FMCSA

Agency solicits trucking comments

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced it will hold a public listening session on key challenges facing motor carriers.

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ATA exec praises CSA 2010

Rob Abbott speculated hours of service changes could include reduction in driving time, mandatory rest breaks and nighttime restrictions.

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DOT drug, alcohol sweep nets 109 drivers

During the two week sweep, FMCSA strike force investigators examined the drug and alcohol safety records of commercial drivers.

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Agency opposes court-imposed hours rules deadline

FMCSA says court should not impose a deadline on issuing a regulation for supporting documents for hours-of-service compliance.

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Agency posts carrier safety ratings

FMCSA update allows carriers to see where they stand in each Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category.

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Fitness and health to be big themes at GATS

Named for the laudable goal of launching truck drivers writ large past the statistical driver's average age of death (less 61 years, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 years younger than the average American), the 61+ Driver Health Awareness Walk of 2010 will take place Aug. 28 at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, one day after Truckers News' Too Hot to Trot 5K run-walk I mentioned briefly in my ...

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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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