Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Agency seeks hazmat hauling plan comments

A record of the communications that includes the time of the call and location of the hazmat shipment may be kept by either the driver or the company.

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FMCSA proposes hours-of-service changes

One of the big questions had been whether FMCSA would reduce the number of driving hours allowed between off-duty periods from the current 11 to 10.

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Trucking questions registries

Ports are requiring carriers to have compliance decals, radio-frequency identification or participate in mandatory registries.

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Three weeks: FOIA turnaround for PSP information

On November 23, I made note of an avenue toward gaining access to crash and inspection information contained on drivers' Pre-Employment Screening Program reports. Working through the official FMCSA contractor, the fee to obtain a copy of the report to guarantee quality of the information is $10, but in my November 23 "Save $10 on CSA 2010" post I made note of drivers successfully making Freedom of Information Act requests to obtain the same information without ...

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House passes short-term funding legislation

The Senate is expected to replicate the action of House members, who passed a three-day funding bill Dec. 17 to avoid a government shutdown.

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FMCSA seeks handheld cell phone ban

Rule would prohibit interstate commercial trucker from reaching for, dialing or holding handheld cell phone while operating a commercial motor vehicle.

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December: Renamed CSA goes nationwide

The new federal safety program you’ve been hearing about all year expanded to all 50 states this week. Are you ready for it? To get your questions answered about the Compliance Safety Accountability program (formerly known as Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010), review our CSA Drivers Handbook. Want to grasp the whole process in a glance? Check our diagram to see how it works. You can keep up with the latest changes by visiting the official CSA 2010 site, maintained ...

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December: Renamed CSA goes nationwide

The new federal safety program you’ve been hearing about all year expanded to all 50 states this week.

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FMCSA goes live with CSA-related data

FMCSA's new disclaimer on Safety Measurement System data states the system does not represent a safety fitness determination.

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Most carriers unranked as CSA launches

Fewer than 14 percent of active motor carriers are ranked in any of the five safety categories within the new Safety Measurement System the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made public Dec. 12.

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