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June 30, 2015

ATA on CSA Proposal: Move to 'Risk-Based' Enforcement

Proposed changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability system are a good start, but American Trucking Associations says there's much more to be done.

June 29, 2015

FMCSA Proposes Changes to CSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Monday unveiled proposed changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, including changing some intervention thresholds to better reflect crash risk.

June 26, 2015

Senate Advances Pro-Trucking Measures

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.

June 25, 2015

Over 10,000 Veterans Used the CDL Skills Test Waiver

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.

June 12, 2015

CDL Tester Indicted in South Carolina

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.

June 11, 2015

FMCSA Grants C.R. England Driver Training Exemption

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.

May 28, 2015

Senate Bill Would Require Non-CSA Carrier Hiring Standard

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.

May 27, 2015

The Bizarre Case of the Chameleon Carrier

A case of mistaken identity and murder charges in the wake of one defendant cooperating with federal investigators. Sounds like something from an FBI organized crime case – but this involved an out of service order by the DOT.

May 6, 2015

DOT to Audit FMCSA High-Risk Investigative Practices

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.

May 4, 2015

Proposed Rule Would Simplify Insulin Exemption for Drivers

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.

April 29, 2015

ATA Outlines Truck Safety Recommendations to Congress

American Trucking Associations outlined three strategies to improve truck related traffic accidents in testimony before Congress.

April 27, 2015

Omnitracs Launches ELD Information Site

Omnitracs, LLC has launched an informational website on the upcoming electronic logging device mandate-- www.ELDfacts.com.

April 24, 2015

OOIDA Lobbying Against Speed-Limiter Rule

The OOIDA has provided the FMCSA and the NHTSA with research showing a lack of scientific evidence supporting a speed limiter mandate and saying that enforcing the rule would make highways less safe.

April 24, 2015

ATA Sticks to Fuel-Tax Hike as Best Trust Fund Fix

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.

April 23, 2015

FMCSA May Reward Carriers for Going Beyond Safety Regs

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.

April 21, 2015

FMCSA Still Seeking Drivers for 34-Hour Restart Study

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is still seeking volunteer truck drivers for its 34-hour restart study.

April 20, 2015

ATA Urges Fast Action on Speed-Limiter Rule

The American Trucking Associations is again urging the Department of Transportation to “move forward” with a rulemaking requiring installation of electronic speed-limiting devices on Class 7 and 8 trucks.

April 17, 2015

DOT Delays Speed-Limiter, Safety-Fitness Rules; ELD on Track

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.

April 9, 2015

FMCSA Orders S.C. Trucking Company Shut Down

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.

April 6, 2015

Mixer-Truck Drivers Exempted from HOS Break Rule

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.

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