Tag Archives: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Trucking Industry Readies for Unified Registration System

Any effort to get “chameleon” commercial carriers off the road has my support. And because of that, I stand fully behind the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s pending Unified Registration System. The URS aims, in part, to keep better tabs … Continue reading

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FMCSA Shuts Down Trucking Company for Repeat Violations

There are numerous ways to promote improved highway safety, from pushing for safer commercial vehicle equipment to demanding that truck drivers be rested and healthy. Getting high-risk drivers and vehicles off the road is at the top of that list. … Continue reading

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FMCSA Launches New Pre-Employment Screening Program

At a time when reports indicate there will be a growing need for more truck drivers over the next decade, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced some welcome news. Carriers and trucking companies, charged with having to hire more … Continue reading

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FMCSA Strips Trucking Safety Violators of 10-Day Appeal Extension

If 45 days isn’t enough to show compliance, why allow 10 more? That question has baffled trucking industry watchers for more than two decades, but it was made moot by one stroke of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration pen … Continue reading

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Road Opens to Help Military Vets Find Careers in Trucking

Less than a month before claiming a somewhat more-heralded victory, President Barack Obama announced an important win for U.S. military veterans who aspire to a career as a commercial truck driver. In mid-October, the President signed the Military Commercial Driver’s … Continue reading

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CV Inspectors Urged to Seek Patterns of Safety Violations

Our front-line efforts to curb fatal truck crashes rest, in many ways, with commercial vehicle inspectors. The men and women who are charged with identifying safety deficiencies are our first wave of protection in preventing future commercial vehicle fatalities. Those … Continue reading

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BASIC Changes Coming to FMCSA Safety Ratings Program

The seasons won’t be the only thing changing this December. A new safety ratings program designed to increase safety on our nation’s highways is coming as well, bringing with it changes that will impact the daily travels of truck drivers … Continue reading

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EOBR Saga Hits Another Snag in the US House

The debate over a governmental mandate calling for all commercial trucks to be equipped with Electronic On-Board Recorders ran into another obstacle recently when the House of Representatives approved a bill that would block funding for any such measure. The … Continue reading

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FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Probe Leads to Removal of 287 Truck Drivers

I once handled a case against a company that hired a driver to haul gas tankers despite the DOT having pulled the driver off the road for drug use. I also tried a case that involved a company that turned … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea Screenings Aim to Curb Fatigue-Related Truck Crashes

For years, snoring was commonly viewed as a harmless, albeit annoying, sound that people make when they sleep. It turns out that, while the sound itself is just that – a sound – it is often symptomatic of a far … Continue reading

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