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December 3, 2012

FMCSA Implements CSA Improvements

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

December 3, 2012

FMCSA Advisory Panel Takes on Driver Training

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

FMCSA Orders Truck Driver to Stop Operating

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

DOT Shuts Down C&D Transportation

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 to Hold Free Webinar on Impending CSA Changes

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

FMCSA New Initiative to Validate Driver Medical Cards

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

Sandy Recovery Efforts Continue as Latest Storm Moves On

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

FMCSA to Lead Interstate Petroleum Transport Team to Speed Hurricane Response

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

Small Brokers Take Issue with New $75,000 Bond Requirement

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

New Highway Law a Big Work Order for FMCSA

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.

September 28, 2009

Ferro Gets Her Confirmation Hearing, and Some Tough Questions

Anne Ferro, President Obama's nominee to head the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, was politely received by the Senate Commerce Committee at her confirmation hearing last week but ran into tough questionin

October 1, 2008

Highway Reform Tops Washington Agenda

The federal law that sets long-term surface transportation policy will expire next October.

September 1, 2008

Rails Back On The (PR) Attack

Using simple tools can soften driver opposition to buckling up.

June 1, 2008

Grace Under Pressure

Under-inflated tires and improper tread patterns conspire to rob you of fuel economy.

May 1, 2008

FMCSA Update: EOBR, Learner Permit Standards

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

Washington Report: Hours Rule Remains In Effect Pending Another Court Decision

Our man in Washington reports on wireless and trucking, FMCSA wireless roadside inspections, and hours of service rules

September 1, 2007

Return To Limbo

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

FMCSA Turns Teacher With New Webinar Series

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

The Ultimate Decision-Maker

Each year, government's primary regulatory focus falls more intensely on the driver. Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

September 1, 2006

SafeStat Remains On Hold, And That's A Good Thing

The fixes put in place so far have not made the system much – if any – better.

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