FMCSA

FMCSA proposes medical record extensions

Under proposal, commercial drivers must retain a paper copy of the medical examiner’s certificate until Jan. 30, 2014.

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Researcher rejects hours studies

Former head of FMCSA research says recent studies contain many problems and shouldn’t be relied on to support the agency’s proposed changes.

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FMCSA advisory group sets June agenda

The public may attend the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meeting in Alexandria, Va., June 20-22 or submit written comment by June 15.

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FMCSA proposes intermodal defect report rule

Proposal pertains to retaining driver-vehicle inspection reports when the driver has neither found nor been made aware of any defects.

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FMCSA seeks hours paperwork comments

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking comment on its revised estimate of the paperwork burden of the hours of service rules.

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Coalition objects to driver test restriction rule

Rule would prevent third-party testers from administering skills tests to applicants trained at the testers’ commercial school.

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LogBook

Hours comment deadline extended, lawmakers protest cross-border plan, bill would allow truck safety tax credit, FMCSA issues CDL amendments and other industry news items are featured.

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Driving Miss Crazy shoots straight

Just how Birmingham News "Driver's Side" traffic columnist Ginny MacDonald settled on the handle Driving Miss Crazy is something of a mystery. But like the friendship that evolved between the black chauffeur and the elderly Jewess in the film the handle plays on, the moniker smacks of a magnificent sense of humor. And that’s something all drivers can use, whether they’re in the front seat – or the back. MacDonald recently packed a post with insight ...

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FMCSA sets rules calendar

Agency anticipates publishing a Dec. 9 final rule establishing a national medical examiner registry.

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Driver accountability under CSA: a video talk with owner-operator Robert Shumate

I met Robert Shumate researching my two-part feature on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, in the April and May editions of Overdrive. In the vid, selected from the in-person portion of our interview, conducted at the Rush Truck Centers location in Nashville where Shumate had stopped in on his way home to Union City, Tenn., to visit with dealer personnel, Shumate echoes many owner-operators in his position, leased to a ...

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