Law Enforcement

Roadside inspections, ELDs, treadle-valve corrosion discussed at MATS seminar

Topics debated at the FMCSA's "roadside inspection" session at the Mid-America Trucking Show...

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‘Zero highway deaths’ goal needs general public target

Regulators' ultimate goal pondered, in light of the laundry list of highway-bill recommendations the MCSAC delivered to Congress two weeks back.

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Reader: Parking enforcement in La Porte, Texas, gets tough

Clark Freight Lines Safety Director (and La Porte police officer) Jeffrey Tippit on city's move to get tough enforcing a no-parking ordinance extending to retail parking lots.

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Say no to stacked light violations

An advocate, going to bat for a driver hit with five "stacked" lighting violations during an inspection, uncovers some intel on a potential final fix for stacking ongoing via CVSA/FMCSA development work. High time for it. . .

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Top 16 unsafe four-wheeler maneuvers; Big closure in Indy ongoing

Insurance.com's most recent consumer survey reveals some fairly common rude -- and unsafe -- practices among motorists; and: details on the Indianapolis South Split construction detour.

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Some jurisdictions ‘do not compute’ new restart limitations

Uproar in an hours session at GATS yields intel on some jurisdictions' faulty interpretations of the revised restart provisions in the new hours rule.

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Severity weights, out-of-service protocol for new hours rules

States are likely to treat rest-break violations differently, some requiring the offending driver to sit for the break, but it should not be marked as an official out-of-service violation, says CVSA.

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Team driver to law enforcement: ‘Don’t wake me up’

This letter from reader Martin Hill calls for state/federal law enforcement and inspection staff to cease practice of forcing sleeping codrivers awake for nothing more than an I.D. check.

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Rash of wrecks in W.Va. prompts increased police patrols

Officers are stepping up patrols and inspections between and in the area of I-77 milemarker 74 and 78, according to reports.

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Local kudos: Campo, Colo.

When a tornado warning was issued May 22 in Campo, Colo., this year, Karen and Tom Moore saw firsthand the hospitality of the town's local law enforcement officials.

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