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Agency shuts down North Carolina fleet for compliance failures

| November 05, 2013

Moonlight Express has become the 11th trucking company this year to receive an imminent hazard out-of-service order from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, effectively shutting down the Cherryville, N.C.-based five-truck fleet.

Agency increases fines, strengthens out-of-service order authority

| October 01, 2013

FMCSA — in compliance with the MAP-21 highway funding law finalized last year — has increased fines for several violations of its regulations and widened its authority to issue out-of-service orders.

Agency shuts down Texas fleet for disregarding hours of service regs

| September 24, 2013

A Laredo, Texas-based fleet has become the 10th trucking company this year to be issued an out-of-service order after it was discovered the company was not ensuring its drivers complied with federal hours of service ...

Sleep apnea bill advances as FMCSA says it will use rulemaking, not guidance

| September 23, 2013

In response to a bill currently in the U.S. House, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released a statement saying it will address sleep disorder screening via its formal rulemaking process and not simply ...

FMCSA to change transfer of operating authority process

| September 11, 2013

On Oct. 22, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will discontinue processing applications for transfers of operating authority and the associated $300 fee.

Agency trying out remote safety audit program for new carriers

| September 05, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has started testing a new way to perform safety audits on new entrant carriers in an attempt to better focus resources on what it deems high-risk carriers.

Carrier registration system rule clears OMB

| August 15, 2013

A Unified Carrier Registration rule could be made final within a week, as the OMB has cleared FMCSA's proposed rule and sent it back to the agency to become final.

Three trucking companies’ authority revoked for safety, commercial violations

| July 17, 2013

After months-long investigations into three Chicago-area moving companies, the Federal Motor Carrier Administration announced it has revoked authority for all three.

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