Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Ferro: Safety Fitness Determination proposal coming in 2013

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.

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Reader: FMCSA attacks safety ‘from the wrong end of the beast’

"If rates were up where they should be, drivers wouldn’t have to complain about receiving and loading fees one bit."

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Changes to violation weighting, more posted this weekend

Among changes taking place this week are the introduction of a new hazmat-specific BASIC and adjustments in various violation weights.

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PSP 2.0 expands access to driver records, introduces iPhone app

Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program crash/inspection violation history reports are now available to companies involved in hiring decisions beyond just interstate motor carriers.

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Modest proposal: $65/hour, fair detention rate to protect small biz

A reader sees a need for mandatory detention pay to protect the small business trucking life from the continuing encroachment of big-business competition and government regulation in the form of tightening hours and EOBRs.

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Does FMCSA’s medical card verification program violate HIPAA?

Short answer: Probably not. Here find a roundup of viewpoints from readers on this and other issues surrounding FMCSA's new medical card-verification policy.

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Redux: Have you seen your ‘CSA scorecard’?

With third party vendors providing tools to carriers to compute their drivers CSA scores, only one continues to take that functionality directly to the "drivers" of CSA -- professional operators. Have you seen a tabulation of your CSA performance? We want to hear from you.

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VIDEO, testimony: Randall Doane of Deaf Truckers United

As FMCSA reps spoke of future routine nature of a medical qualifications exemption program for deaf drivers, Deaf Truckers United members engaged on current problems.

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Medical exemptions for hearing loss, seizure disorder in the works

Before a group that included several members of the Deaf Truckers United advocacy group, FMCSA's medical chief Elaine Papp detailed agency efforts on new exemption programs.

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FMCSA: Expect sleep apnea guidance proposal in near term

At the 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention, Elaine Papp, chief of FMCSA's Medical Programs Division, offered insights on the agency's plan to introduce official sleep apnea guidance.

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