Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Poster art for truck safety

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne Ferro yesterday announced the two winners of this year’s “Be Ready, Be Buckled” Safety Belt Student Art Contest. Regular readers of the Channel 19 blog will remember this post about last year's contest. Second grader Sophia Chen from Edison, N.J., and fifth grader Richard He from Parsippany in the same state were recognized at a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Transportation building in Washington, D.C. Each won top honors for ...

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Mexico clamping down on truck weight, safety regs

Mexican officials announced plans for stricter regulations on load weight and more inspectors and scales.

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CVSA examines EOBRs

Though CVSA examined EOBRs and speed limiters last week, it does not know yet when it will make a formal recommendation on the devices.

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LogBook

The Arrow Truck Sales 2012 Back on the Road winner is named, the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is required, a woman's rescuer is named Goodyear's Highway Hero, cargo theft increases and other industry news items are featured.

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Roadside Attractions

Owner-operators have some strong words, an air force vet finds a third life in trucking, a demand for bee hive transport; plus Truck Gauge, Channel 19 and Truck Gallery are featured.

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FMCSA harmonizes household goods carrier requirements

FMCSA has harmonized its regulations with a Surface Transportation Board order about household goods carriers.

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Owner-operators sound off on recorders, harassment

FMCSA took two hours' worth of testimony at the CVSA meeting in Bellevue, Wash., Thursday.

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OMB gets amended intermodal equipment rule

FMCSA has sent the White House an amended final rule concerning intermodal equipment repair and maintenance.

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Amended rule targets reincarnated companies

FMCSA is establishing procedures for issuing out-of-service orders to motor carriers and for consolidating records of reincarnated companies.

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Sleep apnea reg recommendations: Comments closed?

If you've missed the news as yet, the recommendations put forward by the joint meeting of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on sleep apnea entered a 30-day comment period late last week. Or did they? The agency sent out updates to various media following the Federal Register notice that stated the proposal to adopt the recommendations as official regulatory guidance was posted in ...

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