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Fatal Truck-Involved Crashes Drop, But Injury Crashes Increase
Fatal Truck-Involved Crashes Drop, But Injury Crashes Increase

April 18, 2016
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...

FMCSA: Use New Driver Medical Forms Starting April 20
FMCSA: Use New Driver Medical Forms Starting April 20

April 14, 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is reminding Medical Examiners and commercial motor vehicle drivers that certified MEs performing physical...

Trucking Groups Slam FMCSA Approach to Safety-Fitness Rule
Trucking Groups Slam FMCSA Approach to Safety-Fitness Rule

April 12, 2016
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...

FMCSA: Safety-Fitness Proposal Gives Carriers Fixed Target
FMCSA: Safety-Fitness Proposal Gives Carriers Fixed Target

April 7, 2016
“Carriers will always know what their [safety fitness] target is,” Joe DeLorenzo, Director of Enforcement and Compliance, told reporters during an April 7...

FMSCA Denies Oil-Patch HOS Exemption Request
FMSCA Denies Oil-Patch HOS Exemption Request

March 28, 2016
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...

FMCSA Slates Listening Sessions on Voluntary Compliance
FMCSA Slates Listening Sessions on Voluntary Compliance

March 16, 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold two sets of public listening sessions next month to gain input on “the potential benefits and...

FMCSA Accepts Mexican Truck-Inspection Standard
FMCSA Accepts Mexican Truck-Inspection Standard

March 16, 2016
Effective March 16, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is accepting the Mexican government standard for annual commercial vehicle inspections...

FMCSA Seeks to Ease the Way for Vets to Become Truckers
FMCSA Seeks to Ease the Way for Vets to Become Truckers

March 15, 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to make it easier for military veterans to transition into civilian careers in the truck and bus...

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

March 10, 2016
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...

FMSCA Extends Safety-Fitness Rulemaking Comment Period
FMSCA Extends Safety-Fitness Rulemaking Comment Period

March 8, 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the public comment period for its proposed rule on safety fitness determinations for motor...