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June 19, 2013

FMCSA and FHWA Leaders Preview Mobile Fleet Management Tool

XRS technology showcased the company’s PreClear software system, which allows truck drivers to bypass weigh stations and submit regulatory information – electronically, without the need to stop mid-route for leaders of the FMCSA and FHWA.

June 17, 2013

CSA Safety Scores Must Distinguish Between Preventable and Non-Preventable Accidents

A growing number of fleets contend that Compliance, Safety & Accountability (CSA) program is in need of substantial improvement. Currently, a fleet’s score in the CSA safety monitoring system is based on all fleet-involved crashes, including those that the company’s driver did not cause and could not reasonably have prevented. This scoring criteria is contrary to accepted industry standards and, in the long run, will undermine the validity of the CSA program in the eyes of covered fleets.

May 24, 2013

New FMCSA Hours-of-Service Enforcement Set for July 1

A 2011 law revising the federal hours-of-service requirements for commercial truck drivers in the U.S. will be enforced starting July 1.

April 17, 2013

FMCSA Chief Safety Officer to speak at THE ZONE 2013 Transportation Conference

Jack Van Steenburg, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Chief Safety Officer and Assistant Administrator is the newest addition to the speaking line up for Zonar’s annual transportation conference, The Zone taking place May 14-16 in San Antonio.

February 15, 2013

ATA: Study Shows Many Truck-Small Vehicle Crashes Caused by the Passenger Vehicle

A new report released by the American Trucking Associations paper cites studies that show that many crashes involving a commercial truck and a smaller vehicle were initiated or caused by the driver of the smaller vehicle.

January 2, 2013

U.S. Department of Transportation Orders Two Dayes Trucking, Two Dayes Transport to Shut Down

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Two Dayes Trucking and Two Dayes Transport to immediately cease all transportation services.

December 26, 2012

U.S. Department of Transportation Orders LEX Express, Inc. to Shut Down

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today ordered passenger carrier LEX Express, Inc. (DBA Lincolnland Express) of Champaign, Ill., to shut down its operations.

December 19, 2012

FMCSA Orders Ben Gordon Enterprises LLC d.b.a. Gordon’s Tree Service to Shut Down

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Ben Gordon Enterprises LLC d.b.a. Gordon's Tree Service of Slidell, La., to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that pose an imminent hazard to public safety.

December 18, 2012

How Will the Hours-of-Service Revisions Affect Your Fleet?

Industry experts believe the FMCSA provisions will fundamentally change the way many fleets do business. Main points of the revised ruling are highlighted.

December 7, 2012

ATA Urges Further Dialogue on CSA Data Limitations

ARLINGTON, VA – A white paper issued by American Trucking Associations (ATA) indicated the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance Safety Accountability lacks sufficient data on the majority of the industry to render meaningful scores for most motor carriers.

December 5, 2012

U.S. DOT Orders Georgia-Licensed Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver to Cease Operating

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Georgia-licensed truck driver Johnny Felton, Jr., an imminent hazard and ordered him to immediately cease all commercial vehicle driver operations.

September 19, 2012

U.S. Department of Transportation Orders HP Distribution LLP to Shut Down

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ordered Kansas-based commercial truck company HP Distribution LLP and an affiliated company, HP Distribution LLC, to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety.

September 12, 2012

FMCSA Making Changes to Compliance Safety Accountability Program

WASHINGTON - One change includes redefining the definition of passenger carrier companies by adding carriers that operate for-hire 9-15 passenger vehicles and 16-plus passenger vehicles.

September 12, 2012

A 34-Hour Restart for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

WASHINGTON - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was recently asked to re-examine a 34 Hour Restart Rule.

September 5, 2012

U.S. Department of Transportation Orders Terri’s Farm to Shut Down

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Tennessee-based truck company Terri’s Farm to immediately cease all interstate transportation services based on evidence that it was a chameleon operation for an unsafe truck company previously shut down by the agency.

August 29, 2012

FMCSA Aims to More Quickly Identify High-Risk Truck Companies

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced several new improvements to its Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) enforcement program that will enable it to more quickly identify and address high-risk truck and bus companies with compliance concerns.

August 22, 2012

FMCSA Launches Facebook Page

WASHINGTON - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has launched a Facebook page to further increase transparency and public awareness of FMCSA safety programs, encourage collaboration, and stimulate innovation.

August 15, 2012

FMCSA's Fit, Willing, and Able Policy Raises the Safety Bar

WASHINGTON, DC – The FMCSA’s Fit, Willing and Able policy guidance raises the safety bar for commercial trucks and buses by providing the specific criteria the agency considers when it grants, withholds, revokes or suspends a company’s operating authority registration.

August 1, 2012

NRF and NCCR Join Coalition Legal Brief Opposing New Federal Trucking Regulations

WASHINGTON - The National Retail Federation (NRF) and its National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR) division joined a coalition of manufacturers, shippers and transportation providers today to file an amicus brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals opposing new federal trucking regulations on drivers’ hours-of-service, stating the regulations were arbitrary and capricious.

July 11, 2012

U.S. DOT Orders Three Angels Farms to Shut Down

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ordered Tennessee-based truck company Three Angels Farms and its owners, Edwin Ayache and Dorian Ayache, to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety.

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