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FMCSA to press states on CDL program compliance

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.

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

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.

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

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 crash that caused a train derailment that led to an explosion.

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Florida carrier shut down by FMCSA ignoring hours, maintenance rules

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.

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

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.

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

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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FMCSA names acting administrator as Ferro tenure ends

T.F. Scott Darling III has been named Interim Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The news comes in a farewell message to staff from outgoing Administrator Anne Ferro, circulated by the FMCSA communications office.

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FMCSA suspends authority of carrier for not releasing safety records

FMCSA says it has suspended the authority of Espinal Trucking, based in Michigan City, for not cooperating with an investigation into its compliance history following a crash in July.

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Anne Ferro out as FMCSA administrator

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration head Anne Ferro will be stepping down from her position as administrator of the agency, the Department of Transportation announced July 25.

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Citing ‘bias against truckers,’ OOIDA calls for resignation of FMCSA head Anne Ferro

OOIDA has sent Anthony Foxx a letter asking for FMCSA head Anne Ferro to resign, saying she has a "clear bias against truckers and the trucking industry" and that the agency "can no longer perform its regulatory and enforcement duties impartially."

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