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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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Three trucking companies’ authority revoked for safety, commercial violations

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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DOT giving $1 million to train veterans for trucking, driving jobs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has allotted $1 million in grant money to help train veterans for jobs in the transportation industry, it announced July 3, and specifically to become truck drivers, says U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.

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Agency developing plan to weed out ‘chameleon’ carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported to Congress in June that it could begin a process by 2015 to screen out "chameleon" carriers, if funding for the program holds up.

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