FMCSA has published a final rule expanding its ability to shut down motor carriers who display a pattern of "egregious disregard" for compliance with federal safety rules. The rule will become effective Feb. 21.
In response to a request sent to the DOT, FMCSA has issued an hours-of-service exemption to propane haulers in 24 states due extreme temperatures that has caused shortages of propane in affected areas.
A survey of nearly 1,700 long-haul truck drivers showed a "constellation of chronic disease risk factors" in long-haul drivers, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, physical inactivity and sleep duration.
The DEA announced it will classify synthetic marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, thereby making truck operators who use synthetic marijuana and fail a drug test as no longer disqualified to operate a commercial motor ...