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FMCSA Commissions Study on CSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on March 7 announced that it had commissioned a study of its safety performance scoring system.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2016
Government

FMCSA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Safety Fitness Determination Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended by two months, to May 23, the public-comment period for its proposed safety fitness determination rule.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2016
Government

FMCSA Revamps Definition of High-Risk Carrier

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has revamped its carrier prioritization process to enable safety investigators to take more immediate action against carriers with the highest crash risk.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2016
Government

FMCSA Announces Plans to Issue Proposed Entry-Level Driver Training Rule

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on March 4 made public its “negotiated” proposed entry-level driver training rule that would revise the standards required for new interstate and intrastate commercial vehicle operators to obtain a commercial driver license.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 4, 2016
Government

FMCSA Estimates Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspections Saved 472 Lives in 2012

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Feb. 29 released an annual analysis that estimates that commercial vehicle roadside safety inspection and traffic enforcement programs saved 472 lives in 2012.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 29, 2016
Government

Entry-Level Driver Training Rule Proposal Clears OMB

The White House Office of Management and Budget has completed its review of a proposed entry-level driver training rule that will adopt new standards for mandatory training requirements for entry-level operators of commercial motor vehicles. 

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 23, 2016
Government

New Safety Fitness Rule Could Affect State Laws, FMCSA Tells Governors Group

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has notified the National Governors Association that the agency’s proposed new methodology it plans to use to determine the safety fitness of motor carriers may affect some existing state laws, regulations or regulatory activity.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 3, 2016
Government

Darling Promises Reforms at Confirmation Hearing

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WASHINGTON — Scott Darling, President Obama’s nominee to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, assured a Senate panel at a confirmation hearing the agency will quickly proceed on a range of regulations and studies aimed at improving highway safety, as well as reforming the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2016
Government

FMCSA’s Scott Darling: CSA Study to Begin Next Month

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WASHINGTON — Next month, the National Academy of Sciences will commence its review of a safety performance scoring program for carriers, the top federal trucking regulator told a Senate panel Jan. 20.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 20, 2016
Government

FMCSA Issues Proposed Safety Fitness Determination Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Jan. 15 issued a proposed safety fitness determination rule that would use data from agency and roadside inspections and investigations, or both, in evaluating on a monthly basis whether a carrier is fit to operate.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 19, 2016

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