Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Agency orders shutdown of two carriers, one driver

| March 22, 2013

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.

Manage MCS-150 data for CSA scoring

| January 03, 2013

It's important for those with carrier authority to keep tabs on their annual self-reported vehicle-miles-traveled and power-unit information for CSA scoring purposes.

Plaintiffs’ written arguments filed in CSA suit

| January 03, 2013

A group of carriers, brokers and other trucking stakeholders filed written arguments in its case against FMCSA alleging agency overreach with its May CSA guidance.

Reader: ‘I’d drive naked!’ — More on in-cab facial video monitoring

| December 06, 2012

Readers respond to the question "Would you drive if your carrier had a camera pointed at your face or the road?" Sound off yourself here.

Ferro: Safety Fitness Determination proposal coming in 2013

| December 03, 2012

A proposed rule that would allow FMCSA to use a carrier's CSA rankings to produce an overall safety rating will come in the first half of 2013, said FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

Reader: FMCSA attacks safety ‘from the wrong end of the beast’

| December 03, 2012

"If rates were up where they should be, drivers wouldn’t have to complain about receiving and loading fees one bit."

Changes to violation weighting, more posted this weekend

| December 03, 2012

Among changes taking place this week are the introduction of a new hazmat-specific BASIC and adjustments in various violation weights.

PSP 2.0 expands access to driver records, introduces iPhone app

| November 29, 2012

Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program crash/inspection violation history reports are now available to companies involved in hiring decisions beyond just interstate motor carriers.

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