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Ky.-based driver shut down after failed field sobriety test, other violations

The officer found in the truck cab a gallon jug of beer, along with drug paraphernalia, including a smoking pipe. A field sobriety test was conducted, which the driver failed. He also had unauthorized passengers in the vehicle.

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Publication date for CDL clearinghouse rule pushed back again

The projected publication date for the looming Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse was pushed back 13 days from August 16 to August 29.

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Tennessee-based driver shut down after police find drugs, beer in cab after crash

Jason L. Flynn made an illegal turn in north Georgia on March 17, which caused a crash with a passenger vehicle. The vehicle became wedged underneath Flynn’s trailer, hospitalizing the driver.

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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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Truck-involved crash fatalities down, injuries up in 2014

A look at FMCSA's statistics from 2014 on fatal highway crashes involving large trucks.

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Cargo tanks tested at two Alabama facilities must be reinspected, FMCSA says

Owners and operators of certain cargo tanks may need to get their tanks reinspected or retested, per a notice issued Friday by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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DOT further delays speed limiter, drug/alcohol clearinghouse rules

The projected publication dates of two looming trucking regulations have been delayed again, according to the Department of Transportation’s monthly regulatory update.

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FMCSA shuts down Calif.-based driver after multiple DUI convictions

Previously, Zaverukha was convicted twice in Connecticut for alcohol-related violations while driving a truck and once in Massachusetts.

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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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FMCSA blocks Canadian trucker from U.S., citing violations of out-of-service orders

FMCSA said Gill “willfully disregarded the out-of-service order” in three separate instances in four days and continued driving his truck before being shut down after the fourth order. He was also found to have surreptitiously taken his truck from a storage facility where it had been towed.

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