One of the key goals of the redesign is to better highlight elements of the SMS that actually correlate with crash risk, FMCSA says.
Six drivers have filed a class-action lawsuit against FMCSA claiming the agency “disparaged” their safety records and diminished their value as truck drivers by oversharing information on the drivers’ Pre-Employment Screening Program reports.
The prospect of a proposed Safety Fitness Determination rule coming this year seems to have diminished, as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made its work on producing a rule raising the minimum amount ...
Part 1 of this story of how one small fleet operator got stuck in "safety jail" as a Conditional safety rating, a high BASIC score in hours and violations compounded and business vanished.
2013 didn't follow the typical seasonality of trucking bankruptcies. When analyst Donald Broughton researched the situations of newly bankrupt carriers, a pattern of FMCSA audit, implementation of e-logs and business failure was found.
Regulatory compliance expert Jeff Davis says a virtual tsunami of regulations directly or indirectly related to CSA has begun to hit the trucking industry.
In a brief to media and members, the board of the Alliance for Safe, Efficient and Competitive Truck Transportation reported that the suit they brought against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in 2012 had ...
A DOT report issued June 13 indicates rules mandating the use of speed limiters in trucks, raising the minimum liability insurance for carriers and implementing a more complete and direct federal safety scoring system could ...
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