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Agency proposes shortening driving experience needed to obtain vision exemption

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.

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FMCSA making rule changes to ease military transition to truck driving

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

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

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 motor carriers and trucking companies.

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Agency shuts down North Carolina fleet for compliance failures

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.

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

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.

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Agency shuts down Texas fleet for disregarding hours of service regs

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 regulations.

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

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 guidance.

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FMCSA to change transfer of operating authority process

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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Agency trying out remote safety audit program for new carriers

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.

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Carrier registration system rule clears OMB

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.

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