FMCSA is set to publish a proposed rule that will allow it to suspend or revoke the authority of motor carriers who have been found to have a pattern of "egregious disregard" for federal safety rules, rather than relying on results of compliance reviews alone.
The DEA announced it will classify synthetic marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, thereby making truck operators who use synthetic marijuana and fail a drug test as no longer disqualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle.
Call 530-408-6423, 530-40-VOICE, to contribute thoughts on the New Entrant test rulemaking under way to an upcoming Overdrive podcast. Two more federal sessions, in March at MATS and April at CVSA, are planned.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request to hear its case against the federal cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico.
A proposed rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices is expected to be published by FMCSA Jan. 29. The rule implementing a drug and alcohol clearinghouse of truck drivers is expected to be published Jan. 31.
Drivers must continue to carry paper copies of their medical examiner's certificate until Jan. 30, 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Jan. 10.
Failure to perform these 14 tasks will automatically fail you when the FMCSA comes calling for your New Entrant Safety Audit in the first 18 months you're in business.
In wake of Winter Storm Hercules and the extreme temperatures in impacted states, several states have issued exemptions or waivers of federal hours-of-service rules for truck drivers hauling fuel to or in those states.
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