Regulations

CDL holders no longer have to report out-of-state traffic violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this week that it has finalized amended rules for commercial driver's licenses, removing the requirement of CDL holders to notify their home state — the state that issuing the CDL — when they are convicted of traffic violations outside of their home state. Now, the state in which the violation occurred must notify the issuing state of a CDL holder of any convictions. Regulations previously required both the CDL holder ...

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Four ‘chameleon’ trucking companies ordered to shut down

The four companies were using the same trucks, drivers and managers yet operating under four different names.

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How to DataQ: 9 tips

Indiana State Police DataQs coordinator Michael Wilson shared these at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance workshop April 22, 2013.

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FMCSA’s focus on inspections a point of contention at CVSA workshop

ATA representative Phil Byrd challenged the enforcement community to shift priorities away from inspections to traffic enforcement. Also: Regulatory update from FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

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CSA priorities include addressing concerns of small carriers, crash accountability, agency says

FMCSA also announced plans to launch a new version of the DataQs website for challenging inspection violations and crash assignments as early as the coming weekend.

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Cross-border program with Mexico prevails in court

A U.S. appeals court has rejected arguments against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico, saying none of the arguments brought by the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association were persuasive enough show that the program violates any statutes or regulations. The same court, however, will hear a separate challenge to the federal program May 6. Duane DeBruyne, a spokesman for the FMCSA, responded to the April 19 ruling against the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers ...

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Supreme Court hears case against Port of LA’s Clean Truck Program

The U.S. Supreme Court this week heard a case brought by the American Trucking Associations against the Port of Los Angeles' Clean Truck Program.

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How the national drug/alcohol clearinghouse could save you

Food for thought: In defense of the national clearinghouse for positive test results for drug and alcohol.

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Idaho ups truck weight limit to 129,000 pounds

In deciding to permanently adopt a recent pilot program, Idaho is implementing July 1 a law that will allow trucks weighing up to 129,000 pounds on some roads.

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Two Mexican carriers fail entrance audit for U.S. authority

Two carriers who applied for participation in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico were denied entrance due to a failed safety audit.

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