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Heavy Duty Trucking

New FMCSA Deputy Administrator Outlines Agency Priorities
Heavy Duty Trucking
FMCSA has heard from a wide range of people on this issue,” she said. “The staff heard the concerns presented and we want to work with the groups, but the bottom line is in the end, FMCSA cannot arbitrarily change the compliance date of Dec. 18, 2017.
No points against CSA score for ELD violation during phase-in periodOverdrive Magazine

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Heavy Duty Trucking

FMCSA Not Doing Enough to Keep Unsafe Operators Off Highways, NTSB Says
Heavy Duty Trucking
In the wake of its investigation of a crash caused by a fatigued motorcoach driver, the National Transportation Safety Board reiterated its call for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to change its motor carrier safety rating system to ...
NTSB: Federal Regulator Failed to Keep Dangerous Operator Off the RoadThe Drive
NTSB calls for stricter safety measures for motorcoaches after fatal California crashThe Trucker
Fatigue, poor regulation led to deadly California bus

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Commercial Carrier Journal

More drivers are buckling up: FMCSA
Today's Trucking News
WASHINGTON, D.C. – More truck drivers are wearing their seat belt, according to the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). A national survey conducted by the group found that seat belt usage in the U.S. was up to a record level of 86 ...
ELD violations won't ding carriers' CSA scores until April, FMCSA announcesCommercial Carrier Journal
Seat belt use by commercial vehicle drivers rises to record levelThe Trucker

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Go By Truck News

Gautreaux New FMCSA Deputy Administrator
Go By Truck News
Cathy Gautreaux, who served as Executive Director of the Louisiana Motor Transport Association for over 30 years, was sworn in on Monday as the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The position is the number two at ...
Zonar Logs Validated By Former FMCSA Administrator To Meet Rigorous ELD Mandate SpecificationsField Technologies Online (press release)

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Overdrive Magazine

Iowa college using FMCSA grant to help military vets obtain CDLs
Overdrive Magazine
Des Moines Area Community College received the $88,460 grant through FMCSA's Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training Grant program. The college says its goal is to train and graduate 20 military veterans and help them land driving jobs.

Fleet Owner

Maven ELD certified, listed on the FMCSA registry
Fleet Owner
Maven noted its ELD has “undergone extensive testing” to meet the requirements ahead of the mandate scheduled to begin on Dec. 18. Related: Petition to FMCSA: When truck drivers are detained, extend hours of service limit. Maven Machines' ELD ...

Land Line Magazine

OOIDA argues in court that FMCSA bypassed process on sleep apnea
Land Line Magazine
OOIDA's lawsuit, filed in April, alleged that the FMCSA slipped regulations regarding sleep apnea into a 2015 final rule that required the agency's certified medical examiners to use a new medical form. OOIDA argued that the FMCSA incorporated into the ...

School Transportation News

FMCSA Updates on Minimum Driver Training, Drug Testing
School Transportation News
According to the FMCSA, an applicant may not take the CDL test “unless he/she has successfully completed a mandatory theory (knowledge) and behind-the-wheel (BTW) training program.” Once completed, the FMCSA will provide confirmation of the pass to ...

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Senate Committee Supports Trump Nominee Ray Martinez for FMCSA Administrator
Top priorities Martinez may face early on if confirmed as FMCSA chief include the implementation of the ELD mandate, discussions around the hours-of-service rule that was enacted in 2013 and following through on President Trump's commitment to reduce ...

FMCSA Expands Its Drug Testing Panel Effective January 1, 2018
The National Law Review
In addition, FMCSA will add methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) as an initial test analyte, and remove methylenedioxyethylamphetamine (MDEA) as a confirmatory test analyte. These changes are being made to harmonize FMCSA's drug testing regulations ...

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