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2014-03-13 12:20:55

Updated rule would slash highest federal paperwork burden after taxes and prevent fatigued drivers WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposal to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles to improve compliance with the safety rules that govern the number of hours a driver can work. The proposed...

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...

2014-01-30 12:21:56

Third-Party Study Shows Drivers Who Follow New Rule are More Alert, Deviated from Lane Less Often WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today released findings from a real world, third-party study providing further scientific evidence that the restart provision in the current hours-of-service rule for truck drivers is more effective at combatting fatigue than the prior version. "Safety...

2014-01-17 12:20:47

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will publish a Patterns of Safety Violations Rule which implements the agency's authority to shut down a bus or truck company if the company, or a company officer, has a history of purposely violating federal safety regulations. The rule is one of the new enforcement tools that the agency has developed in recent years to target high-risk carriers that endanger...

2013-10-25 12:20:38

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Illinois-licensed truck driver Stewart G. Snedeker to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. Snedeker was served the federal order Oct. 4, 2013. "Safety should be the top priority of every driver of every vehicle out on our nation's highways...

2013-10-25 12:20:36

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Michigan-licensed truck driver Tracy A. Ferrell to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. Ferrell was served the federal order Oct. 16, 2013. "Safety should be the top priority of every driver of every vehicle out on our nation's highways...

2013-10-23 12:20:55

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Philadelphia-based Bus Go Bus, Inc., USDOT No. 1956734, to immediately cease all commercial operations, declaring that its vehicles and drivers pose an imminent hazard to public safety. "We will not allow bus passengers or the motoring public to be put at risk by unsafe vehicles, commercial drivers or business operators," said U.S....

2013-08-26 12:20:36

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has begun a two-week strike force of passenger bus safety inspections across the country, part of the agency's Motorcoach Safety Initiative to remove high-risk buses and drivers from our roads. In addition to surprise inspections, investigators will also visit new bus companies to assess their levels of safety. "Buses are a convenient,...

2013-07-17 23:20:28

The Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced New Hours of Service Rules for Commercial Motor Vehicles, effective July 1, 2013. Eagan, MN (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 It is sure a busy year for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Along with the myriad of updates and provisions going into effect on October 1, 2013 in the MAP-21 ACT, July 1st brought another deadline for compliance for the FMCSA and those who operate motor carriers: New...

2013-07-05 12:20:17

WASHINGTON, July 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Alaska-licensed motorcoach driver Steven Forrest McKinley, II, to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. McKinley was served the federal orders June 28, 2013. "Safety is our highest priority," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx....