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Original ‘Vince and Larry’ crash test dummies donated to Smithsonian

The U.S. Department of Transportation last month donated a number of “Vince and Larry” crash-test dummy costumes and related auto safety items to the Smithsonian Institution. You probably remember the PSAs from the 1980s, such as this one in which Larry convinces Vince to get out of bed in time for a crash test by noting that Barbara Mandrell was saved by a seat belt. “We learned a lot from Vince and Larry about the ...

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Agency updates CSA 2010

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced updates to the Safety Management System to better identify "high risk" fleets.

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NPR looks at truckers’ health issues and regulation

A radio story on regulators' scrutiny of truckers health aired last week Friday for a larger than usual audience -- on NPR by reporter Frank Morris out of station KCUR in Kansas City, Mo. He introduced the heart -- or stomach -- of the story quickly: "Outside the Iron Skillet restaurant on I-70 east of Kansas City -- where you can get a salad, but the chicken-fried steak and eggs with gravy sure look more appealing ...

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Medical event set for Aug. 18

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration will hold a meeting Aug. 18 from 8-11 a.m. at the TA Travel Center in Jessup, Md.

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ATA presses hours lawsuit

Lawsuit is aimed to force the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to issue regulations governing supporting documents.

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Seminar presents CDL medical certification topics

Steps and treatments can be taken to ensure medical certification, said federal agency medical director.

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FMCSA guides states on reporting traffic offenses

The FMCSA published a CDL rule instructing states on timely reporting and posting of traffic offense convictions.

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News flash: Owner-operator likes electronic logs

Jeffersonville, Ind.-based owner-operator Perry Famularo says he "was one of those guys who said, 'If you make me go to electronic logs, I’m out of here.'" Leased to Dart Transit, though, he was presented with the opportunity a couple years ago to try out one of the PeopleNet eLogs units the mostly owner-operator carrier was beginning to test and offer its contractors. As Famularo tells it, "Dart asked me would I want to experiment with one. I said, 'Well sure, I’m willing to ...

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ATA seeks to delay agency documents policy

The association asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to stay its new policy on supporting documents.

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Hours rule proposal advanced

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sent its proposed hours-of-service rule to the Secretary of Transportation.

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