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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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FMCSA defends informal notice, partial exclusion of media at public meetings

Discussion topics of the meetings, as publicized by FMCSA last week, include prominent trucking regulations like the electronic logging device mandate, the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program and other safety regulations.

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FMCSA holds listening sessions on CSA, ELDs with no notice to trucking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, with no public notice to the trucking industry or trucking media, is in the midst of a three-stop tour intended to gather input from trucking stakeholders on some of the agency’s most prominent regulations.

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North Carolina trucker shut down following fatal alcohol-involved hit and run

According to FMCSA, Simranjeet Singh Sandhu was driving on the Cross Bronx Expressway on March 27 when he allegedly changed lanes without signaling, then struck a car, killing the driver and hospitalizing a passenger. He then fled the scene.

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Supreme Court refuses another trucking case, this one about carriers’ access to drivers’ history

The six driver plaintiffs claimed FMCSA's PSP reports disparaged their reputations and made it harder for them to find work. The courts have also consistently disagreed with OOIDA-backed plaintiffs’ assertions.

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Two-truck Alabama fleet shut down following fatal crash, violations

Jeffery Finklea of Beatrice, Ala., was ordered to shut down his two-truck operation on April 24. FMCSA says a truck operated by J&L crossed the center line of Alabama Highway 13 on March 28 and collided head-on with a passenger car, killing both of its occupants.

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FMCSA holding autonomous trucks meeting next week

During the meeting, FMCSA is looking for information relating to the design, development, testing and deployment of "highly autonomous" vehicles, specifically dealing with CDLs, qualification of drivers, the use of electronic devices, hours-of-service for drivers and inspection, repair and maintenance of the trucks.

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FMCSA increases fines for regs violations

The U.S. DOT has increased fines across the board for violations of federal trucking regulations, it announced Wednesday.

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Kentucky trucker shut down after causing accident, leading police on chase

Dalton McCoy Lampley was driving eastbound on I-24 in Kentucky on March 17 when he crossed the median into the westbound lanes. After striking two cars, Lampley continued driving with police in pursuit, leaving the interstate and driving into Calvert City, Ky., according to FMCSA.

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FMCSA to hear suggestions for improving post-crash reporting

During the meeting, the committee will offer suggestions to FMCSA on how to implement certain post-accident reporting changes, which include seeking standard definitions related to crash reporting, classification of Minimum Model Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) and which data should be prioritized for inclusion on police accident reports and more.

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