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FMCSA holding public discussion forum Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala.

Discussion topics include FMCSA priorities and goals; the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program; the electronic logging device mandate; commercial vehicle traffic enforcement; and FMCSA’s state grant programs.

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Trump FMCSA nom Martinez approved by committee, confirmation heads to full Senate

Martinez testified in a confirmation hearing last week before the Senate committee, telling the Senate panel he intends to uphold the Dec. 18 deadline for compliance with the ELD mandate and to institute data-driven reforms to the CSA program.

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FMCSA nominee faces first vote Wednesday; testimony reveals old DUIs

Martinez last week said he supports the agency's ELD mandate, though he intends to speak with small business truckers about their concerns about its implementation.

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Driver shut down by FMCSA after fatal crash, investigation

Earnest Paul Biddwell was driving on Tennessee State Route 305 on Aug. 3 when his trailer separated from his truck, crossed the center line and struck another truck, causing it to veer off the highway into a ditch and up an embankment before it overturned.

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Trump FMCSA pick Martinez supports ELD mandate, will examine owner-operator impact

While Martinez said he doesn't intend to delay the mandate, he said he will examine its impact on small business truckers. “I want to meet with those involved who oppose the rule to learn more about those concerns," he told a panel of Senators during a confirmation hearing Tuesday.

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FMCSA extends charter for safety advisory committee

The MCSAC is designed to provide FMCSA with advice and recommendations on motor carrier safety programs and regulations. The committee is made up of 20 voters from safety advocacy, safety enforcement, labor and industry stakeholders.

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Board that sets carrier registration fees set to meet later this month

The Board is currently under scrutiny after a recently filed lawsuit claims the UCR Board met to decide fee changes without a public notice, as required by federal law.

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FMCSA doles out $70M for driver training entities

Grants were awarded to states to fund commercial vehicle safety efforts and CDL training, while some commercial driver training schools received grants to help train military veterans to drive trucks.

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OOIDA, ATA say they intend to work with bureaucrat Martinez, Trump’s pick for FMCSA head

Longtime bureaucrat Ray Martinez has little experience dealing directly with the trucking industry. But the country's three most prominent trucking trade groups say they intend to work with Martinez on the industry's most pressing regulatory issues.

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Trucker shut down following fatal crash, ‘egregious’ hours-of-service violations

Virginia State Police found in their investigation that Carlos Alberto Garcia had been on-duty and driving for more than 103 hours over the previous eight days at the time of the crash, with only one 10-hour off-duty period taken.

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