FMCSA

Government, Business, Breaking News

Biden Taps Meera Joshi to Lead FMCSA

Meera Joshi Meera Joshi in 2015. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg)

President Joe Biden announced April 14 that he intends to nominate Meera Joshi to serve as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 14, 2021
Government, Business

FMCSA: Beware of Companies Posing as Government Agencies

Iowa highway traffic Traffic on I-380 south of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials posted a warning to truckers on April 8 to be aware of “predatory” companies that pose as government agencies.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 13, 2021
Safety

CVSA Schedules Operation Safe Driver Week for July 11-17

Truck on a highway The death rate on roads in 2020 increased 24% over the previous 12-month period, despite miles driven dropping 13%. (CVSA via Twitter)

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual event will target risky driving behaviors, particularly speeding.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 7, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Begins Large-Truck Crash Causal Factors Study

Trucks on highway WendellandCarolyn/Getty Images

Federal trucking regulators are progressing on plans for a $30 million Large-Truck Crash Causal Factors study intended to gather new critical information and data in an effort to reduce crashes nationwide.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 18, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Crash Trends a ‘Concern,’ FMCSA Officials Say at Safety Meeting

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Speeding, distracted driving, work zone accidents and a lack of seat belt use in fatal truck-occupant crashes remain “areas of concern” among federal trucking regulators, according to a top official at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 11, 2021
Government, Business, Autonomous

Automation to Have Extreme Impact on Workforce, FMCSA’s Meera Joshi Says

Meera Joshi “Nothing will happen overnight, but automated vehicles will certainly make inroads into [the professional driver] workforce," FMCSA's Joshi says. (FMCSA)

Impact of automation on the transportation workforce will be “extremely real and broad," FMCSA acting Administrator Meera Joshi says.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 11, 2021
Business, Safety

Learn About FMCSA’s Regulatory Priorities for 2021

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Each change in our country’s leadership brings a different vision of how our federal government should be run. That vision extends to the rules that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration adopts and enforces. Two former FMCSA executives will tell you what to expect from the new administration.

March 4, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Extends Emergency Declaration Through May 31

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has again extended its emergency declaration offering regulatory relief to truckers involved in coronavirus-related assistance efforts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 16, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Audit Finds Flaws in FMCSA Monitoring of Drivers’ Medical Qualifications

Man getting medical checkup The IG audit said that a seven-month registry outage, which began in December 2017, resulted in driver examination reports not being entered, creating “data-quality issues, including missing records." (Portra/Getty Images)

An Inspector General audit has found weaknesses in regulators’ monitoring of medical examiner qualifications and ensuring that truck drivers meet physical qualification standards to safely operate commercial vehicles.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 21, 2021
Government, Business, Breaking News

Biden Appoints Slew of DOT Officials

Meera Joshi Meera Joshi in 2015. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg)

President Joe Biden has appointed Meera Joshi to serve as deputy administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 21, 2021

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