December 15, 2020
Advance questions are encouraged. Please submit questions through the registration link, or you may email 5.9GHzSpectrum@dot.gov.
To learn more about the 5.9 GHz Safety Band, please visit: www.transportation.gov/content/safety-band.
9 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
Topics will include:
- The purpose of roadside inspections.
- Why it is imperative to successfully pass these inspections.
- How motor carriers and drivers must prepare for inspections and what to do if selected.
- What to do following the inspection
- How to properly DataQ. How to lower CSA scores.
Learn more and register for the webinar.
Seminars will discuss the four key revisions to the existing HOS Rules:
•The 30-minute break rule requiring a break after 8 hours of consecutive driving
•The sleeper-berth exception to allow drivers to split their required 10 hours off duty into two periods
•The adverse driving conditions exception
•Changes to the short-haul exception available to certain commercial drivers
Dates & Times
September 10, 2020 @ 9:00AM
September10, 2020 @ 1:00PM
September 22, 2020 @ 9:00AM
September 22, 2020 @ 1:00PM
To Register for a Seminar, go to:
FMCSA announces a public meeting: “The FMCSA 2020 Trucking Safety
Summit.” This meeting will be held virtually on August 5, 2020, to solicit information on improving the safe operation of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles on our Nation’s roadways.
The virtual meeting will provide interested stakeholders—including
motor carriers, drivers, safety technology developers and users, Federal and State partners, safety advocacy groups—as well as members of the public—an opportunity to share their ideas on improving trucking safety.
The event will be hosted virtually by FMCSA from the U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters building in Washington, D.C.
DATES: The virtual public meeting will be held Wednesday, August 5, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., EDT.
A full agenda of the meeting is available online at
Learn more or sign up here.
Attend a live Hours of Service (HOS) Question and Answer session with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) subject matter expert Tom Yager, Chief of the Driver and Carrier Operations Division, and Peter Chandler, Lead Transportation Specialist in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Passenger Carrier Division.
Go here for more information……