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FMCSA has a new boss: Senate confirms Martinez to run agency under Trump

Testifying before a panel of U.S. Senators in October, Martinez said he intends to uphold the agency’s electronic logging device mandate and institute data-driven reforms to the agency’s regulatory process and, specifically, the oft-criticized Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

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Examiners fear bogus driver med cards could stem from FMCSA hack

FMCSA said earlier this month "there appears to be no evidence" of drivers' or examiners' information being stolen. But if any information regarding examiners was stolen, specifically their license number, there could be potential for bogus medical certificates to be issued, according to interviews with several DOT-certified medical examiners.

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After hack, FMCSA mum on when medical examiner website will be restored

Overdrive has queried FMCSA repeatedly in the past week about the site's outage. The agency has not answered questions about whether the site’s outage has disrupted the issuance of medical certificates and whether it can fully confirm that no private information about drivers’ medical records was stolen.

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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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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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FMCSA holding public discussion forum Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala.

Discussion topics include FMCSA priorities and goals; the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program; the electronic logging device mandate; commercial vehicle traffic enforcement; and FMCSA’s state grant programs.

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Trump FMCSA nom Martinez approved by committee, confirmation heads to full Senate

Martinez testified in a confirmation hearing last week before the Senate committee, telling the Senate panel he intends to uphold the Dec. 18 deadline for compliance with the ELD mandate and to institute data-driven reforms to the CSA program.

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FMCSA nominee faces first vote Wednesday; testimony reveals old DUIs

Martinez last week said he supports the agency's ELD mandate, though he intends to speak with small business truckers about their concerns about its implementation.

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Driver shut down by FMCSA after fatal crash, investigation

Earnest Paul Biddwell was driving on Tennessee State Route 305 on Aug. 3 when his trailer separated from his truck, crossed the center line and struck another truck, causing it to veer off the highway into a ditch and up an embankment before it overturned.

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Trump FMCSA pick Martinez supports ELD mandate, will examine owner-operator impact

While Martinez said he doesn't intend to delay the mandate, he said he will examine its impact on small business truckers. “I want to meet with those involved who oppose the rule to learn more about those concerns," he told a panel of Senators during a confirmation hearing Tuesday.

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