December 3, 2012
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration implemented a number of improvements to its CSA safety enforcement program, including dropping the Cargo-Related BASIC and adding a new Hazardous Materials BASIC that is expected to put more scrutiny on carriers hauling hazmat
Federal regulators have been trying for more than 20 years to set training standards for entry-level truck drivers - without success.
Now, under pressure from Congress and the courts, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is trying to reinvigorate the regulatory process by asking its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee for suggestions on how to get the job done
December 2, 2012
A truck driver who admitted to losing consciousness before hitting and killing an Illinois state trooper has been ordered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to stop driving immediately because he failed to disclose a disqualifying medical condition during his DOT physical
November 27, 2012
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared Illinois-based C&D Transportation Inc. an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered the interstate motor carrier to immediately shut down its operations, after numerous violations involving drivers without CDLs, drivers who couldn't speak English, hours of service and other serious incidents
November 19, 2012
Vigillo will host complimentary webinars to discuss significant impending changes to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, in particular, its Safety Measurement System
November 13, 2012
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it and its state partners will be conducting random verifications of driver Medical Examiner's Certificates during enforcement activities.
November 8, 2012
Despite the arrival of another storm last night, recovery efforts from the hurricane-turned-superstorm Sandy continue throughout the Northeast, while fuel problems have a domino effect in the Southeast
November 5, 2012
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Monday that it is leading an Interstate Petroleum Transport Team to ensure the fastest and most efficient movement of fuel to the region devastated by Hurricane Sandy
September 6, 2012
The ink on the new highway bill is hardly dry, yet one transportation group already is pushing for an amendment.
The Association of Independent Property Brokers & Agents is lobbying to repeal the $75,000 bond requirement for brokers and freight forwarders that's in the law Congress passed in June
August 28, 2012
The new highway law sets an ambitious agenda for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over the next couple of years. Most of the requirements in MAP-21 came from the agency's strategic plan, said administrator Anne Ferro as she introduced a presentation Monday on the agency's plans to implement the law.
October 1, 2008
The federal law that sets long-term surface transportation policy will expire next October.
September 1, 2008
Using simple tools can soften driver opposition to buckling up.
June 1, 2008
Under-inflated tires and improper tread patterns conspire to rob you of fuel economy.
May 1, 2008
The FMCSA may expand its proposed requirement for electronic onboard recorders to include all carriers, rather than just those who persistently violate the hours of service rules.
January 1, 2008
Our man in Washington reports on wireless and trucking, FMCSA wireless roadside inspections, and hours of service rules
September 1, 2007
A federal court's rejection of key provisions of driver hours of service rule throws the trucking industry into a too familiar regulatory quagmire.
May 1, 2007
Everybody knows that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration writes and enforces all the safety rules. It's the top cop when it comes to such regs. But the agency has added a new job title to its repertoire: teacher.
April 1, 2007
Each year, government's primary regulatory focus falls more intensely on the driver.
Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor
September 1, 2006
The fixes put in place so far have not made the system much – if any – better.
May 1, 2006
Drivers are a common factor in most crashes, but truck drivers are at fault more than we thought.
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