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Ferro Urges Stronger Trucking Legislation as Fatalities Soar 18% in 2010

With the revised Hours of Service ruling tied up in hearings, there’s grim news on U.S. trucking fatalities. An estimated 4,000 trucking-related deaths scarred our roads in 2010, according to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne Ferro, who revealed these … Continue reading

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FMCSA May Waive Hearing Rule for 20 Deaf Drivers

The Department of Transportation may break trucking regulation precedent by exempting 20 deaf or hard-of-hearing commercial drivers from federal minimum hearing requirements for Commercial Drivers Licenses. If it does, this would be the first time this regulation has been waived … Continue reading

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Will FMCSA Create Database to Track Trucking Safety Violators?

Would a national database that tracked “patterns of safety violations” among trucking company officials, supervisors, and other major influencers make a difference? A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory committee thinks so. It has recommended the FMCSA set up such … Continue reading

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Trucking Death Rate Declines as Enforcement Toughens

I am pleased with a new report released Monday that shows large truck-related highway fatalities dropped 14.1% to the lowest level yet recorded, according to an analysis of 2009 Department of Transportation data. Said Bill Graves, President of the American … Continue reading

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