FMCSA
Government

Trucking Supports FMCSA’s 5-Year Plan, But Wants More Focus on Car Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 5-year strategic plan that would extend its regulatory reach to include shippers, brokers and receivers appears to generally have support from the trucking industry, but faces opposition from industries that could face greater scrutiny.

August 8, 2011
Government

FMCSA to Examine Severity Weightings of CSA Violations at Roadside Inspections

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has asked its advisory committee to examine concerns about roadside violation severity weightings in the agency’s new safety program and to help develop wireless Internet-based electronic logging device technologies.

July 4, 2011
Government

FMCSA Plans August Restart for Mexico Trucks Program

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hopes to relaunch its controversial Mexican trucks pilot project by mid-August, according to an agency official.

June 27, 2011
Government

FMCSA Panel Seeks Database to Find, Track Safety Violators

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory committee last week recommended that the agency set up a database to identify and track trucking company officials, supervisors and other key “persons of influence” who exhibit “patterns of safety violations.”

June 27, 2011
Government

FMCSA Sets New CDL Permit Standards That Require English-Only Testing

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week published a rule setting new national standards for commercial learner’s permits, or CLPs, and the tests drivers must pass to obtain a commercial driver’s license.

May 16, 2011
Government

New FMCSA Web Page Allows Greater Access to Motor Carrier Legal Orders

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Monday it has launched a new web page that improves free public access to orders and decisions on FMCSA civil penalty and safety rating cases.

Transport Topics
May 9, 2011
Government

Government Shutdown Would Not Affect Federal Transportation Safety Programs

Federal funding for highway projects and motor carrier safety programs will continue if the federal government shuts down after Friday, the Department of Transportation said.

Transport Topics
April 8, 2011
Government

Agencies Issue Proposal on Rail Crossings 17 Years After Congress Ordered Rulemaking

Nearly 17 years after Congress ordered federal regulators to put in writing that motor vehicles are not to park on railroad tracks while waiting for the traffic to clear or a light to turn green, two agencies said they have rectified a series of “misunderstandings” with state transportation officials and have offered a new proposal.

February 28, 2011
Government

More Safety Rules Expected Soon, Ferro Says

ARLINGTON, Va. — Even with truck-related fatalities on the decline, the head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration told a group of driver school executives the agency was still working on a series of rules that could be out before the end of the year.

October 11, 2010
Government

Court Orders FMCSA to Issue Logbook Documentation Rule

A federal appeals court has ordered the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to issue before Dec. 30 its proposal spelling out what documents trucking fleets need to retain to verify their drivers’ hours-of-service logbooks.

October 11, 2010

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