FMCSA

Anhydrous ammonia transport exemption set

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a 2-year exemption from hours-of-service rules for anhydrous ammonia transport.

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Agency forced to issue hours-of-service rule

FMCSA plans to issue a proposed rule by the end of this year on supporting documents for hours-of-service compliance.

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Agency gives turbo ruling

FMCSA is amending regulations to eliminate turbochargers from the list of equipment considered to be noise-dissipative devices.

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Agency hears distracted driving ideas

The agency had a committee to provide ideas in addressing the safety risk posed by in-cab distractions other than texting and cell phone use.

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Agency amends EOBR rules

Changes were made to several of the performance standards in the “Electronic Onboard Recorders for Hours of Service Compliance” final rule.

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Agency shuts carrier after fatal accident

The FMCSA placed Hester Inc. out-of-service on June 5, revoked the company’s DOT registration and required it to cease transportation operations.

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Moving Van Lines fined

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration levied $281,000 in fines for violating multiple federal regulations.

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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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