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August 13, 2015

Reassessing the Independent Contractor

Truck driver classification should be weighed in light of current waged hour laws, safety regulations and the Affordable Care Act

August 5, 2015

Darling Nominated to be FMCSA Administrator

Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in all but name for the past year, T.F. Scott Darling III has been nominated to fill that vacant appointment by President Obama.

August 5, 2015

ELD Mandate Update

A review of key topics addressed in the recently issued Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on electronic logging devices

July 31, 2015

Did FMCSA Spin Report on HOS Restart?

The day after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration stated its general satisfaction with a Government Accountability Office study of the hours-of-service changes implemented in 2013, the American Trucking Associations slammed the safety agency for “cherry-picking” a few points “in a desperate effort to influence lawmakers.”

July 31, 2015

Nebraska Trucker Pleads Guilty to Threatening FMCSA Inspector

A Nebraska trucker could face up to a year in prison for threatening FMCSA employees over the phone.

July 30, 2015

FMCSA Supports GAO Recommendations for HOS

FMCSA has voiced its support of a U.S. Government Accountability Office report that examined the hours-of-service changes that were implemented in 2013.

July 29, 2015

ATA Disappointed in Proposed CSA Changes

The American Trucking Associations, in its comments on the FMCSA's proposed changes to the CSA, says the agency didn't go far enough.

July 21, 2015

Driver Involved in Crash Declared Imminent Hazard

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has declared a Kentucky-licensed truck driver an imminent hazard to public safety after a crash investigation revealed several cases of falsified records.

July 10, 2015

Dispatcher Charged with Holding Cargo Hostage

Kentucky dispatcher Bryan Napier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud for his part in a scheme to defraud shippers.

July 10, 2015

Bill Could Be First Step to Younger Truck Drivers

A Senate bill would instruct FMCSA to conduct a pilot study of lowering the age at which Class A CDL holders can drive trucks across state lines.

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.

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