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

February 10, 2016
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...

FMCSA’s Darling: CSA Study in the Works
FMCSA’s Darling: CSA Study in the Works

January 20, 2016
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...

Safety Profiles No Easy Fix
Safety Profiles No Easy Fix

January 15, 2016
Technology can help, but polishing a safety profile will always be about improving driver behavior and equipment maintenance.

FMCSA Issuing Proposed Safety Fitness Rule
FMCSA Issuing Proposed Safety Fitness Rule

January 15, 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on Jan. 15 that it is formally initiating a Safety Fitness Determination rulemaking that will...

Driver-Coercion Rule Takes Effect on Jan. 29
Driver-Coercion Rule Takes Effect on Jan. 29

January 13, 2016
The new rule prohibiting acts of coercion aimed at compelling truck drivers to violate federal safety regulations takes effect on Jan. 29.

Not So Fast: Truck Groups Contend Safety Fitness Proposal Violates FAST Act
Not So Fast: Truck Groups Contend Safety Fitness Proposal Violates FAST Act

January 13, 2016
The validity of a rule proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that would increase the use of inspection data in making Safety Fitness...

FMCSA Drops Compliance Decal Proposal
FMCSA Drops Compliance Decal Proposal

December 30, 2015
FMCSA has withdrawn a notice of proposed rulemaking that would have required a commercial motor vehicle to display a label attesting that it was compliant...

Washington Wrap-Up 2015
Washington Wrap-Up 2015

December 29, 2015
A lot of lobbying and politicking went on in Washington throughout 2015, but by year's end these were the five things that got done that most helped or will...

FMCSA Halving Random Drug-Test Threshold
FMCSA Halving Random Drug-Test Threshold

December 21, 2015
FMCSA will lower the annual minimum random drug-testing rate for CDL holders from 50% of the average number of CDL-driver positions to 25% annually for the...

DOT Wants Sleep-Apnea Data
DOT Wants Sleep-Apnea Data

December 17, 2015
A DOT data-collection request could be first step toward federal regulation of the testing and treatment of truck drivers for obstructive sleep apnea.