November 21, 2013 - Industry News
A recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration report shows that motor carriers using the agency’s Pre-Employment Screening Program are seeing a greater decline in crash rates than those who are not using it.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Driver Safety, Safety & Compliance
November 19, 2013 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered Gaines Motor Lines of N.C., along with company officials Tim Gaines and Rick Tompkins, to compensate four former truck drivers who were fired in violation of federal whistleblower laws.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, OSHA, Fleets, Safety and Compliance
November 18, 2013 - Industry News
The American Transportation Research Institute on Monday released the findings of its latest analysis of the operational and economic impacts resulting from the new hours-of-service rules that went into effect July 1.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, ATA, Hours of Service, ATRI, Fleets
November 7, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED -- The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended audits of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's oversight processes in light of several deadly crashes that the board investigated, saying the findings from these investigations raise serious questions about the oversight of motor carrier operations.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, NTSB, Safety & Compliance, ATA
November 5, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered a Cherryville, N.C.-based trucking company, to immediately cease operations, declaring it to be an imminent hazard to public safety.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, CDL, Drug Testing
November 4, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is test-driving an improved version of its Safety Measurement System website.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, SMS, Safety and Compliance
October 31, 2013 - Industry News
Newly released figures from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration show an increase in the number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes over the past year, but there are improvements when compared to longer time periods.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Highway Fatalities, Safety and Compliance
Legislation has been introduced on Capitol Hill allowing trucking companies the option of using hair testing for illegal drugs as an approved method of screening drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Congress, Drug Testing, U.S. DOT
A trio of House legislators introduced a bill that would suspend the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule, pending an assessment by the Government Accountability Office.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Congress, Hours of Service, Safety and Compliance
October 28, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted a rest-break exemption from the hours-of-service rules to carriers serving the Department of Defense.
Tags: FMCSA, Department of Defense, HOS
October 25, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration named three truck drivers as imminent hazards for separate crashes in which people were either killed or seriously injured.
Tags: FMCSA, imminent hazard
October 24, 2013 - Industry News
A man has been charged in U.S. District Court in Worcester, Mass with trying to bribe a federal safety investigator in order to avoid negative findings on a safety review of his motor carrier company, but has already decided to pled guilty to avoid a lesser sentence.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety and Compliance, Litigation, Crime
Since the new hour of service rules implementation on July 1, the fleet Schneider National says it has seen a 3.1% drop in productivity on solo shipments and a 4.3% decline on team shipments.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Hours of Service, Fleets, Schneider National
The owners of an Alabama trucking company have been sentenced for their roles in running a “chameleon carrier.”
Tags: FMCSA, Fleets, Safety and Compliance, Litigation
October 23, 2013 - Industry News
Deborah Hersman has been officially sworn in for a third two-year term as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. Serving as chairman since 2009, Hersman was nominated for a third term by President Barack Obama on Aug. 1, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate Oct. 16.
Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, NTSB, U.S. DOT, Safety and Compliance
October 8, 2013 - Industry News
It notes that all companies under FMCSA jurisdiction are required to perform the update every two years as part of the new Unified Registration System...
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Fleets, Owner-Operators
October 6, 2013 - Industry News
Despite the feud between Republicans, Democrats and the Obama administration that has resulted in a partial shutdown of the federal government, the U.S. Senate came together late Friday to give approval to legislation regarding sleep apnea and truckers.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Congress, Sleep Apnea
October 1, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is implementing a number of rule changes required by last year’s highway law, including higher fines for various violations.
Tags: FMCSA, Fines
September 30, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing a new definition of a “tank vehicle” to clarify concerns about the impact of the definition on Commercial Drivers License requirements.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, CDL, Hazmat, Tankers
UPDATED—12:00 a.m., Federal truck safety programs will continue to operate despite a partial government shutdown that took effect at midnight.
Tags: FMCSA, Congress, U.S. DOT
September 26, 2013 - Industry News
By a vote of 405-0, the U.S. House passed a bill Thursday requiring any Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration action on sleep apnea to go through the usual rulemaking process rather than simply issuing guidance.
Tags: FMCSA, Congress, Sleep Apnea, Safety & Compliance
September 24, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration are set to publish a joint final rule Wednesday in the Federal Register regarding the transportation of hazardous materials as part of an effort to reduce crashes at railroad crossings.
Tags: FMCSA, PHMSA, Railroads, Hazmat
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Laredo, Texas-based Redco Transport to immediately cease its trucking operations, declaring the company to be an imminent hazard to public safety.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
September 19, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will release its study of the 34-hour restart rule when it has finished its analysis and review of the data...
Tags: Hours of Service, HOS, FMCSA, Anthony Foxx, U.S. DOT
September 18, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is withdrawing its proposed rule for entry-level driver training and will start over with a new proposal. The agency explained in a Federal Register announcement that there are substantive problems with the proposal it has been working on since 2007.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, Driver Training
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