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April 20, 2016

Missouri Wants Exemptions to Help Turn Veterans into Truckers

The Show-Me State is showing how the federal government could make it easier for vets to become truckers.

April 19, 2016

FMCSA Seeks Input on Beyond Compliance Recognition Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is requesting public input on its Beyond Compliance carrier safety-recognition program.

April 18, 2016

Fatal Truck-Involved Crashes Drop, But Injury Crashes Increase

The number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes decreased by 5%, from 3,921 to 3,744, in 2014 vs. 2013, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s latest annual Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts report.

April 15, 2016

FMCSA Directs Retesting of Certain Tankers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a safety advisory to owners and operators of certain cargo tanks that were improperly inspected and tested, and warned that the tanks must be re-inspected and retested before being used in hazardous materials hauling.

April 14, 2016

FMCSA: Use New Driver Medical Forms Starting April 20

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is reminding Medical Examiners and commercial motor vehicle drivers that certified MEs performing physical exams of CMV drivers must use the revised versions of the Medical Examination Report (MER) Form (MCSA–5875) and the Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) Form (MCSA–5876) as of April 20.

April 12, 2016

Trucking Groups Slam FMCSA Approach to Safety-Fitness Rule

A coalition of trucking interests has come out bluntly critical of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s efforts to put in place its proposed Safety Fitness Determination rule.

April 11, 2016

DOT Forms Safety-Grant Allocation Panel

In accordance with a provision of the FAST Act highway bill, the Department of Transportation has formed the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program Formula Working Group.

April 11, 2016

Gorilla Safety Platform Automates Fleet and Safety Management

Gorilla Safety has launched a mobile application and web-based dashboard designed to automate fleet and safety management for fleets.

April 7, 2016

FMCSA: Safety-Fitness Proposal Gives Carriers Fixed Target

“Carriers will always know what their [safety fitness] target is,” Joe DeLorenzo, Director of Enforcement and Compliance, told reporters during an April 7 briefing on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed rulemaking on Safety Fitness Determination.

April 4, 2016

Driver With History of Alcohol Violations Placed Out of Service

The FMCSA ordered truck driver Yakov Zaverukha off the road after he was pulled over in his truck with a blood alcohol level seven times over the legal limit.

March 31, 2016

OOIDA Challenges ELD Mandate as Unconstitutional

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a court appeal charging that electronic logging devices won’t improve safety and violate the 4th Amendment.

March 30, 2016

Canadian Driver Repeatedly Ignores Out-Of-Service Orders

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has prohibited Ontario, Canada-licensed truck driver Inderjit Singh Gill from operating any commercial vehicle in the U.S. for falsifying records and repeatedly ignoring out-of-service violations.

March 28, 2016

FMSCA Denies Oil-Patch HOS Exemption Request

FMCSA has denied an application for an exemption from the 14-hour provision of the hours-of-service rules that would have let truck drivers serving oil and natural gas fields to exclude waiting time from their calculations of on-duty time.

March 27, 2016

FMCSA Shuts Down North Carolina Company

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered a North-Carolina-based company out of service that blatantly ignored federal safety regulations, from drivers having commercial licenses to driver logs to maintaining vehicles.

March 23, 2016

FMCSA Orders Recalled Volvo Trucks Placed Out of Service

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has determined that vehicles included in Volvo Trucks' recent safety recall that have not been repaired should not be operated and are to be immediately placed out of service.

March 17, 2016

Fatal Crash, False Logs Trigger Shutdown of Massachusetts Trucking Company

FMCSA has ordered the immediate shutdown of trucking company J and J Transportation after an investigation revealed a continued lack of compliance with or understanding of safety regulations.

March 16, 2016

FMCSA Slates Listening Sessions on Voluntary Compliance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold two sets of public listening sessions next month to gain input on “the potential benefits and feasibility of voluntary compliance” and how the agency might credit both motor carriers and drivers for creating “programs that promote safety beyond the standards established in FMCSA regulations.”

March 16, 2016

FMCSA Accepts Mexican Truck-Inspection Standard

Effective March 16, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is accepting the Mexican government standard for annual commercial vehicle inspections of Mexico-domiciled motor carriers that operate in the United States.

March 15, 2016

FMCSA Seeks to Ease the Way for Vets to Become Truckers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to make it easier for military veterans to transition into civilian careers in the truck and bus industry by simplifying the process of getting a Commercial Learner’s Permit or Commercial Driver’s License.

March 14, 2016

FMCSA Suspends 4 Bus Companies for Falsifying Information

The FMCSA has revoked the operating authority registration of four commercial bus companies for willfully failing to comply with federal safety regulations.


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