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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...

FMCSA: CSA Raw Data Publicly Visible Again
FMCSA: CSA Raw Data Publicly Visible Again

March 7, 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on March 7 that it has restored to public view its “absolute measures” of the safety performance...

FMCSA Report on Life-Saving Impact of Safety Enforcement Challenged
FMCSA Report on Life-Saving Impact of Safety Enforcement Challenged

March 1, 2016
A supplier of safety/compliance services and, separately, the American Trucking Associations have taken issue with what the agency contends the report...

CVSA Cites FMCSA for Burdensome Exemptions
CVSA Cites FMCSA for Burdensome Exemptions

February 24, 2016
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has taken to task the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for unduly burdening roadside inspectors by issuing...

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.