FMCSA

Changes to violation weighting, more posted this weekend

Among changes taking place this week are the introduction of a new hazmat-specific BASIC and adjustments in various violation weights.

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Does FMCSA’s medical card verification program violate HIPAA?

Short answer: Probably not. Here find a roundup of viewpoints from readers on this and other issues surrounding FMCSA's new medical card-verification policy.

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Redux: Have you seen your ‘CSA scorecard’?

With third party vendors providing tools to carriers to compute their drivers CSA scores, only one continues to take that functionality directly to the "drivers" of CSA -- professional operators. Have you seen a tabulation of your CSA performance? We want to hear from you.

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VIDEO, testimony: Randall Doane of Deaf Truckers United

As FMCSA reps spoke of future routine nature of a medical qualifications exemption program for deaf drivers, Deaf Truckers United members engaged on current problems.

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Medical exemptions for hearing loss, seizure disorder in the works

Before a group that included several members of the Deaf Truckers United advocacy group, FMCSA's medical chief Elaine Papp detailed agency efforts on new exemption programs.

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FMCSA: Expect sleep apnea guidance proposal in near term

At the 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention, Elaine Papp, chief of FMCSA's Medical Programs Division, offered insights on the agency's plan to introduce official sleep apnea guidance.

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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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