Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

FMCSA shuts down small Nevada carrier  

A three-truck fleet, JDJD Transportation, has been ordered to cease operations because of hours of service and other violations.

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E-logging: What’s trackable is going to get tracked

Even if we lived in an alternate universe where hours of service did not exist, fleets eventually would monitor drivers’ locations and hours.

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Overdrive’s CSA exposé wins a top journalism award

Overdrive won the Grand Neal Award for its series of stories and interactive website on the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

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FMCSA chief honors safe drivers at OOIDA celebration

Trucking’s top regulator said Friday that she was “grateful and honored” to call the names of 35 “remarkably impressive owner-operators” in recognition of their accident-free years.

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Will DVIR relief give you a piece of $1.7 billion?

The new DOT chief, Anthony Fox, to his credit announced a proposed rule this week that would eliminate the requirement for filing a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report when no defects are found with truck or trailer. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says no-defect DVIRs account for 95 percent of the filings. Anything that reduces red tape in trucking is a good thing. This same step was taken last year with a comparable requirement for truck ...

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FMCSA wins case, pilot program with Mexico to continue

The cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico will continue, as a federal court has ruled against both cases filed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association against the program.

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FMCSA proposes plan to establish driver screening

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a nine-year plan for identifying the riskiest drivers and addressing unsafe driver behavior.

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Scientific American weighs in on driving while stoned

A recent Scientific American article says marijuana slows reaction time and impairs distance perception behind the wheel.

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Managing the monster known as CSA

There is no quick fix for getting reckless drivers and carriers off the road. But as with most ambitious government initiatives, what’s needed is more simplicity, not less.

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Agency orders shutdown of two carriers, one driver

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Oak Park, Mich.-based Highway Star Inc., one of its drivers, and Atlanta-based General Trucking Inc. to immediately cease operations.

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