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FMCSA ups fines for violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is increasing fines for all trucking regulations violations based on inflation.

FMCSA committee looking at adjustments to post-accident reporting

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 2016-established Post-Accident Reporting (PAR) Advisory Committee will make suggestions to the agency on how to implement new recommendations on which post-accident data is collected ...

DUI conviction prompts FMCSA to shut down Georgia trucker

Christopher Speyrer was declared an imminent hazard to public safety after he was responsible for a Nov. 20 multi-vehicle chain reaction crash on I-64 in Virginia in which he ran ...

Truck driver shut down after two alcohol-related arrests in four-day span

FMCSA has effectively shut down a Tennessee-licensed trucker after he was arrested twice in four days for alcohol-related incidents.

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Advanced speed management technologies are making the idea of "tamper proof" speed limiters seem outdated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