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Editorial: New FMCSA Chief Shows Vision
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According to Martinez, FMCSA has received 950 complaints about detention practices, and the agency has launched a dozen enforcement actions to protect drivers against coercion by shippers and carriers. He said there must be “major inefficiency” in the ...

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Senators Push FMCSA Chief to Reform Trucker Hours of Service Rule
Heavy Duty Trucking
“We suggest FMCSA examine a wide range of options to address HOS issues and ensure safety, including, but not limited to, providing certain allowances for unique businesses or driver operations, elimination of unnecessary requirements, or improved ...
Block of Senators press FMCSA to evaluate hours of service reformsOverdrive Magazine
FMCSA Chief Ray Martinez tells House panel great strides made in safety but more work to be doneThe Trucker
Senators join fight to reform of hours of serviceLand Line Magazine

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Lawmaker criticizes FMCSA for not including behind-the-wheel hours in driver training rule
Land Line Magazine
As part of a House Transportation Committee hearing on May 22, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Horton, D-D.C., criticized the FMCSA for not including a minimum number of driving hours into its entry-level driver training rule that was issued in 2016. “In 2016 ...

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FMCSA Chief Ray Martinez Says ELD Guidance for Ag Haulers ...
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WASHINGTON — New electronic logging device guidance that would address flexibility concerns raised by aspects of the agriculture sector will be unveiled ...
FMCSA's Martinez offers cautiously positive view on testing 18-21-year-old interstate driversFreightWaves

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FMCSA's Ray Martinez Seeks Dialogue With Fleets, Drivers
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“I remind my staff that safety is our priority, but we don't have a monopoly on safety,” FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez said. “We don't have to rely [solely] on mandates, enforcement or punitive measures. We should also be just as focused on ...

Commercial Carrier Journal

Thirty Senators pen letter to FMCSA urging changes to HOS regs
Commercial Carrier Journal
Also introduced in the House in April was an amendment to a larger bill that would allow FMCSA to more quickly enact hours of service reforms by skipping a step in the rulemaking process. The amendment was later withdrawn, and the bill to allow a ...

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Large-Truck Fatal Crashes up 3% in 2016, FMCSA Final Report Says
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FMCSA's 2016 Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts, released this month, is the agency's most recent and detailed crash analysis. To ensure greater accuracy, the agency waited a year to fashion the report after the annual preliminary numbers were made public.

FMCSA Defending Medical Examiners Database from Cyber Hack
The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a statement on April 20 that their National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) website was the victim of an attempted cyberattack. Fortunately, FMCSA emphatically concluded ...


Fischer Continues Pushing FMCSA for More Hours of Service Flexibility, Again Raises Concerns of Ag and Livestock ...
D.), in a letter to the Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Raymond Martinez. The letter expresses support for greater flexibility within hours of service (HOS) regulations and highlights concerns from agriculture ...


Hours of Service rule for livestock targeted in Sasse bill; letter to ...
The Hours of Service rule and by extension the Electronic Logging Device mandate are the focus of two recent actions coming out of the U.S. Senate, one as ...
Livestock groups say livestock hauling bill will relieve some concerns with ELD regulationsTri-State Livestock News
Sens. Moran, Roberts join colleagues in introducing permanent ...hays Post

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