Author Archives: Michael Leizerman

Four Bus Companies Shutdown Following Multi-State Strike Force Investigation

Following a four-month, multi-state investigation, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced that it has revoked the operating authority registration of four commercial bus companies for “willfully failing to comply with federal safety regulations.” … Continue reading

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Public Input Sought on how Sleep Apnea Impacts Commercial Drivers

It is estimated that 22 million men and women could be suffering from undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a respiratory disorder characterized by a reduction or cessation of breathing during sleep. That’s why the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) … Continue reading

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FMCSA: California Truck Driver Tests Positive for Meth, Ordered to Stop Driving

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared California-licensed truck driver Edward Herbert Crane to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicles in interstate … Continue reading

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Troopers: FedEx Driver Wrecks after Falling Asleep in Mississippi

Lack of sleep yet making the conscious decision to get behind the wheel is one of the most dangerous things you can do as a driver. Studies have shown that driving while sleepy is just as dangerous as driving while … Continue reading

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Car vs. Semi: Whose fault? Three People Killed, Two Injured in Iowa

I often report about car v. truck collisions on this blog that are the fault of the truck driver. However, it’s important to know that a majority of car v. truck collisions are the fault of the car. My career—and passion—is … Continue reading

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Meet Scott Darling—a Nominee to Lead FMCSA—Who Wants to Make the Trucking Industry Safer

Recently, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a confirmation hearing to consider the President’s nomination of T.F. Scott Darling, III to serve as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Administrator. This would be a position that … Continue reading

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Semi Driver Arrested for Vehicular Homicide, Under the Influence of Drugs in Washington

According to troopers with the Washington State Patrol, two people were killed and five injured recently in a serious crash involving eight vehicles that closed westbound I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass for several hours. When troopers arrived on scene, they found … Continue reading

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Is it Safe to Pass a Snow Plow?

At least 17 people, from North Carolina to New York, have already died in the winter blizzard of 2016. However, the U.S. isn’t the only region battling the snow and taking it seriously. Recently, under Ontario, Canada’s “Highway Traffic Act,” … Continue reading

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FMCSA Launches Online Unified Registration System Aimed at Boosting Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched the Unified Registration System (URS), a new, simplified, online registration process. It will be used by truck and bus companies, freight forwarders, brokers, intermodal equipment providers, and cargo tank manufacturing, inspection and repair … Continue reading

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Trucking Industry to Benefit from Driverless Car Push

The future of driverless trucks is inching closer to reality. This is largely due, in part, to the aggressive push being made for autonomous cars. According to Wolfgang Bernard with Diamler, by the time federal laws are implemented and regulation … Continue reading

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