Three companies are facing fines of $25,000 each after a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration enforcement sweep.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has proposed to restrict the use of all handheld mobile telephones.
FMCSA had used SafeStat to measure carrier safety, but replaced it with the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program on Dec. 12.
Congressman said Mexico’s safety standards do not equal those of the U.S. and Mexican carriers operating beyond the border zone will hurt jobs.
Bills would mandate electronic on-board recorders and prevent CDL holders from continuing to drive trucks or buses after failing alcohol or drug tests.
The FMCSA has granted a two-year exemption from certain cargo securement rules for motor carriers transporting metal coils.
FMCSA will continue to accept and consider comments on all issues within the scope of the proposed electronic recorder rule.
One of the curious aspects of the current cross-border trucking plan is the U.S. paying for Mexican trucks to be equipped with electronic onboard recorders.
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