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FMCSA chief Scott Darling’s nomination could proceed in Senate on Thursday

A Senate committee is scheduled to vote on whether to advance President Obama's nomination of Darling to head FMCSA. Darling must still be confirmed by the full Senate before becoming FMCSA's administrator.

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California driver shut down after failed drug tests, crash

The driver was found to be medically unqualified to operate a commercial vehicle during a May 2015 FMCSA investigation in which the agency discovered he'd tested positive for the use of prohibited controlled substances, amphetamines or methamphetamines, on three separate occasions since 2012.

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FMCSA administrator nominee Scott Darling to begin Senate confirmation process next week

Nearly six months after being nominated by President Barack Obama to head the DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on a permanent basis, T.F. Scott Darling will face his first confirmation hearing next week, according to a press release from the Senate’s commerce committee.

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3-truck fleet issued shutdown order by FMCSA over equipment negligence, false logs

Three-truck Ohio-based fleet Garfield Trucking has been issued an effective shutdown order following a roadside inspection that yielded dozens of violations and subsequent noncooperation from the carrier during an FMCSA inspection.

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Minnesota trucker shut down by FMCSA for hours violations, medical qualifications

Minnesota truck driver John Ray Carpenter has been issued an effective shutdown order by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for being "medically unqualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle," discovered following a fatal crash last month.

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Georgia trucker shut down for hiding medical history

A Georgia truck driver has been issued a shutdown order by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for being “medically unqualified” to drive in interstate commerce.

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FMCSA’s Scott Darling tapped by Pres. Obama to become agency’s next administrator

President Barack Obama this week nominated T.F. Scott Darling to become the next administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a position he’s filled on an acting basis since former Administrator Anne Ferro’s departure last August.

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FMCSA shuts down Kentucky-based driver following false logs, fatal crash

FMCSA has issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order to a Kentucky-based driver after FMCSA determined he falsified his records-of-duty status in the days leading up to a crash that killed six.

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Senate introduces bill to reform FMCSA, review existing trucking regulations

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) last week filed a bill aimed at reforming the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration including making its rule-making process more open to industry stakeholders and Congress and more transparent to the public.

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FMCSA looks to press states again on CDL program compliance

FMCSA announced this week it again wants to perform a formal information collection process to ensure states are complying with federal requirements dictating Commercial Driver's License issuance programs. The State Commercial Driver’s License Program Plan is part of 2012's MAP-21 highway funding act, which requires states to submit a plan to the U.S. DOT describing the actions they will take to address any problems in their CDL programs, as identified by the DOT in its most recent ...

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