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FMCSA remains quiet on details of examiner registry hack, site down now for three months

Three months after a hack prompted an outage of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s online registry of DOT-certified medical examiners, the site remains down, and FMCSA has not offered ...

Senate confirms Raymond Martinez to run FMCSA under Trump

Raymond P. Martinez, President Trump’s choice to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in his administration, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate and will now assume the role ...

FMCSA leaves questions swirling around hack of medical examiner site

Though FMCSA said earlier this month that it appears carriers', drivers' and examiners' information is safe in the hack, the agency has remained silent about key questions surrounding the hack ...

Carrier and driver info seemingly safe after hack of FMCSA site, agency says

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has said that a hack of the online tool drivers use to find medical examiners for DOT physicals is the cause behind the site's ...
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FMCSA to study truck drivers’ commuting habits, safety impacts

The agency says it intends to study the ramifications of “excessive commuting on safety and driver fatigue” after surveying drivers.

Trucker shut down after two serious crashes, failed drug test

During a post-crash drug test, Robert Schefflmaer tested positive for a Schedule 1 controlled substance. The post-crash investigation also revealed Schefflmaer had multiple hours-of-service violations in the two weeks leading ...

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, ...

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 ...