Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Modest proposal: $65/hour, fair detention rate to protect small biz

| November 27, 2012

A reader sees a need for mandatory detention pay to protect the small business trucking life from the continuing encroachment of big-business competition and government regulation in the form of tightening hours and EOBRs.

Does FMCSA’s medical card verification program violate HIPAA?

| November 23, 2012

Short answer: Probably not. Here find a roundup of viewpoints from readers on this and other issues surrounding FMCSA's new medical card-verification policy.

Redux: Have you seen your ‘CSA scorecard’?

| November 15, 2012

With third party vendors providing tools to carriers to compute their drivers CSA scores, only one continues to take that functionality directly to the "drivers" of CSA -- professional operators. Have you seen a tabulation ...

VIDEO, testimony: Randall Doane of Deaf Truckers United

| November 01, 2012

As FMCSA reps spoke of future routine nature of a medical qualifications exemption program for deaf drivers, Deaf Truckers United members engaged on current problems.

Medical exemptions for hearing loss, seizure disorder in the works

| October 31, 2012

Before a group that included several members of the Deaf Truckers United advocacy group, FMCSA's medical chief Elaine Papp detailed agency efforts on new exemption programs.

FMCSA: Expect sleep apnea guidance proposal in near term

| October 28, 2012

At the 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention, Elaine Papp, chief of FMCSA's Medical Programs Division, offered insights on the agency's plan to introduce official sleep apnea guidance.

How to get caught up for the election

| October 18, 2012

The Haul the Vote website provides a great resource for getting registered to vote, seeing who will be on your ballot, and learning about issues inside and outside of trucking.

New independents, be forewarned

| September 20, 2012

If FMCSA finds any deficiency, the new entrant has only 15 days to submit a plan of correction, not up to 60 days, as used to be allowed.

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