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FMCSA Outlines Long-Term Plan for Driver Fitness Rating
FMCSA Outlines Long-Term Plan for Driver Fitness Rating

July 10, 2013
Federal safety officials have a vision for a driver fitness rating system, but it will take close to a decade to get it done. In a recent report to...

Gaines Motor Lines Agrees to $262,500 Settlement Over Fired Drivers
Gaines Motor Lines Agrees to $262,500 Settlement Over Fired Drivers

August 20, 2014
The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Gaines Motor Lines and its owners that includes paying more than a quarter of a million dollars...

Judge Approves $3 Million Settlement in OOIDA, C.R. England Case
Judge Approves $3 Million Settlement in OOIDA, C.R. England Case

July 25, 2014
A federal judge, ending more than a decade of litigation, has approved a legal settlement between the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the...

21 Indicted in New York CDL Scheme
21 Indicted in New York CDL Scheme

April 8, 2014
Twenty-one people were indicted in New York on April 2 for paying individuals to fraudulently provide them with answers to written commercial driver’s...

Healthcare Reform: Pay or Play
Healthcare Reform: Pay or Play

May 24, 2013
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which requires individuals to have health insurance, could change the way trucking companies handle their healthcare coverage...

FMCSA Seeks Comments on ELD Registration Plan
FMCSA Seeks Comments on ELD Registration Plan

October 29, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration took a step toward the pending electronic logging mandate with a notice about registering the devices log...

FMCSA Expands Cold Weather Emergency Declarations
FMCSA Expands Cold Weather Emergency Declarations

January 30, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has expanded emergency declarations it issued earlier this month, waiving enforcement of some federal...

Proposed Rule Would Simplify Insulin Exemption for Drivers
Proposed Rule Would Simplify Insulin Exemption for Drivers

May 4, 2015
The FMCSA has proposed that drivers with controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus be permitted to operate commercial motor vehicles without first...

Carriers Caught Between Conflicting Agencies on Hiring
Carriers Caught Between Conflicting Agencies on Hiring

April 9, 2014
Carriers are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to take steps to prevent high-risk individuals from driving their trucks. But an...

States Ease CDL Restrictions for Military
States Ease CDL Restrictions for Military

March 7, 2013
In the past two years, 34 states have adopted laws that allow motor vehicle departments to waive the CDL skills test for qualified military veterans, the...