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330-truck fleet sat idle for nearly two weeks while trying to shrug out-of-service order

Update, 1/7/16: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced late Thursday, Jan. 7, that it has reinstated Land-Air's "conditional" rating, allowing the carrier to resume its normal operation. The 340-driver fleet had been idle since Dec. 29.

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Georgia trucker shut down for hiding medical history

A Georgia truck driver has been issued a shutdown order by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for being “medically unqualified” to drive in interstate commerce.

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Inspectors place 2,300 vehicles out of service during Brake Week enforcement blitz

The results are in from this year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Brake Safety Week held Sept. 6-12, and inspectors placed 2,321 of the 18,817 vehicles inspected out-of-service during the week for brake violations.

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uShip’s vision for mobile-driven ‘little LTL’

uShip CEO envisions tomorrow’s trucker as an independent who uses on-demand platforms to “help them maximize utilization of the asset”; readers' worries over "sharing economy" competition foregrounded.

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Hours, brakes top out-of-service violations in this year’s Roadcheck inspection blitz

Of the 72,415 drivers inspected in this year’s Roadcheck inspection spree, 4.8 percent were placed out-of-service, and more than half of those were placed out-of-service due to hours of service or logbook violations.

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FMCSA shuts down fleet behind driver said to have been on duty 35 hours

Illinois-based carrier DND International has been ordered to shut down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration after the agency said its investigators found "widespread, serious violations" of hours of service regulations and with falsifying logs.

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Mass. fleet owner pleads guilty to bribery; FMCSA shuts down three drivers

Korca Enterprises owner Irfan Dushku faces home confinement and extended probation after bribery attempt; and drivers in Texas, Michigan and Illinois are declared imminent hazards to public safety by FMCSA.

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Agency orders Colorado trucking company to cease operation

After it uncovered a litany of regulatory violations, FMCSA has issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order to Colorado-based trucking company GD Cars.

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Agency orders six carriers, one driver to shut down

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been on a cleaning sweep since late November.

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Understanding those happy expedite carrier CEOs

Why are those expedite carrier CEO's so happy? I interviewed some of them to find out.

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