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Latest Commercial driver's license Stories

2014-04-08 12:20:28

ARLINGTON, Va., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today launched two separate online surveys targeting commercial driver input on critical operational issues - impacts from the new Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules and detention time impacts on safety and productivity. The first on HOS impacts is a continuation of the driver data collection first reported in the November 2013 ATRI release, Operational and Economic Impacts of the...

2014-04-02 20:20:06

Illinois-based trucking company declared to be an imminent hazard to public safety WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered DND International, Inc., USDOT No. 1434005, to immediately shut down after declaring the Naperville, Illinois-based trucking company to be an imminent hazard to public safety. FMCSA investigators found the carrier had committed widespread, serious...

2014-04-02 16:20:20

ARLINGTON, Va., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, William Downey, executive vice president for corporate affairs and chief security officer at The Kenan Advantage Group, said before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that several statutory changes are necessary in order to improve the safety and security of hazardous materials shipments. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO "Today, I want to propose four common sense solutions that...

2014-02-17 08:22:13

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The traffic ticket attorney at CheapTrafficAttorneys.com offers services to help clients clear FTA warrants. FTA, or failure to appear, warrants are frequently issued for traffic infractions. Those who fail to pay their tickets or appear in court as required may have FTA warrants issued for their arrest. While the police may not show up on their doorstep or workplace, those with FTA warrants may be at risk of arrest at their next traffic stop...

2014-02-12 16:20:37

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations praised the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for finally issuing a congressionally mandated proposal to create a national clearinghouse of drug and alcohol test results for commercial drivers. The database would capture both positive test results and refusals to test to help ensure that drivers who violate Federal drug and alcohol testing regulations are removed from the roadway....

2014-02-12 12:22:09

Employers would be required to check clearinghouse before hiring and annually WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposed rule to establish a drug and alcohol clearinghouse for all national commercial driver's license (CDL) holders. The clearinghouse would help improve roadway safety by making it easier to determine whether a truck or bus driver is prohibited from...

2014-02-11 20:21:13

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Illinois-licensed truck driver Renato V. Velasquez to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce following a Jan. 27 crash that killed an Illinois Tollway worker and seriously injured an Illinois State Police trooper. "Safety for all travelers is our...

2014-02-07 12:20:48

Ricky L. Hatfield and his company, Hatfield Trucking, ordered to immediately cease operations WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Tenn.-licensed truck driver, Ricky L. Hatfield, and his Tazewell, Tenn.-based company, Hatfield Trucking, USDOT No. 2385057, to be imminent hazards to public safety and has ordered both the driver and the company to immediately cease...

2014-02-03 20:20:11

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the direction of Governor Corbett, PennDOT has granted a temporary waiver on certain restrictions on commercial drivers to allow for continued smooth delivery of salt supplies for road clearing during winter storms. "Forecasts are calling for more storms in the next few days, and we want to take steps now to ensure that salt supplies are adequate to meet the mission to keep drivers moving," said PennDOT Secretary Barry J....

2014-01-24 04:20:06

Lowe has spotless driving record over 45 years and 3.5 million miles ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At its annual safety conference banquet, the Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) named Milt Lowe, professional truck driver for Citi-Cargo & Storage in Eagan, as Minnesota 2013 Truck Driver of the Year. Lowe has been driving commercially for 45 years and has driven more than 3.5 million miles. "What makes Milt so remarkable is that he has driven all those miles...