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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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FMCSA shuts down another trucker following his fourth DUI

The FMCSA has shutdown California-licensed driver Yakov Zaverukha after he was stopped and cited by Illinois State Police for driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol content ...

FMCSA bars Canadian trucker from operation in U.S.

After he disregarded four consecutive out-of-service orders and secretly retrieved his truck from a compounded lot, FMCSA has barred a Canadian driver from operating in the U.S.

FMCSA issues fourth carrier shutdown order of 2016

Inc. The two-truck and two-driver carrier, per its CSA Safety Measurement System info, was issued the order March 8, FMCSA says, following a federal investigation that found several major safety ...

FMCSA shuts down small fleet following bevy of violations

The Gillette, Wyo.-based seven-truck carrier and company owner and operator Gregory Davis, was shut down by FMCSA for multiple safety regulation violations.

FMCSA orders all Volvo tractors affected by recent recall to be placed out-of-service

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued an order Wednesday that all Volvo trucks affected by a recent recall that have yet to be repaired be placed out of service ...

FMCSA launches new website to house resources for military vets looking to get into trucking

The site provides updates on initiatives in development from the December-passed FAST Act highway bill, information about existing FMCSA programs for veterans, information about the Military Skills Test Waiver Program, ...

FMCSA shuts down carrier for bevy of driver-related violations, shuts down trucker following hit and run

A South Carolina driver was effectively shut down by the FMCSA after his involvement in a fatal hit-and-run crash in February, and a Massachusetts-based trucking company was issued a shutdown ...

The dust-up over FMCSA’s ‘lives saved’ data: Accurate, ‘alarming’ or roughly approximate?

Do FMCSA's recently released numbers on "lives saved" via truck inspection efforts reveal a concerning trend about declining enforcement emphasis, or are they simply estimates based on incomplete data? Or ...

FMCSA’s Darling’s nomination moves to full Senate for confirmation

T.F. Scott Darling III was approved Thursday by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to become the next administrator of the FMCSA. His nomination now must be approved ...

Senate committee scheduled to vote Thursday on nominated FMCSA boss Scott Darling

Darling was nominated by Obama in August and underwent Senate confirmation hearings in January. He has headed FMCSA since August 2014, following the sudden resignation of then-Administrator Anne Ferro.