Jill Dunn

Feds investigating bus, truck crash that left 10 dead, dozens injured

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a collision in California between a FedEx truck and a charter bus of high school students that left 10 dead and at least 30 injured.

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Another voice for FMCSA audit: Senator wants review of agency’s investigative practices

Sen. Dick Durbin has asked the DOT to audit FMCSA's investigative practices, following the January crash that left an Illinois tollway worker dead and a state trooper seriously injured.

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Cross-border update: U.S. says no suit from Mex association, inspections raise data questions

The State Department says Canacar has not filed for arbitration since the Mexican trucking trade association served notice in 2009. And updated numbers on inspection data for cross-border participants could make the data hazy.

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Pay-for-answer scheme in CDL tests busted in New York, 21 indicted

New York has indicted twenty-one more people for involvement in a fraudulent Commercial Driver’s License test-taking scheme in which defendants allegedly paid as much as $4,000 for answers to CDL tests.

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DOT, OSHA should collaborate on whistleblower claim investigations, federal report says

A new federal report recommends the Department of Transportation and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration evaluate collaboration agreements regarding whistleblower claim investigations.

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FMCSA reinstates informal hearings as way to contest violations

FMCSA has reinstated informal hearings as an additional way to contest enforcement cases, and this time the option is available nationwide.

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Canadians mull back-to-work bill for Vancouver’s port truckers

Canadian lawmakers are considering legislation that would heavily fine Port Vancouver’s union truckers if they do not resume work after a 90-day cooling-off period.

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Teamsters strike agreement with Calif. port carrier on drivers’ right to unionize

The National Labor Relations Board has negotiated a settlement between a California carrier and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to post notice about the right to unionize.

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Pre-inspection pilot program for U.S.-Canada border crossings enters second phase

A pilot program intended to test the feasibility of reducing wait time and congestion for truck crossings at the U.S.-Canadian border has entered its second phase at Peace Bridge, at the crossing between Fort Eerie, Ontario, and Buffalo, N.Y.

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FMCSA updates definition of combination weight rating

“Gross combination weight rating” has been redefined to clarify when CDL and other federal safety regulations apply to certain single-unit trucks towing trailers.

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