FMCSA

Operation Safe Driver enforcement blitz in full swing

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will hold its annual Operation Safe Driver Week during the week of Oct. 18-24.

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FMCSA hits back on CSA effectiveness, defends accuracy of carrier rankings system

Amid increasing calls for the FMCSA to remove CSA rankings/scores from public view, a new analysis from FMCSA reiterates what the agency has said all along about the CSA Safety Measurement System: It's effective.

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E-log enforcement: Will it be ‘one strike, you’re out’? That and more from FTR conference

“It’s a mandatory regulation,” said former FMCSA head Annette Sandberg, meaning enforcers likely will drop a carriers’ safety rating to Unsatisfactory, giving them 60 days to comply with the rule or be shut down, she says.

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Trucking rap sheet: FMCSA drug testing firm shut down, CDL third-party tester convicted

Several trucking-related crimes were announced by the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General this week.

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FMCSA committees meeting this month to talk driver health

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a joint meeting of its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and its Medical Review Board.

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Rule to require speed limiters could come this week, e-log rule expected soon too

Rules to mandate the use of speed limiters and electronic logging devices should see action soon. Here's the latest.

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Run an e-log as a team? Keep a regular weekly schedule? …

Here's the criteria FMCSA used to allow McKee Foods' private fleet's drivers to use 5/5-, 4/6- or 3/7-hour sleeper splits to satisfy the required 10 hours of sleeper berth time.

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Trucker on state’s Top 10 Most Wanted list for deadly crash arrested in Ky.

A trucker charged in a crash that left six dead is now behind bars one day after Tennessee added him to its ‘Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive’ list.

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Owner-ops, trucking groups say proposed CSA changes don’t address program’s flaws

The comment period for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program closed last week, and several major trucking organizations and companies weighed in.

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Potential FMCSA chief Darling ‘appreciates truckers,’ says OOIDA: That and other reactions to nomination

Both the American Trucking Associations and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association have expressed their support for the nomination of Scott Darling to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as official administrator, a role he’s performed on an acting basis for nearly a year. President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Darling to head the DOT’s trucking and bus regulator, leaving a Senate vote the only thing standing in the way of Darling becoming the agency’s next ...

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