FMCSA

FMCSA’s database of certified med examiners down indefinitely

They agency says it does not have a timeline for when the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners will be live again. The agency is directing drivers in need of medical certification to reach out to examiners directly “to verify that they are certified and listed."

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Trucking rap sheet: Clean inspection briberies, CDL schemes and fraudulent drug tests

A number of California DMV employees were charged for their roles in fraudulently changing CDL testing scores, a Texas trucking company owner was charged for bribing for clean inspections, and a Washington drug screener was charged for fabricating DOT drug test reports.

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Kentucky-licensed trucker shut down following accident caused by drug overdose

According to FMCSA, Kinmon was driving west on I-74 in Ohio on Aug. 18 when his truck slowed down to a stop and began rolling backwards. The truck rolled into adjacent travel lanes, jackknifed and hit a guardrail before coming to a stop with the trailer blocking the westbound lanes.

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FMCSA orders shutdown of one-truck fleet, two drivers

A one-truck fleet and its driver based in Washington state and a California-licensed trucker have been effectively shut down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in separate shut down orders.

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FMCSA renews Medical Review Board charter for two years

The MRB is composed of five members from medical institutions and private practice. They are tasked with giving advice and recommendations to FMCSA on medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of truckers

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ELDs: What to expect from enforcement as the mandate descends

As of Dec. 18, states and their federal truck enforcement partners will begin issuing violations and citations, in some cases with fines, to those subject to the electronic logging device mandate who aren’t using e-logs. Practices will vary considerably for log checks with those devices.

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Recalcitrant politicos in sights of anti-mandate rallies kicking off Monday nationwide

Organizers are hopeful that the Dec. 4 “ELD media blitz” in numerous locations nationwide will finally get the attention of lawmakers -- some drivers, too -- who have become recalcitrant in the face of a growing feeling of inevitability around the mandate.

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Notes on things that shouldn’t be self-certified

Wendy on FMCSA's ELD registry: "'Self-certification' is a fancy term for 'because I said so', and pretty much every human being who has or is a parent has heard or used that phrase."

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Unified Carrier Registration board meeting to be held Thursday

The board came under fire recently after a court ruled it violated federal open meetings laws by holding a meeting on Sept. 14 without notifying the public. During that meeting, the board voted to reduce carrier registration fees for 2018 and 2019, which the court did not strike down.

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I’ll take ‘Education and Training’ for the safety, Alex

"Any coherent business owner will tell you education and training are your most important safety features, in any setting, commercial or otherwise. ... How is this being left out of the safety discussion?"

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