Regulations

Med examiner accused of issuing bogus certifications to thousands of drivers pleads not guilty

A Georgia-based medical examiner who’s been accused by authorities of issuing thousands of fraudulent medical certifications to truck drivers has been indicted. FMCSA has said 6,600 truck operators who received certification from the doc will need to see a new doctor and receive fresh certifications.

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Fleet asks FMCSA to allow its drivers to split sleeper berth time

Dillon wants FMCSA to allow its team drivers to split sleeper berth time into two periods totaling 10 hours – either 5/5, 4/6 or 3/7.

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Elaine Chao, Trump’s pick to lead DOT, names broad top priorities ahead of Jan. 11 Senate hearing

Elaine Chao, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run the U.S. Department of Transportation, will appear before a Senate committee next week as part of the nomination and confirmation process for Trump’s incoming administration.

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If Trump really wants to save U.S. jobs …

"If he (Trump) cares about the working man, he’ll stop this talk about driverless trucks.” --Trucker Jerry Jackson in Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial about autonomous vehicle tech threats.

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OOIDA bands with safety groups in asking FMCSA for drive-time minimum in driver training rule

OOIDA and the other petitioners argue the removal of the 30-hour minimum disregards Congress’ intentions for the rule and the consensus established during rulemaking negotiations between FMCSA and industry stakeholders. The rule is set to take effect in three years.

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Montana temporarily relaxes hours-of-service regulations for certain truckers

Winter weather prompted Montana Gov. Steve Bullock to issue an emergency declaration, allowing drivers hauling propane, heating oil and diesel fuel in Montana to be exempt from hours-of-service regulations.

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2016’s top trucking stories: ELD mandate and 34-hour restart survive, Trump on trucking, autonomous truck action and more

Year's top trucking stories include ELDs, hours, Trump and trucking, gliders' potential demise, slow rates and more.

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Fighting tickets: Don’t forget DataQs to clear your PSP/CSA record

While prospective employers/lessors aren’t strictly required to use FMCSA's PSP reports to view prospective drivers’ roadside inspection violations and recordable crashes, plenty do. Any violation marked on an inspection report will be included there going back three years, and any crash, five years.

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Owner-operator served shutdown order by FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued an effective shutdown order to a Lowell, Massachusetts-based single-truck owner-operator after an investigation showed he was in violation of several major federal safety laws.

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When the time bombs started going off: Channel 19 year in review, part 1

Indulge us as we run back through the rules, the regs, the rigs and the past, present and future of driver pay -- all the rage with the "driver shortage" notion analyzed and discussed and thrown under the falling-fuel-surcharge bus. ... And so much more Counting down the hours to 2017: 14, 13 ...

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