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.

Brake inspections place 3,248 trucks out of service

| October 26, 2012

Of the 21,255 trucks inspected in mid-September as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Brake Safety Week, 15.3 percent were placed out of service.

Another CSA audit in the works

| October 23, 2012

House Reps. John J Duncan (R-Tenn.) and Peter Defazio (D-Ore.) have asked the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General for an audit on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

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.

Nationwide enforcement blitz running until Sunday

| October 15, 2012

Officers will check drivers of commercial vehicles for compliance with medical card and hours of service regulations.

Agency conclusion of report clashes with institute’s

| October 10, 2012

In response to an ATRI report that determined CSA scores do not accurately portray a carrier's crash risk, FMCSA says the report actually shows evidence supporting the program's effectiveness.

FMCSA eliminating registrant DOT numbers

| September 20, 2012

If you’re a leased owner-operator and manage your own base plates, your registrant-only DOT number will expire in mid-October.

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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