FMCSA

Red alert: Get your uniform or else!

Now that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun to reach its long regulatory arm into your daily dress, drivers are sounding off in record numbers. “This is just taking it too far,” said owner-operator Bob Mandible of Blue Gill, Ohio, of the new red shirt requirement, joining the fast-growing chorus. “The agency has produced no evidence proving I will be less safe if I just wear my standard brown Dickies work shirt rather than ...

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LogBook

Year's top owner-operator named, N.C., Virginia and Missouri in tolling program, FMCSA wants EOBR survey excluded and more industry news items are featured.

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Feds close Utah carrier

Federal officials have shut down a small Utah carrier after declaring the company and its principal an imminent public safety hazard.

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Court of Appeals denies OOIDA’s EOBR request

A federal court has denied OOIDA's request that it order the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to not encourage EOBR use.

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FMCSA study: Speed limiters improve safety

Research confirms safety benefits of using technology to electronically govern and limit the top speed of commercial trucks.

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FMCSA offers preview of safety measurement changes

These changes are the first in a series of improvements to the safety measurement system that FMCSA will make up to twice a year.

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Shippers’ group defends hours rule in court

NASSTRAC is intervening to defend the FMCSA ruling that maintains the daily driving time at 11 hours.

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CDLs, medical certificates to combine in 2014

The new CDL-medical certification card should be obtained when drivers renew their CDL within the next 22 months.

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Operators vent over EOBR

Many drivers expressed disdain for electronic onboard recorders and the intent to mandate them at an FMCSA listening session.

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FMCSA inspector outlines top hazards

Top driver problems are logbook issues, record of duty status isn't current, isn't in possession of a medical certificate, doesn't speak English and carrier requires or allows driver to drive after 14 hours on duty.

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