June 11, 2015
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
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
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
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
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.
April 29, 2015
American Trucking Associations outlined three strategies to improve truck related traffic accidents in testimony before Congress.
April 27, 2015
Omnitracs, LLC has launched an informational website on the upcoming electronic logging device mandate-- www.ELDfacts.com.
April 24, 2015
The OOIDA has provided the FMCSA and the NHTSA with research showing a lack of scientific evidence supporting a speed limiter mandate and saying that enforcing the rule would make highways less safe.
The American Trucking Associations remains committed to seeing a surface transportation package passed this year that will ensure a long-term fix for the Highway Trust Fund.
April 23, 2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on its potential development of a program that would take into consideration a motor carrier’s “proactive voluntary implementation of state-of-the-art best practices and technologies” when evaluating the company’s safety program.
April 21, 2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is still seeking volunteer truck drivers for its 34-hour restart study.
April 20, 2015
The American Trucking Associations is again urging the Department of Transportation to “move forward” with a rulemaking requiring installation of electronic speed-limiting devices on Class 7 and 8 trucks.
April 17, 2015
A final rule mandating electronic logging devices will still be published in September, while publication of a proposed rule to mandate speed limiters and one to establish a carrier safety-fitness determination system have been delayed a month.
April 9, 2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Association declared Darlington, S.C.-based trucking company Carnell Pompey to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered it to immediately shut down.
April 6, 2015
Drivers of ready-mix concrete trucks have been granted a limited exemption from the minimum 30-minute rest break provision of the hours-of-service regulations by the FMCSA.
April 3, 2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today published an adjusted schedule of civil penalties for violating federal safety rules. FMCSA said the changes will take effect on June 2.
March 31, 2015
The FMCSA declared driver Robert Lee Turner an imminent hazard after he struck an officer at the Port of Savannah and was subsequently charged with driving while under the influence.
Acting Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Administration Scott Darling will continue in that role but will no longer be titled Acting Administrator.
March 30, 2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has begun notifying select truck and bus companies to submit drug and alcohol testing program results for its annual survey.
March 26, 2015
The ATA urged the FMCSA to make common sense changes to the CSA scoring following re-introduced legislation from Congress addressing the same issue.
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