FMCSA has reinstated informal hearings as an additional way to contest enforcement cases, and this time the option is available nationwide.
Three separate out-of-service orders were issued to two companies and one driver declared imminent hazards to public safety.
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.
Readers offer further examples of multiple violations written that stem from one root cause, known as "stacking" and discouraged at the federal level.
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 ...
Uproar in an hours session at GATS yields intel on some jurisdictions' faulty interpretations of the revised restart provisions in the new hours rule.
The most common lighting-related violation -- top 20 states for "Inoperative required lamp" prevalence ranked here -- may be basis for a DataQ challenge if the light is not required by regulation.
New violations added to the CSA Safety Measurement System include codification of the hours of service break requirement at a 7-point severity weight value.
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