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2014-08-08 16:20:36

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has suspended the operating authority registration of Michigan City, Indiana-based Francisco Espinal Quiroz, which does business as Espinal Trucking, USDOT No. 2170514, for failing to cooperate in an investigation of the carrier's compliance with federal safety regulations. On July 21, 2014, a tractor-trailer operated by Espinal Trucking...

2014-07-25 12:20:38

Military Skills Test Waiver Program Now Includes all 50 States and D.C. WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced today that its waiver program that helps experienced veterans and active duty personnel transition into civilian jobs as commercial truck and bus drivers has been expanded to all 50 states and the District of Columbia. "Our nation's veterans deserve...

2014-06-24 08:20:34

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Lakeville, Minn.-based On Eagles Wings Charters, Inc., USDOT No. 1100785, to immediately cease all passenger transportation operations after finding that the company was endangering the traveling public by failing to ensure the safety of its vehicles and drivers. "Safety is our highest priority and we will continue to insist that...

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...

2014-03-13 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...

2014-03-07 16:20:17

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Salem, Mass.-based passenger carrier D'Boston Transportation, LLC, USDOT No. 2456132, to immediately cease all passenger transportation services due to widespread and serious noncompliance with federal safety regulations that has endangered the lives of its drivers, passengers and the motoring public. A closely related company,...

2014-02-25 12:20:37

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Atlanta-based STSC Transportation Services, Inc., USDOT No. 2350604, to immediately cease all passenger transportation operations after finding that the company was endangering the traveling public by failing to ensure the safety of its vehicles and drivers. Although the company is registered in Atlanta, Georgia, the company operates...

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...


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