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Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Security Experts Warn Truckers About Loadboard Scams, ‘Inspired’ Terrorist Attacks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Technology and smart, hard-working criminals have combined to keep loadboard fraud rampant, according to a senior investigator with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2017
Government, Business

Missouri Men Sentenced to 5 Years Probation for Health Care Fraud

Medical Exam iStock

Two Missouri men have been sentenced to five years probation and barred from doing business with the federal government for five years for their roles in administering over 100 fraudulent truck driver and veteran medical exams.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2017
Government, Business

Senators Advance Nominee for Top Job at FMCSA

FMCSA nominee Ray Martinez Nominee to lead FMCSA, Ray Martinez. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

A Senate panel easily advanced the nomination of Ray Martinez on Nov. 8 to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 8, 2017
Government, Safety

Senate Panel to Vote on FMCSA Nominee Ray Martinez

Ray Martinez Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The Senate Commerce Committee has scheduled a Nov. 8 hearing to consider the nomination of Ray Martinez as the country’s top trucking regulator.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 7, 2017
Government

Daphne Jefferson Retires from No. 2 Post at FMCSA

Daphne Jefferson testifies in Congress Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News

Daphne Jefferson, deputy administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, is retiring effective Nov. 3 from her post as the No. 2 leader at the agency, an FMCSA spokesman said.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 3, 2017
Government, Safety

Start of Split Sleeper Berth Pilot Program Behind Schedule

Driver in sleeper cab TruckPR/Flickr

Federal trucking regulators have been angling for a flexible sleeper berth pilot program since 2010, but a request for public comment posted in the Federal Register in late October showed that plans for the program are behind schedule.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Oct. 30: Jersey Boys

Cory Booker, Ray Martinez Booker by MSNBC, Martinez by This Is Jersey TV via YouTube

Ray Martinez, President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will appear on Capitol Hill on Halloween to endure a battery of questions from senators on the Commerce panel. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Exemption Requests Increase as ELD Enforcement Date Nears

Hub Group truck Russ MacNeil

Several organizations are seeking exemptions from having to install electronic logging devices by Dec. 18, as federally mandated.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2017
Government, Safety

Safety of Truckers Must Be Priority for FMCSA Nominee, Sen. Cory Booker Says

Sen. Cory Booker MSNBC via YouTube

The top Democrat on the Senate subcommittee dealing with trucking affairs wants the nominee to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to share his commitment to ensuring the safety of truck drivers on the country’s highways.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 27, 2017
Government

FMCSA Hosts Webinar on HOS Concerns

Drivers switching jobs around the time the federally mandated electronic logging device rule takes effect need to report their previous seven days of service to their new employer, just as they would have when paper logbooks were the norm, government officials said

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 25, 2017

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