FMCSA

DOT still accepting EOBR, harassment commentary

FMCSA is still seeking public comment related to EOBR and their potential to harass drivers.

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FMCSA formally repeals electronic log rule

FMCSA has issued a final rule nixing the 2010 electronic log mandate.

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FMCSA posts strategic plan

FMCSA posted online the final version of its "2012-2016 Strategic Plan: Preventing Crashes...Saving Lives" directional document.

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Groups press Congress for electronic log mandate

ATA and others continue their march for a national electronic log mandate.

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Judson Mobley Logging ordered to shut down

FMCSA has ordered the carrier to shut down following drug and alcohol testing violations and driver qualification issues.

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Poster art for truck safety

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne Ferro yesterday announced the two winners of this year’s “Be Ready, Be Buckled” Safety Belt Student Art Contest. Regular readers of the Channel 19 blog will remember this post about last year's contest. Second grader Sophia Chen from Edison, N.J., and fifth grader Richard He from Parsippany in the same state were recognized at a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Transportation building in Washington, D.C. Each won top honors for ...

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CVSA examines EOBRs

Though CVSA examined EOBRs and speed limiters last week, it does not know yet when it will make a formal recommendation on the devices.

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DOT creates contest for bus travel safety app

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched a contest that challenges student software developers to use the agency’s raw performance data on commercial bus companies to create new apps and online solutions that enable consumers to make smart safety decisions when booking their bus travel. FMCSA says they hope the challenge will raise public awareness about the availability and usefulness of its bus ...

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LogBook

The Arrow Truck Sales 2012 Back on the Road winner is named, the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is required, a woman's rescuer is named Goodyear's Highway Hero, cargo theft increases and other industry news items are featured.

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Roadside Attractions

Owner-operators have some strong words, an air force vet finds a third life in trucking, a demand for bee hive transport; plus Truck Gauge, Channel 19 and Truck Gallery are featured.

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