December 20, 2012 - Industry News
Federal truck safety regulators are looking for public comments on plans to toughen entry-level driver training requirements.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host a listening session on the issue January 7 in Charlotte, N.C., at an American Bus Association meeting
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Training
December 14, 2012 - Industry News
Oral arguments in the lawsuit challenging the hours of service rule will be held March 15 at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
It typically takes the court two to three months to rule following arguments, which means it should hand down its decision before the new HOS rule is scheduled to take effect in July
Tags: Hours of Service, FMCSA, ATA
December 13, 2012 - Industry News
Federal safety regulators are preparing surveys to learn whether or not electronic onboard recorders might be used to harass drivers. The surveys of drivers and carriers are part of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's preparation for a proposed new EOBR rule, due next July
Tags: EOBRs, FMCSA, Drivers
December 7, 2012 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered LEX Express Inc. (DBA Lincolnland Express) of Champaign, Ill., and Ben Gordon Enterprises LLC (DBA Gordon's Tree Service) of Slidell, La., to immediately cease all transportation services
Tags: Fleets, DOT, FMCSA
December 6, 2012 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is going after two California carriers for holding household goods hostage, using the new authority granted to it under the highway bill passed earlier this year
Tags: FMCSA, California
December 3, 2012 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration implemented a number of improvements to its CSA safety enforcement program, including dropping the Cargo-Related BASIC and adding a new Hazardous Materials BASIC that is expected to put more scrutiny on carriers hauling hazmat
Tags: FMCSA, CSA
Federal regulators have been trying for more than 20 years to set training standards for entry-level truck drivers - without success.
Now, under pressure from Congress and the courts, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is trying to reinvigorate the regulatory process by asking its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee for suggestions on how to get the job done
Tags: Drivers, Training, FMCSA
November 27, 2012 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared Illinois-based C&D Transportation Inc. an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered the interstate motor carrier to immediately shut down its operations, after numerous violations involving drivers without CDLs, drivers who couldn't speak English, hours of service and other serious incidents
Tags: Fleets, FMCSA, CDL, Illinois
November 19, 2012 - Industry News
Vigillo will host complimentary webinars to discuss significant impending changes to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, in particular, its Safety Measurement System
Tags: Events, FMCSA, CSA, SMS
November 13, 2012 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it and its state partners will be conducting random verifications of driver Medical Examiner's Certificates during enforcement activities.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers
November 8, 2012 - Industry News
Despite the arrival of another storm last night, recovery efforts from the hurricane-turned-superstorm Sandy continue throughout the Northeast, while fuel problems have a domino effect in the Southeast
Tags: Sandy, FMCSA, AASHTO, FHWA, Diesel
November 5, 2012 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Monday that it is leading an Interstate Petroleum Transport Team to ensure the fastest and most efficient movement of fuel to the region devastated by Hurricane Sandy
Tags: Hurricane, Sandy, FMCSA
September 6, 2012 - Industry News
The ink on the new highway bill is hardly dry, yet one transportation group already is pushing for an amendment.
The Association of Independent Property Brokers & Agents is lobbying to repeal the $75,000 bond requirement for brokers and freight forwarders that's in the law Congress passed in June
Tags: AIPBA, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, American Trucking Associations, FMCSA, OOIDA, freight brokers, frieght forwarding, Unified Registration System, Legislation
August 28, 2012 - Industry News
The new highway law sets an ambitious agenda for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over the next couple of years. Most of the requirements in MAP-21 came from the agency's strategic plan, said administrator Anne Ferro as she introduced a presentation Monday on the agency's plans to implement the law.
Tags: FMCSA, MAP-21
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