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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.

July 4, 2012

U.S. Department of Transportation Orders WTSA US Express to Shut Down

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ordered Wisconsin-based truck company WTSA US Express to immediately cease all transportation services, based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety.

June 27, 2012

FMCSA Removes 287 Commercial Truck & Bus Drivers from Road

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that 287 commercial bus and truck drivers were removed from the roads and more than 128 companies face enforcement actions as a result of the agency’s annual drug and alcohol strike force sweep that occurred from April 30 through May 11, 2012.

June 21, 2012

ATA Urges FMCSA to Preserve CSA's Original Goal

ARLINGTON, VA – In a white paper released on June 20, American Trucking Associations urged the FMCSA to remain committed to the goal of its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program: to reduce commercial motor vehicle crashes, injuries and fatalities

June 20, 2012

U.S. DOT Orders BM&L Trucking, LLC to Shut Down

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ordered Alabama-based BM&L Trucking, LLC, affiliated company IDM Transportation, Inc. and its owners to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety.

June 6, 2012

U.S. Department of Transportation Orders Judson Mobley Logging, Inc. to Shut Down

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Georgia-based Judson Mobley Logging, Inc. to immediately cease all transportation services, declaring the truck company an imminent hazard to public safety.

May 30, 2012

U.S. DOT Orders Demco Express to Shut Down

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ordered Texas-based Denny Mekenye, doing business as Demco Express and/or Demco Trans, Inc. to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety.

May 24, 2012

Electronic Onboard Recorders: It’s Only a Question of Time

The paper-based logbook system used to track hours of service (HOS) by commercial truck fleets is prone to driver manipulation and falsification. Even the FMCSA has stated that falsification of logbooks is widespread. By all accounts, the current system of manually recorded logbooks is a joke. Yet, despite this “elephant in the room,” the federal government remains unable to mandate onboard devices to improve HOS enforcement. Why can it work in Europe, but not here?

April 18, 2012

New Safety Rule for Medical Examinations on Interstate Truck Drivers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced an important new safety rule that requires healthcare professionals who perform medical examinations for interstate truck and bus drivers to be trained, tested, and certified on the specific physical qualifications that affect a driver’s ability to safely operate the vehicle.

April 10, 2012

Solar Gard Window Film Permitted on Large Trucks to Protect Drivers from Cancer Causing UV-A Rays

SAN DIEGO - Solar Gard, a manufacturer of architectural and automotive window films and a member of the International Window Film Association (IWFA), announced the availability of Solar Gard Ultragard UV, a new window film designed to meet the specific needs of the trucking industry.

March 28, 2012

New Study Finds Significant Safety Benefits of Limiting Truck Speeds

ARLINGTON, VA - New research released this week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) confirms the clear safety benefits of using technology to electronically govern and limit the top speed of commercial trucks.

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