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FMCSA to Take Comments on Safety Fitness Proposal This Month

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will soon take comments on its proposal for safety fitness determination.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
January 18, 2016
Government

FMCSA's Scott Darling to Have Senate Hearing Jan. 20

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More than five months after he was named acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Scott Darling finally will have his confirmation hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on Jan. 20, a committee source told Transport Topics.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
January 13, 2016
Government

Land Air Express of New England Gets OK to Resume Operations

Regional freight carrier Land Air Express of New England was allowed to restart operations Jan. 7 after reaching an agreement with federal regulators to address safety issues.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
January 7, 2016
Government

FMCSA Orders Land Air Express of New England to Cease Operations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Land Air Express of New England, a regional less-than-truckload carrier based in Williston, Vermont, to cease operating after it said the company failed to submit a plan to rectify unspecified violations following a recent safety audit.

Transport Topics
January 5, 2016
Government

Drug Test Rate Cut to 25%

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced it has lowered the minimum random drug-testing rate for truck drivers to 25% from 50% for 2016, a decision expected to save the industry millions of dollars in operational expenses.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 4, 2016
Government

FMCSA Withdraws Vehicle Labeling Proposal

Federal trucking regulators withdrew a proposal meant to require motor carriers to use only trucks that display certain certification labels indicating the commercial vehicles met Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 30, 2015
Government

FMCSA Launches Streamlined URS Process

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has launched a new, simplified online registration process for truckers, brokers and equipment providers, the agency announced Dec. 17.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 17, 2015
Government

FMCSA Announces Proposed Rule to Require Truck Occupants to Wear Safety Belts

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Dec. 9 announced a proposed rule that would require all passengers and occupants riding in property-carrying commercial motor vehicles to use safety belts. 

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 9, 2015
Government

FMCSA Grants Exemption for Windshield Placement of Lane Departure, Collision Avoidance Systems

Federal regulators have granted a two-year extension of an exemption allowing motor carriers to mount lane departure and collision mitigation system cameras lower in the windshields of commercial motor vehicles than is currently permitted by regulation.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 4, 2015
Government

FMCSA Announces Plan to Create a Voluntary Driver Legal Drug Use Form

Federal trucking regulators have asked for public comment on a plan to create a voluntary driver medication form designed to help medical examiners determine if prescription drugs being taken by a driver could interfere with the driver’s ability to operate a commercial vehicle.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 25, 2015

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