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Driver cleared of obstruction charges after being woken up by police in the sleeper of team-driven truck

| March 03, 2015

Kenny Capell was charged with obstruction of justice after refusing to comply with an ID check after being forced awake during a routine stop at the Northbound scale in Ringgold, Ga.

To carry or not to carry: 65 percent of readers say physical med card still key in inspections

| February 25, 2015

As evidenced by February polling here, the physical medical card remained part of more than 6 in 10 readers’ most-recent roadside stops.

Investigators targeted 193 carriers using CSA data in 2014 enforcement blitz

| February 13, 2015

Investigators used driver performance data from the FMCSA’s CSA algorithm to target nearly 200 companies for on-site interventions. Officers also made contact with nearly 20,000 commercial drivers.

Light-sensitive: Ohio the No. 1 state for light violations

| February 02, 2015

Lights can go out when you’re running, but some drivers contend "a lot of these lights are off before the trip starts.” If you don’t catch them, you can bet that if your run takes ...

Indiana’s vanishing clean inspections, further speed scrutiny

| January 02, 2015

Indiana ranks No. 5 nationwide for the smallest percentage of clean inspections.

Best way to avoid inspection in Indiana: Slow down

| December 30, 2014

With speeding accounting for nearly half of all moving-type infractions marked on inspection reports in 2013, Indiana ranks first in the nation for those violations.

The regs: Threading the needle through 2014Podcast

| December 29, 2014

Part 2 in this Channel 19 year in review highlights the most-read stories from the blog this year having to do with regulations -- and their enforcement. CARB, insurance, CSA, hours...

CSA program not ‘meeting the goal’

| December 16, 2014

If you think the FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program has misdirected carriers’ safety focus in a big way, you’ll find a friend in Oregon DOT's David McKane.

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