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FMCSA issues shutdown order to Calif.-based driver

California-licensed truck driver Edward Herbert Crane has been issued an effective shutdown order by FMCSA following an investigation that revealed four positive drug tests since 2012 and a crash in ...

Confirmation hearing set for Scott Darling, nominee to head FMCSA

Nearly six months after being nominated by President Barack Obama to head the DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on a permanent basis, T.F. Scott Darling will face his first ...

330-truck carrier allowed to resume operation after two idle weeks spurred by OOS order

Land-Air Express of New England's 330 trucks and 340 drivers had been idle since a Dec. 29 out-of-service order. Following a back-and-forth between the carrier and regulators, FMCSA announced the ...

FMCSA ranks in top third of government agencies to work for

Of 14 categories used to rank the agency, FMCSA’s highest ranking came in the “employee skills-mission match” category at 35th. FMCSA’s worst category ranking was in “teamwork,” where the agency ...

Highway bill presents tough challenges for FMCSA

Bill Quade from FMCSA believes the agency will have a “difficult time” implementing several programs in the highway bill due to limited resources.

FMCSA shuts down Ohio-based fleet for bevy of maintenance, hours violations

The three-truck fleet in one roadside inspection in early October had 43 federal safety violations, FMCSA says, including 13 out-of-service violations, including inoperable brakes, cracked frame rails, improper load securement ...

FMCSA shuts down Minnesota trucker following fatal crash, subsequent health discoveries

Minnesota truck driver John Ray Carpenter has been issued an effective shutdown order by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for being "medically unqualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle," ...

FMCSA administrator seeks more partnerships with carriers, drivers

Scott Darling, acting administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, shared some of the agency’s top priorities during a luncheon at the American Trucking Associations annual conference in Philadelphia. He began ...

Driver shut down over fatal crash, HOS violations

A Louisiana truck driver has been declared to be an imminent hazard to public safety by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and issued an effective shutdown order following a ...

FMCSA gives $2.3 million to schools to train military vets to drive trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has awarded $2.3 million in grants to 13 technical and community colleges across the U.S. to help train veterans and their families for jobs ...

FMCSA renews charter for industry stakeholder-based advisory committee

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it has renewed the charter for the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee, effective Oct. 1.

No qualms from Big 2 trucking groups with Darling nomination

Both the American Trucking Associations and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association have expressed their support for the nomination of Scott Darling to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as ...

Obama nominates Scott Darling to head FMCSA

President Barack Obama this week nominated T.F. Scott Darling to become the next administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a position he’s filled on an acting basis since ...

Feds say better oversight needed of state CDL testing

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration needs to clarify and improve its oversight of state CDL testing, according to a new federal report.

Kentucky driver shutdown by FMCSA over false logs, fatal crash

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order, effectively a shutdown order, to a Kentucky-based driver after FMCSA determined he falsified his records-of-duty status in ...