The investigative arm of Congress said in a Nov. 30 report that new medical regulations by the FMCSA should help keep impaired drivers and those deemed medically unfit.
Diving into the issues surrounding operators' access to information being collected about their businesses by DOT and due process concerns with dismissed citations/violations.
A bill introduced this week into the House would force the U.S. Department of Transportation's hand on making carriers use hair samples to test truckers for drug use as opposed to urine samples if made law.
The Symposium delved into use of natural gas, the future of fuel surcharges, what freight will be like in 2013 and what to look for when buying equipment.
FMCSA has opened scheduling for health-care professionals wishing to obtain certification for the agency's National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners — the next step toward the May 2014 compliance date for drivers.
Marijuana will remain an unauthorized drug for both recreational and medical purposes for truck drivers under the U.S. Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulation.
A proposed rule that would allow FMCSA to use a carrier's CSA rankings to produce an overall safety rating will come in the first half of 2013, said FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.
A company conducting research on behalf of the FMCSA has received an exemption to install windshield-mounted camera-based monitoring systems in up to 500 commercial motor vehicles.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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