FMCSA

Brake inspections place 3,248 trucks out of service

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.

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Another CSA audit in the works

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.

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How to get caught up for the election

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.

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Nationwide enforcement blitz running until Sunday

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

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Agency conclusion of report clashes with institute’s

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.

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FMCSA eliminating registrant DOT numbers

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

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New independents, be forewarned

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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Reader offers top 10 regulatory wish list

TruckerPetition.org founder offers her best recommendations to DOT for prioritizing regulatory review.

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Driver kudos: Pork rinds, bagpipes and making a difference

Two driver-appreciation efforts -- by Rudolph Foods and XRS (formerly Xata) -- yield interesting results.

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CSA smackdown, hot trucks and the ultimate disincentive

The Channel 19 Monday roundup: The CSA House hearing last week, a truck show upcoming in Tennessee, and new driver-disqualification powers across the pond.

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