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Senator: FMCSA should vet driver records to help prevent ‘chameleon’ carriers

| December 04, 2014

Sen. Schumer says the agency needs to review driver safety records when a carrier applies for authority. FMCSA spokesperson Marissa Padilla says the agency has “taken aggressive steps” in recent years to better vet new ...

FMCSA issues shutdown order to driver following fatal crash, violation of federal regs

| December 03, 2014

The truck operator's license had been suspended, he was in possession of controlled substances, he had violated hours of service, he was on the phone during the crash and he was speeding, FMCSA says.

FMCSA to press states on CDL program compliance

| November 12, 2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking approval for an information collection request in which it plans to question states on their progress of complying with Congressionally required upkeep of CDL-issuing agencies.

FMCSA: Hearing-impaired drivers who can’t speak OK to hold CDL

| October 27, 2014

Truckers who are hearing impaired and can communicate English -- but don’t speak it -- are not barred from having a CDL, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said this month.

NTSB says FMCSA oversight, hands-free phone usage to blame for violent 2013 crash (with video)

| October 23, 2014

FMCSA should restrict the hands-free use of portable electronics and lapsed in its oversight of a problematic carrier, according to a recent report by NTSB, who says both factors contributed to a May 2013 truck/train ...

Florida carrier shut down by FMCSA ignoring hours, maintenance rules

| September 18, 2014

FMCSA has issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order to the Grand Ridge, Fla.-based Ken’s Trucking, a 33-truck fleet that hauls general freight and refrigerated food.

FMCSA extends remote new entrant audit test, to add auto-fail functionality

| September 08, 2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be testing a new automatic failure feature for new entrant audits and will be extending its testing of off-site new entrant audits until December.

Trucking co. owners plead guilty to violating FMCSA shutdown order, creating ‘chameleon carrier’

| September 02, 2014

Two former trucking company owners pleaded guilty Aug. 19 to violating shutdown orders issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in a reincarnated carrier scheme conducted in 2012 and 2013.

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