FMCSA has cracked down on unsafe carriers through surprise inspections, full compliance reviews and enforcement actions.
Nearly 8,000 CVSA and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration inspectors performed 70,712 truck and bus inspections.
Mexican trucks will be required to comply with all U.S. safety standards and have electronic monitoring systems to track hours-of-service compliance.
The agency is seeking increased regulatory authority over drivers via the next highway reauthorization bill, GAO says.
The agency is seeking truckers' opinions of an on-board monitoring system it is evaluating.
Owner-operator pay to rise, researcher trashes hour studies, Shell selects SuperRigs trucks, groups push for safer trucks and many more industry news items are featured.
Safety improvement proposal is aimed at removing high-risk drivers and carriers from operation.
The agency plans to have 500 CMV drivers participate in a questionnaire.
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