June 26, 2015 - Industry News
Before heading out the door on June 26 for an 11-day Congressional recess, the Republican majority in the Senate flexed its political muscle to move forward an array of legislative efforts widely favored if not outright lobbied for by trucking stakeholders.
Tags: U.S. Senate, Truck Size/Weight, Highway Funding, ELD, Speed Limiter, 34-Hour Restart, CSA, FMCSA
June 25, 2015 - Industry News
More than 10,000 veterans and active duty personnel have taken advantage of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Military Skills Test Waiver Program since it began in 2011.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Veterans
June 12, 2015 - Industry News
A third-party CDL tester used by South Carolina has been indicted for giving tests he wasn't supposed to and skimping on the tests themselves.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Crime & Fraud, U.S. DOT
June 11, 2015 - Industry News
The FMCSA has granted C.R. England a training rule exemption allowing drivers who have passed the CDL skills test to operate a vehicle on public roads without requiring a CDL holder to monitor them from the front seat.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Driver Training, C.R. England
May 28, 2015 - Industry News
Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) and co-sponsor Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) have introduced a bill that aims to create a “national hiring standard” for motor carriers without using the controversial BASIC data produced by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s CSA safety-compliance program.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, TIA, Brokers
May 6, 2015 - Industry News
The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General has announced it will audit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s investigative practices for high-risk motor carriers.
Tags: FMCSA, DOT, Accidents
May 4, 2015 - Industry News
The FMCSA has proposed that drivers with controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus be permitted to operate commercial motor vehicles without first obtaining an individual exemption.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Medical Examiners
April 27, 2015 - Industry News
Omnitracs, LLC has launched an informational website on the upcoming electronic logging device mandate-- www.ELDfacts.com.
Tags: FMCSA, ELD, Omnitracs, ELDs, NPTC
April 24, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations remains committed to seeing a surface transportation package passed this year that will ensure a long-term fix for the Highway Trust Fund.
Tags: CSA, Highway Trust Fund, ELDs, Highway Bill, FMCSA, Regulations, American Trucking Associations
April 23, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on its potential development of a program that would take into consideration a motor carrier’s “proactive voluntary implementation of state-of-the-art best practices and technologies” when evaluating the company’s safety program.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Highway Safety, CSA
April 17, 2015 - Industry News
A final rule mandating electronic logging devices will still be published in September, while publication of a proposed rule to mandate speed limiters and one to establish a carrier safety-fitness determination system have been delayed a month.
Tags: Electronic Stability Control, Speed Limiter, ELD, NHTSA, Driver Coercion, FMCSA, Regulations
April 9, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Association declared Darlington, S.C.-based trucking company Carnell Pompey to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered it to immediately shut down.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Regulations, Driver Safety
April 6, 2015 - Industry News
Drivers of ready-mix concrete trucks have been granted a limited exemption from the minimum 30-minute rest break provision of the hours-of-service regulations by the FMCSA.
Tags: Hours of Service, Ready Mix, 34-Hour Restart, FMCSA
April 3, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today published an adjusted schedule of civil penalties for violating federal safety rules. FMCSA said the changes will take effect on June 2.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, fleet safety, Out of Service Violations
March 31, 2015 - Industry News
Acting Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Administration Scott Darling will continue in that role but will no longer be titled Acting Administrator.
Tags: FMCSA, People, Promotions
March 30, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has begun notifying select truck and bus companies to submit drug and alcohol testing program results for its annual survey.
Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Survey, Alcohol Testing
March 3, 2015 - Industry News
The projected publication date for the final ELD rule has been updated to September 30th according the the FMCSA.
Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, eLog
February 27, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is extending the submission deadline for the 2015 “Be Ready. Be Buckled” student art contest until March 16, 2015.
Tags: FMCSA, Seat Belts, Contest, Child Safety
February 16, 2015 - Industry News
A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced by a federal court after pleading guilty earlier to charges of conspiracy to commit extortion in a household good moving scheme.
Tags: FMCSA, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Household Goods Movers
February 6, 2015 - Industry News
Law enforcement officers ticketed non commercial drivers ten times more often than truckers during Operation Safe Driver mobilization week from Oct. 19-25.
Tags: FMCSA, Traffic Violations, Vehicle Inspection, Driver Behavior, CVSA, Speeding
February 5, 2015 - Industry News
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is heading the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s study of the 34-hour restart provision of the Hours of Service rule for truck drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, HOS, 34-Hour Restart
January 26, 2015 - Product News
Continental released a free update to its VDO RoadLog ELD software addressing the recent suspension of certain provisions of the 34-hour restart rules.
Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service, Information Technology
January 14, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will release its study on crash accountability in the next couple of weeks, said Jack Van Steenburg, the agency’s chief safety officer.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Crash Accountability
January 12, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Administration announced the availability of $30 million in state grants aimed at assisting states in improving transportation safety by modernizing their technology infrastructure.
Tags: FMCSA, Department of Transportation, Federal Grants, Enforcement
January 9, 2015 - Industry News
Fourteen years later, the Mexican cross-border trucking provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement will finally be implemented.
Tags: FMCSA, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA
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