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DOT shuts down owner-operator following fatal crash

A post-crash investigation by FMCSA safety investigators found that at the time of the crash, Mr. Kamau was medically disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. Investigators ...

FMCSA again delays Unified Registration System implementation for existing carriers

The cause of the delay, the agency says, stems from FMCSA needing more time to move registration data from its old platforms to the new central database and to further ...

Conn.-based trucker shut down after crashing while drunk, changing pants while driving

A report from Vermont State Police indicated Johnson’s blood alcohol content was .209, approximately five times the legal limit for truck drivers.

Beyond speed limiters, part 2: a connected throttle

Advanced speed management technologies are making the idea of "tamper proof" speed limiters seem outdated

Senate confirms Scott Darling as head of FMCSA

The U.S. Senate on July 14 confirmed by voice vote T.F. Scott Darling as the new administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Darling has run the agency on ...

Driver shut down by DOT after deadly crash

In addition to traveling 25 mph over the speed limit, trucker Randall Weddle allegedly had been drinking at the time of the accident. Two were killed in the crash, in ...

FMCSA orders Mass. trucking company to shut down

The shutdown order was issued because of the company's “continual and blatant disregard” for safety regulations, FMCSA said.

All N.Y. chiropractors removed from FMCSA’s registry of certified driver medical examiners

Chiropractors in the state of New York have been removed from the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners and are no longer certified to conduct truck driver physicals as of ...

FMCSA shuts down Kentucky-based driver after failed field sobriety test, unauthorized passengers

A Kentucky-based truck driver has been effectively shut down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for a bevy of violations, including a failed field sobriety test.

FMCSA issues safety advisory for certain TYTAL cargo tanks

The cargo tanks have been found to have inadequate accident damage protection, and some have inadequate venting capacity of pressure release systems.

FMCSA shuts down TN trucker after finding drugs, open beer cans in cab

Georgia State Patrol officers found an open box of beer and several open beer cans in the cab of Flynn’s truck, and a field sobriety test detected the presence of ...

FMCSA hosting roundtable on broker solvency, ability to pay carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host next month an informal roundtable discussion about property broker's and freight forwarder's ability to meet their payment obligations to carriers. Carriers are ...

FMCSA seeking nominations/applicants for newly established household goods group

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced its intention to establish a Household Goods Consumer Protection Working Group, as mandated by the December-passed FAST Act highway bill.

FMCSA seeking fleet feedback for proposed carrier incentive program

FMCSA is asking for comments from industry stakeholders on the implementation of a “Beyond Compliance” program that would reward carriers for early safety tech adoption or other voluntary compliance initiatives ...
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