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FMCSA shuts down trucking company tied to deadly smuggling operation

Pyle Transportation was placed out-of-service Monday by the FMCSA following a compliance review that found hours-of-service and driver fitness violations, FMCSA spokesperson Duane DeBruyne confirmed to Overdrive Thursday.

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TransComply, Iron Apple enter agreement on food safety compliance training

Under the agreement, the companies will consult on the development of new services for carriers regarding the transport of perishable food, and refer their customers to the other company's services.

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Nebraska troopers take to trucks to spot scofflaw motorists

Troopers will ride in cabs of commercial trucks watching for things such as texting and driving, following too closely, speeding and aggressive driving.

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Indiana starts virtual weigh station pilot program along I-94

Truck drivers traveling along I-94 in northwest Indiana will be part of a pilot program in the state testing weigh-in-motion sensors that are embedded in the pavement.

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ProSight’s new drug-testing program

Developed in partnership with the Foley Carrier Services DOT compliance and employer-assist firm, the new program claims to go above and beyond by detecting patterns of pharmaceutical drug abuse, among other things.

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FMCSA looking for owner-operator comments on potential carrier incentive program

The FMCSA is required by the December-passed FAST Act highway bill to implement the program within 18 months of the bill being enacted.

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Owner-ops voice concerns over ELDs, give feedback on potential ‘Beyond Compliance’ program

Truck drivers, fleet personnel and owner-operator advocates voiced their concerns at the Mid-America Trucking Show about the DOT's electronic logging device mandate and provided their thoughts on the “Beyond Compliance” program the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is required to establish.

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REAL ID enforcement begins, truckers from these five states will need extra ID for secure entrances

As of Jan. 10, truckers from five states not compliant with the REAL ID Act will have to produce additional identification to enter secure areas.

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CVSA’s Keppler steps down as executive director

Reduce inspection likelihood with added safety investment -- such realities could get a boost from a new FMCSA program whose outcome will be influenced by comment from owner-operators and others in trucking being taken as we speak.

Stephen A. Keppler, who has served as executive director and been with the Commercial Vehicle Safety alliance for the past 15 years, is leaving CVSA to accept a position with the Intermodal Association of North America.

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Effective Jan. 30, drivers can ditch paper copies of medical cards upon med cert renewal

Truck operators will no longer be required to carry paper copies of their medical certification cards beginning Friday, Jan. 30, as the certification will have been integrated into drivers’ CDLs, FMCSA is expected to announce this week.

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