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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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2014 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” Safety Belt Contest Winners Announced

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced first-grader Annie Yu from Edison, N.J., and third-grader Heather Li of Orlando, Fla., won top honors in the 2014 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” student art contest.  Foxx made the announcement at a ceremony this week. The annual contest is organized by DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership.  The artwork of the two winners and ten other talented students will be included in ...

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Recently shut down fleet wins case to overturn FMCSA order

A Department of Transportation judge has tossed out a shutdown order issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, allowing the Illinois-based DND International to resume its operations.

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Another voice for FMCSA audit: Senator wants review of agency’s investigative practices

Sen. Dick Durbin has asked the DOT to audit FMCSA's investigative practices, following the January crash that left an Illinois tollway worker dead and a state trooper seriously injured.

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FMCSA shuts down fleet behind driver said to have been on duty 35 hours

Illinois-based carrier DND International has been ordered to shut down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration after the agency said its investigators found "widespread, serious violations" of hours of service regulations and with falsifying logs.

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Agency shuts down Texas carrier for hours, drug testing violations

FMCSA announced this week it has shut down a the Forest Hill, Texas-based FTW Transport, issuing an imminent hazard out-of-service order for violations related to hours-of-service compliance and drug and alcohol regulations.

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FMCSA updates definition of combination weight rating

“Gross combination weight rating” has been redefined to clarify when CDL and other federal safety regulations apply to certain single-unit trucks towing trailers.

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Agency orders two carriers to shut down for myriad of violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this week it has shut down two separate trucking companies, issuing both imminent hazard out-of-service orders for various violations.

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Agency seeking New Entrant testing input at March 28, April 7 listening sessions

FMCSA will hear input from industry stakeholders and other public comment in the second and third listening sessions held March 28 and April 7 to aid the agency in its creation of the New Entrant testing rule mandated by MAP-21.

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FMCSA extends deadline for student art contest

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) it is extending the deadline for submissions for the 2014 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” student art contest until March 15.  Organized by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership, the contest is open to students in kindergarten through sixth grade with relatives or sponsors in the commercial truck and bus industries. The contest educates children about highway safety and urges commercial drivers to buckle up ...

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