FMCSA

CSA display-changes comment period ends Jan. 4

Few comments have been filed on the public docket surrounding FMCSA's CSA display changes; those from owner-operators have largely focused on bedrock data-quality issues.

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Agency needs to justify hours rule that’s ‘purely ideological,’ congressman says

Overdrive had the exclusive opportunity to speak with Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.), who's been backing a delay of the new hours rule since July, about the upcoming House hearing on hours of service rules.

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Should enforcers focus more on traffic violations? FMCSA rep, CSA critic spar over program

Outspoken CSA critic and data showman Steve Bryan squared off on CSA at a conference recently, per his usual routine. FMCSA associate admin Bill Quade, however, was none to fond of the criticism and defended the program.

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FMCSA making rule changes to ease military transition to truck driving

FMCSA says it wants to enact rule changes to make obtaining a civilian CDL based on military experience and training easier.

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NTSB says investigations ‘raise serious questions’ about FMCSA, asks for audit of agency

In light of four deadly crashes that it has investigated within the past year, the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended to DOT head Anthony Foxx that FMCSA be audited on its oversight capabilities of motor carriers and trucking companies.

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Anne Ferro on a haul — finally

Riding along with owner-operator Leo Wilkins yields new insights for FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

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OOIDA asks Supreme Court to hear cross-border trucking case

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has petitioned to the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the group's case against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico.

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Agency shuts down North Carolina fleet for compliance failures

Moonlight Express has become the 11th trucking company this year to receive an imminent hazard out-of-service order from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, effectively shutting down the Cherryville, N.C.-based five-truck fleet.

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Truck accidents with deaths up in 2011, but drop 25% since 2001

Data released this month by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shows that trucks were involved in 3,608 accidents that involved fatalities in 2011.

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Looking for fleet/owner-operator common ground

If drivers and fleet folks truly presented a united front on hours to Congress and regulators, would anything change for the better in terms of flexibility?

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