August 3, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a safety advisory warning of the hazards of using battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices in and around commercial motor vehicles.
Tags: FMCSA, E-cigarettes, Vaping
July 20, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is delaying the implementation of the final stage of its simplified online registration process, called the Unified Registration System.
Tags: FMCSA, Fleet Safety, Vehicle Registration, Department of Transportation
July 18, 2016 - Industry News
T.F. "Scott" Darling is now officially the administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, after running the agency on an interim basis since Anne Ferro left the post in August 2014.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulators, Truck Safety
July 14, 2016 - Industry News
As the Commercial Vehicle Safety Association sees it, the FAST Act highway bill included numerous provisions that, once implemented, will improve motor carrier safety.
Tags: FMCSA, CVSA
July 8, 2016 - Industry News
Ohio state agencies have teamed up to develop procedures for deaf or hearing-impaired Ohioans who qualify for a federal hearing-exemption waiver to train and test for obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License.
Tags: FMCSA, Ohio, Driver Shortage, Deaf and Hearing Impaired Drivers
July 7, 2016 - Industry News
Findings from a proposed demo program could lead FMCSA to allow the removal of certain non-preventable crashes so they do not count against a carrier’s crash-indicator score.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Crash Accountability
June 27, 2016 - Industry News
U.S. Transportation deputy secretary Victor Mendez and FMCSA deputy administrator Daphne Jefferson awarded the top honors in the 2016 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” student art contest at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, Seat Belts, Contest
June 24, 2016 - Industry News
The FMCSA declared a Tennessee-licensed driver to be an imminent hazard to public safety after reckless driving behavior, related to alcohol consumption, led to two deaths.
Tags: FMCSA, Speeding, Imminent Hazard, Alcohol Testing, Road Deaths
June 23, 2016 - Industry News
The courtroom battle over the validity of the electronic logging device mandate has heated up. An amicus brief filed by two safety advocacy groups backs up FMCSA's defense of its ELD rule against a lawsuit brought by OOIDA that contends the rulemaking is seriously flawed.
Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, ELD, The Trucking Alliance
June 16, 2016 - Industry News
The Department of Transportation’s Inspector General has initiated an audit of commercial motor vehicle loading and unloading delays in response to provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act highway bill, which became law late last year.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration forcefully defended its Electronic Logging Device rule in a court brief filed June 15. The filing was in response to a lawsuit brought against the mandate by the Owner Operator Independent Driverws Association.
Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, ELD, Lawsuits
June 13, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Lowell, Mass.-based Flavio Borges Prado to immediately cease operations because of the company’s lack of inspection or maintenance accountability.
Tags: FMCSA, Inspections, Imminent Hazard, Out of Service Violations
June 8, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the public-comment period on the impact a sleep-apnea rule might have on CMV drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea
June 6, 2016 - Industry News
Passengers riding in large commercial trucks will soon be required to use seat belts when the vehicles are operated on public roads in interstate commerce.
Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, Seat Belts
May 19, 2016 - Industry News
Updated on May 20: A House Appropriations subcommittee has advanced language to “fix” the Hour of Service rule’s 34-hour restart provisions that goes much further than a measure contained in a bill passed by the full Senate on May 19.
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
May 11, 2016 - Industry News
The FMCSA is calling for the repair and inspection of certain cargo tank trailers manufactured by Trailers Y Tanques De Aluminio are not compliant with federal safety standards.
Tags: FMCSA, Tankers, Liquid Tank Trailers
May 2, 2016 - Industry News
A coalition of major carriers has come out firmly opposed to language put forth by the Senate Appropriations Committee to fix earlier legislative wording that muddied the future status of the 34-hour restart provision of the Hours of Service rule.
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, U.S. Senate, The Trucking Alliance
April 28, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host what it calls an “informal roundtable” on the financial responsibility of property brokers and freight forwarders. The meeting is part of the agency’s appeal for public comment on this issue.
Tags: FMCSA, Brokers
April 27, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will co-host three listening sessions to solicit information on the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in the trucking industry.
Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Fatigue
April 25, 2016 - Industry News
It took him all of an hour and a half, but Rick Schweitzer, general counsel for the National Private Truck Council, gamely managed to get across the key elements of the sweep of regulatory changes coming down the pike for trucking.
Tags: CSA, NPTC, HOS, FMCSA, Regulations, Private Fleets
April 20, 2016 - Industry News
The Show-Me State is showing how the federal government could make it easier for vets to become truckers.
Tags: FMCSA, Hiring Veterans
April 19, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is requesting public input on its Beyond Compliance carrier safety-recognition program.
Tags: FMCSA, Beyond Compliance
April 18, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, Highway Fatalities
April 15, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, Vehicle Testing, Hazmat, Tankers
April 14, 2016 - Industry News
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.
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