Kevin Jones

More trucking groups call on FMCSA to remove CSA scores from public view

Several more trucking groups have called on DOT head Anthony Foxx to remove carriers’ safety data and Compliance, Safety, Accountability rankings from public view, saying the agency uses data that has “statistical flaws” to produce the Safety Measurement System rankings within CSA.

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Trucking employment falls in Aug. as U.S. employment sees small gain

Jobs in the for-hire trucking industry slipped by 800 in August on a seasonally adjusted basis. And the August decline is on top of the slight downward revision of trucking jobs reported in July: BLS cut that number by 300.

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Carrier to pay broker $6M for load stolen by cargo thieves

A recent settlement should be a warning to carriers about the contracts they have with customers and about their load-accepting practices, especially for high value cargo: A federal judge in Ohio just awarded a broker $5.9 million for losing a load in a cargo theft.

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Coalition of trucking groups calls for removal of public CSA scores

Ten trucking groups sent a letter to the DOT pleading for the public scores in the CSA program to be removed from public view, pointing to research that says the scores are not a reliable predictor of safety.

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FMCSA names acting administrator as Ferro tenure ends

T.F. Scott Darling III has been named Interim Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The news comes in a farewell message to staff from outgoing Administrator Anne Ferro, circulated by the FMCSA communications office.

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Two-truck owner pleads guilty in cargo theft ring targeting unhooked trailers

A two-truck fleet owner based in Memphis has pleaded guilty to heading a cargo theft ring in which he and two others would cruise through truck stops looking for unattended and unhooked trailers and drive off with them.

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House clears 6-month highway funding patch

An $11 billion highway funding plan passed the House on Tuesday and would patch the Highway Trust Fund for six months, but the bill does nothing to address the systemic shortfall in federal transportation and infrastructure funding.

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Medical registry now has 30,000 examiners, FMCSA says, with 22k more in queue

Another 8,000 health professionals have been added to the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners since the new system for USDOT medical examinations launched last month with an initial roster of 22,000 providers, FMCSA said last week.

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Diesel national average price jumps 4 cents to $3.92

California had the country’s most expensive diesel at $4.119 per gallon, followed by New England’s $4.102 and the Central Atlantic’s $4.071.

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Fuel tax hike proposed in Senate to shore up highway funding

A proposal in the Senate is pursing the oft-cited and trucking-backed solution for shoring up the Highway Trust Fund: an increase in the tax on diesel and gasoline at the pump.

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