FMCSA

The limits of social media: More drivers needed in Washington meeting rooms

The final moments of the panel discussion between attendees and presenters during the Truck Driver Social Media Convention in Tunica, Miss., Oct. 15, brought the point of the whole enterprise into inspired relief. Frederick Schaffner of TheAmericanDriver.com, whom you may be familiar with for his part in leading efforts with others to change the Virginia two-hour truck parking time limits at rest areas to a less-draconian overnight parking prohibition, questioned a statement panelist and attorney Paul ...

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FMCSA launches cross-border program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted authority to one carrier and Mexico said it will remove tariffs against U.S. products.

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FMCSA considers CDLs for hearing impaired

The National Association of the Deaf submitted applications on behalf of 21 drivers seeking exemptions.

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Analyst expects hours rule changes

FTR consultant said he hears FMCSA will propose to reduce driving and duty hours.

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FMCSA: Mexican carrier passes review

FMCSA has named first Mexican carrier expected to receive provisional operating authority, but will extend review of a second applicant.

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Cross-border trucking program advances

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration anticipates granting provisional authority to the first Mexican carrier in October.

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FMCSA questions Mexican driver testing centers

Agency reported concerns it found during visits at Mexican testing centers for the equivalent of a U.S. commercial driver’s license.

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Feds to take comments on EOBR technology

A federal advisory group is accepting feedback before making recommendations for any future rulemaking.

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GOP house leaders oppose hours proposal

House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor wrote Obama Administration should withdraw proposed hours-of-service rule.

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GAO recommends more transparency for CSA

The Government Accountability Office advised the FMCSA it should develop a reasonable timeframe to put driver fitness ratings into effect.

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