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Agency proposes shortening driving experience needed to obtain vision exemption

| December 19, 2013

FMCSA has proposed shortening the amount of driving experience needed for truck drivers to obtain an exemption to drive with "vision deficiency," it announced via the Federal Register Dec. 19.

FMCSA making rule changes to ease military transition to truck driving

| November 08, 2013

FMCSA says it wants to enact rule changes to make obtaining a civilian CDL based on military experience and training easier.

NTSB says investigations ‘raise serious questions’ about FMCSA, asks for audit of agency

| November 07, 2013

In light of four deadly crashes that it has investigated within the past year, the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended to DOT head Anthony Foxx that FMCSA be audited on its oversight capabilities of ...

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.

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