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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.

March 10, 2016

Eye-Opener Report: FMCSA Should Boost Driver-Fatigue Research

A new report prepared by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine advises the FMCSA to improve data and research methods “to support a more comprehensive understanding of the relationships between operator fatigue and highway safety and between fatigue and long-term health.”

March 8, 2016

FMSCA Extends Safety-Fitness Rulemaking Comment Period

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the public comment period for its proposed rule on safety fitness determinations for motor carriers.

March 7, 2016

FMCSA: CSA Raw Data Publicly Visible Again

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on March 7 that it has restored to public view its “absolute measures” of the safety performance of motor carriers of property.

March 4, 2016

FMCSA Proposes Entry-Level Driver Training Rule

Proposed national entry-level driver training requirements focus on a minimum amount of behind-the-wheel training.

March 1, 2016

FMCSA Report on Life-Saving Impact of Safety Enforcement Challenged

A supplier of safety/compliance services and, separately, the American Trucking Associations have taken issue with what the agency contends the report indicates.

February 24, 2016

CVSA Cites FMCSA for Burdensome Exemptions

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has taken to task the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for unduly burdening roadside inspectors by issuing carriers and drivers too many safety-rule exemptions.

February 19, 2016

Driver Declared Imminent Hazard for Multiple Failed Drug Tests

Following an accident in January a driver, who had failed multiple drug tests in the past, refused to take another drug test. The FCMSA subsequently declared him an imminent hazard.

February 10, 2016

NTSB: Trucker, Carrier, FMCSA at Fault in Fatal Truck Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board determined the probable cause of a fatal truck crash two year ago was a trucker's fatigue – but it said a carrier's failure to adhere to HOS rules and “inadequate safety oversight by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration" contributed as well.

January 22, 2016

FMCSA Offers ELD Rule Webinars to Help Fleets Comply

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Training Center has announced two webinars about the new electronic logging device mandate to help fleets comply with the rules.

January 20, 2016

FMCSA’s Darling: CSA Study in the Works

The acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration told a Senate panel that the mandated study of the effectiveness of the agency’s Carrier Safety Accountability scoring program is slated to begin next month.

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