Government, Business, Technology

FMCSA Medical Registry Hack Still Causes Delays Nine Months Later

doctor with medical files Tashi-Delek

An “incursion” nine months ago that shut down the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners still is causing delays in registering new examiners and backlogs for medical examiners to upload truck driver examinations, officials said.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

ELDs Hot Topic at MATS as April Enforcement Ramp-Up Nears

FMCSA officials Joe DeLorenzo, Bill Mahorney FMCSA officials Mahorney (seated) and DeLorenzo discuss ELD enforcement during a seminar March 22, part of the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., March 21-24. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The federal mandate of electronic logging devices has been in effect since late last year, but some truckers still have lingering questions about the finer points of the regulation as tougher enforcement nears.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 23, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

FMCSA Says Even Flo Logistics Poses ‘Imminent Hazard to Public Safety’

A division of the U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered a Tumwater, Wash.,-based trucking company to “immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations” after investigators, including the Washington State Patrol, found a number of alleged safety violations.

Rolf Boone | The Olympian (Olympia, Wash.)
December 15, 2017
Government, Business

Federal Trucking Regulators to Detail Priorities for 2018 at TRB

Trucks on a highway frankieleon/Flickr

Federal trucking regulators will offer updates on their safety priorities and regulatory actions planned for 2018 during the Transportation Research Board’s annual conference, scheduled to take place Jan. 7-11 in Washington, D.C.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 14, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s Request for ELD Delay Draws Rebuke

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill Curtis T. Hill Jr./YouTube

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill published a letter Nov. 29 asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to delay the electronic logging device rule, a move that prompted a quick response from the trucking industry.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 1, 2017
Government, Business

Lawmaker Debuts Bill for Pilot Project to Allow Underage Truck Drivers to Cross State Lines

A New York congresswoman has introduced legislation that would expand a pilot program that allows individuals between the ages of 18 and 21 without military experience to drive in interstate commerce if they possess a commercial driver license, clean driving record and appropriate Department of Transportation training certification.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 1, 2017
Government, Safety

FMCSA Seeks Approval to Study Driver Commuting Times

Traffic WSDOT/Flickr

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking approval from the White House Office of Management and Budget to study the safety effects of excessive motor carrier operator work commutes — primarily those exceeding 150 minutes.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 28, 2017

Senate Expected to Vote on FMCSA Nominee Ray Martinez After Break

Ray Martinez Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The nominee to lead the country’s regulatory agency for commercial trucks and buses is expected to come up for a vote in the Senate before the end of the year, aides familiar with the nomination told Transport Topics on Nov. 20.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2017
Government, Business

Gautreaux Starts as No. 2 at FMCSA

The country’s regulatory agency for trucks and buses has a new deputy administrator in Cathy Gautreaux.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Security Experts Warn Truckers About Loadboard Scams, ‘Inspired’ Terrorist Attacks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Technology and smart, hard-working criminals have combined to keep loadboard fraud rampant, according to a senior investigator with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2017