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NTSB to FMCSA: Consider drug testing for synthetic marijuana

The NTSB made two recommendations to the FMCSA after a crash investigation revealed a driver's use of synthetic marijuana.

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3-truck fleet issued shutdown order by FMCSA over equipment negligence, false logs

Three-truck Ohio-based fleet Garfield Trucking has been issued an effective shutdown order following a roadside inspection that yielded dozens of violations and subsequent noncooperation from the carrier during an FMCSA inspection.

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Minnesota trucker shut down by FMCSA for hours violations, medical qualifications

Minnesota truck driver John Ray Carpenter has been issued an effective shutdown order by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for being "medically unqualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle," discovered following a fatal crash last month.

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Regulatory update: E-log rule still expected this year, driver coercion nears publication

Still slated for this year: Rules to mandate e-logs and speed limiters, a driver training rule and an extension to the CSA program.

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ATRI: Crash fault weighting in CSA could help carrier ratings

Implementing some form of crash accountability — that is, not dinging carriers for crashes they couldn’t prevent — in the federal Compliance, Safety, Accountability carrier ranking/scoring program could have a significant impact on carriers’ rankings within the system, concludes the American Transportation Research Institute.

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The ‘poison pill’ that remains in the recently passed highway bill, by the numbers

Unless fixed or removed in the House-Senate highway bill conference committee, the House's carrier "hiring standard" would unduly disadvantage well more than 1.5 million drivers for 440,000 carriers in the competition to secure business.

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House withdraws highway bill amendment that sought to fix damaging measure for independent truckers

A fix to a measure in the House’s long-term highway bill, which as-is could be harmful to independent truckers and small trucking companies, was pulled from the House floor late Wednesday afternoon.

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Georgia trucker shut down for hiding medical history

A Georgia truck driver has been issued a shutdown order by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for being “medically unqualified” to drive in interstate commerce.

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Nebraska driver sentenced to 9 months jail time for threatening FMCSA employee

A Nebraska truck driver has been sentenced after being charged in March and pleading guilty in August to threatening an FMCSA employee.

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Operation Safe Driver enforcement blitz in full swing

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will hold its annual Operation Safe Driver Week during the week of Oct. 18-24.

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