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ELD rule public comments mixed, with renewed focus on hours rule

Among others, Mark Olsen of Clinton, Utah, echoed the overall mixed nature of the comments all told. However, he rejoined arguments in favor of the need for ELDs with a message heard increasingly -- that the hours of service rules in general are the bigger problem as regards true safety.

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FMCSA reinstates informal hearings as way to contest violations

FMCSA has reinstated informal hearings as an additional way to contest enforcement cases, and this time the option is available nationwide.

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FMCSA updates website

The public face of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration at FMCSA.DOT.gov has been lifted -- or changed, as it were, with a somewhat comprehensive redesign.

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Agency shuts down Texas carrier for hours, drug testing violations

FMCSA announced this week it has shut down a the Forest Hill, Texas-based FTW Transport, issuing an imminent hazard out-of-service order for violations related to hours-of-service compliance and drug and alcohol regulations.

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FMCSA updates definition of combination weight rating

“Gross combination weight rating” has been redefined to clarify when CDL and other federal safety regulations apply to certain single-unit trucks towing trailers.

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Agency orders two carriers to shut down for myriad of violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this week it has shut down two separate trucking companies, issuing both imminent hazard out-of-service orders for various violations.

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Overdrive’s CSA exposé wins a top journalism award

Overdrive won the Grand Neal Award for its series of stories and interactive website on the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

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Readers debate New Entrant test

While a majority were positive about FMCSA's plan to introduce regs testing into the process for obtaining operating authority, questions as to the scope of test questions remained as the second federal listening session on the subject approached.

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Speed limiter rule coming? DOT report says yes, and could be this year

Joining an already full trucking regulatory docket this year could be a rule that requires trucks to use speed limiters, though what the limited speed may be isn’t known.

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Agency seeking New Entrant testing input at March 28, April 7 listening sessions

FMCSA will hear input from industry stakeholders and other public comment in the second and third listening sessions held March 28 and April 7 to aid the agency in its creation of the New Entrant testing rule mandated by MAP-21.

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