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FMCSA Issues Safety Advisory on Samsung Galaxy Note7 Smartphones

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a safety advisory on Oct. 21 to provide “notice and information” for commercial motor vehicle owners, operators and passengers on the risks and regulations associated with the transportation of the recently recalled Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone and also for other damaged, defective or recalled lithium cells or batteries used for portable electronic devices

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2016
Government

Two FMCSA Advisory Boards to Meet Next Week

Two Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory boards will meet Oct. 24 to discuss recommendations for agency guidelines on how to diagnose and treat truck driver obstructive sleep apnea.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2016
Government, Business

Anger Over Speed Limiters Voiced in Comments to DOT

John Sommers II for TT

Some motorists said they favor the idea of slowing trucks down on the highway, but the overwhelming majority of the nearly 3,000 comments filed thus far on a federal heavy-truck speed limiter proposal came from truckers calling it a recipe for disaster.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2016
Government

FMCSA to Simplify Process for Veterans to Get CDLs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week announced its final rule intended to assist the transition of military personnel to civilian careers as truck drivers by simplifying the learner permit and driver license process.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2016
Government

FMCSA Proposes Changes to Motor Carrier Scoring System

John Sommers II for TT

Federal trucking regulators are previewing proposals that would modify a program that measures the safety performance of motor carriers on the nation’s highways.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 5, 2016
Government, Business

NTSB Slams FMCSA, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in Wake of Fatal 2015 Crash

More stringent drug testing and an expanded examination of truck drivers’ records behind the wheel could have prevented the June 25, 2015, crash that killed six people and injured four others, the National Transportation Safety Board said Oct. 4.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 4, 2016
Government

FMCSA Issues Final Rule on Windshield Placement of Safety Technologies

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Sept. 23 issued a final rule permitting the windshield placement of lane departure and collision avoidance systems and other technologies on commercial motor vehicles.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 23, 2016
Government

FMCSA Prompts Drivers to Look Out for Trucks

The country’s top truck safety agency is reminding motorists to check for blind spots and to distance their cars from commercial vehicles during their commutes as the busy summer traveling season wraps up.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2016
Government

FMCSA Announces Plans for Crash-Accountability Demonstration Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on July 11 outlined plans for a two-year demonstration program that would allow certain nonpreventable crashes to be removed from motor carriers’ public and private safety scores.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 11, 2016
Government

FMCSA Announces Plans for Crash-Accountability Demonstration Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on July 7 announced plans to begin a demonstration program to evaluate a potential crash-accountability policy change allowing certain nonpreventable crashes to be removed from carriers’ crash indicator safety score.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 7, 2016

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