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Online registry of DOT-approved med examiners down due to technical issues

The online tool that truck drivers use to find a U.S. DOT-certified examiner to obtain their medical certification is indefinitely down, according to a memo posted to the Federal Motor ...

FMCSA shuts down Kentucky-licensed trucker after drug OD led to crash

According to FMCSA, Kinmon was driving west on I-74 when his truck slowed down to a stop and began rolling backwards. The truck rolled into adjacent travel lanes, jackknifed and ...

FMCSA’s Medical Review Board gets two-year extension

The MRB is composed of five members from medical institutions and private practice. These members specialize in areas most relevant to commercial drivers, FMSCA says.

Small fleet, two drivers effectively shut down after numerous safety violations

Tumwater, Wash.-based Even Flo Logistics and its driver Shawn Roberts were shut down following an August compliance investigation that revealed repeated safety violations. California-licensed trucker Dharm Lingam was also effectively ...

DOT board to meet Thursday to talk 2018 carrier registration, fees

Because of the court case, the carrier registration process for the 2018 fiscal year was indefinitely delayed. FMCSA has yet to publish a rule in the Federal Register setting the 2018 registration period, ...

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FMCSA nom Martinez clears first confirmation nod in Senate

Martinez must now be confirmed by the full Senate via a majority vote to assume the post as FMCSA Administrator. 

Senate committee slated to vote on Trump FMCSA nominee Martinez on Wednesday

In his oral testimony last week, Martinez signaled his support for the coming enforcement deadline for the agency’s electronic logging device mandate, as well as for an overhaul of the ...

Georgia-based small fleet shut down after fatal crash, numerous regs violations

Dwight Anthony Preddie was charged at the scene with reckless driving, driving with a suspended license and operating an uninsured vehicle. A police investigation also found that he was in ...

DOT shuts down driver for drug use, operating without CDL

A Tennessee-licensed truck driver has been effectively shut down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for continuing to drive after his gooseneck trailer disconnected from his truck, which resulted ...

After lawsuit charging open meetings violations, carrier registration board announces public meeting dates

The U.S. DOT’s Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board will hold a public meeting Thursday, Oct. 26, to discuss the development and implementation of its carrier registration plan.

FMCSA awards more than $70M in grants to states, driving schools

The FMCSA announced Tuesday it has awarded more than $70 million in grants to states and commercial vehicle training schools to improve states’ safety efforts, help states comply with FMCSA ...

FMCSA looking to lower carrier registration fees for at least next two years

In its proposal, the agency says for the 2018 registration year, beginning Oct. 1, 2017, registration fees would be reduced below the current level by approximately 9.1 percent.
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