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California Assn. Announces Hours Hearings

The California Trucking Assn. has scheduled a series of town hall meetings to addressed proposed truck driver hours and service reform. The meetings will included representatives from the California Highway Patrol, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and CTA who will answer trucking industry questions about the rules in a panel format

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As Hours of Service Hearings Begin, Hill Gets Bill to Halt Reform

As the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration prepares for the first public hearing on proposed changes to its truck driver hours of service rules Wednesday, Congress has a bill that would prevent the agency from implementing

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House Committee Moves to Block Ergonomics Proposal

The U.S. House of Representatives' Appropriations Committee has temporarily blocked a new ergonomics standard proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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FMCSA Maintains Alcohol and Drug Testing Rates

Because the "violation" rate for truck driver alcohol testing stayed under 0.5% two years in a row, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says carriers can continue to random alcohol test at a reduced 10% rate. However the rate for random controlled substance testing stays at 50%.

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FMCSA Denies Comment Extension, Adds Another Hearing

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is digging in its heels on an extension of the comment period for its hours of service proposal. It will, however, add another public hearing on the proposal at the end of the scheduled series of seven, sources say. The new hearing is tentatively scheduled for July 10-11 in Washington, D.C

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FMCSA Denies Vision Exemptions to 141 Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied the requests of 141 monocular drivers for exemptions from federal vision standards. The program, started in 1998, has some general guidelines for the exemptions which FMCSA says these applicants did not meet

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New Safety Czar Supported

The appointment of Clyde J. Hart, Jr., the new acting chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has received broad industry support

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FMCSA Schedules Meeting to Discuss IL CDL Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold a public meeting on June 6 to discuss the Illinois CDL program

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Hart Replaces Cirillo as FMCSA Acting Deputy Administrator

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater announced Friday that Clyde Hart Jr., Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration, will serve as the acting Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration effective today, May 22

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Hours of Service Hearings Announced

Public hearings on the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s proposed changes to the hours of service rules will begin in Washington at the end of the month and continue in cities around the country through June.

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