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2014-02-05 16:21:17

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations criticized the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for issuing an overly rosy self-assessment of its Compliance, Safety Accountability program just days after an independent review found serious flaws with the agency's safety monitoring and measurement system. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "While we support the aims and objectives of CSA, it is...

2014-02-05 12:20:17

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A custom version of SleepFit, a mobile app developed by Pulsar Informatics, Inc., has been used in a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) study to assess the impact of recently revised safe driving regulations for commercial truck drivers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130611/DC29942LOGO) The mobile app was developed with competitive funding from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). The...

2014-02-03 16:21:11

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, leaders at American Trucking Associations praised the Government Accountability Office's review of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's CSA safety monitoring program and called on the agency to make immediate changes to the program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "The GAO's review of FMCSA's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program was comprehensive, thoughtful and balanced,"...

2014-01-30 16:20:42

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations officials said while they appreciate the release of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's study commenting on the efficacy of recent changes to the restart provisions of the hours-of-service rules, what the report doesn't say may be as significant as what it does. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "We appreciate FMCSA releasing the results of its...

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...

2014-01-24 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...

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...

2014-01-09 08:21:26

- Becomes first carrier group with all TSX Approved members FAIRFAX, Va. and PARAMUS, N.J., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transportation Safety Exchange (TSX) and Coach USA today announced that all megabus.com carriers are now TSX approved, making megabus.com the first carrier group to achieve TSX approval for all of its motor carriers. Almost a third of Coach USA's other companies are also TSX approved. Fairfax, VA-based TSX is an independent safety rating organization that...

2013-12-31 12:20:17

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared two Walterboro, S.C.-based trucking companies, CER Trucking, Inc., USDOT No. 196777, and Edward Risher Trucking, USDOT No. 685781, as well as its owner-driver, Clarence Edward Risher, Jr., to be imminent hazards to public safety and has ordered all three entities to immediately cease interstate commercial operations. "There is...


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