Brakes, Tires Top Violations During CVSA Roadcheck

During the Commercial Vehicle Alliance’s 2015 annual Roadcheck inspection event, out-of-service (OOS) rates for commercial vehicles and drivers dropped to record lows. As part of the safety blitz, enforcement officers conducted 69,472 total … [Read more...]

CSA Scores Removed from Public View; Program to Aid Veterans to Try Driving Careers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has removed the majority of information on motor carriers’ Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores from public view as a result of the latest highway bill—Fixing … [Read more...]

Four Ways Changes to Medical Examiner Rules Will Affect Drivers

Medical examiners will now need to begin using new forms as part of the Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration rule, and the changes to the forms will have an impact on truck drivers. What follows are several changes the rule will bring. … [Read more...]

FMCSA, Penske Support Programs to Place Veterans in Commercial Truck Driver Positions

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has awarded $2.3 million in grants to 13 technical and community colleges across the country to help train veterans and their families for jobs as commercial bus and … [Read more...]

FMCSA: Electronic Logging Device Rule, CSA Among Top Priorities

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Administrator Scott Darling has outlined the top five priorities he would like to see carried out by year’s end. Among the key priorities is a rule that would … [Read more...]

Railroad Crossing Safety Tips Focus of Government Campaign

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has launched an initiative to bring attention to highway-rail grade crossing safety. … [Read more...]

Cargo Securement to Be the Focus of 2015 International Roadcheck

Inspectors will be out in force in early June as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) 28th annual International Roadcheck, reviewing driver information and inspecting vehicles.  … [Read more...]

Trucking Industry Awaits Final EOBR Rule

The trucking industry continues to await a final rule on electronic onboard recording (EOBR) devices—electronic devices that attach to a vehicle and record the amount of time a vehicle is being driven—from the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) … [Read more...]

FMCSA Receives Authority to Shut Down Carriers

The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has new authority to shut down motor carriers who display a pattern of egregious disregard for compliance with federal safety rules under a rule recently … [Read more...]

FMCSA Moves Closer to Electronic On-Board Recorder Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said it is continuing to work toward an electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) rule, which was mandated in the most recent highway authorization bill, and expects to issue its initial rule in … [Read more...]