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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.

March 28, 2012

Cell Control Offers Distracted Driving Solution for CMVs

BATON ROUGE, LA - Cellcontrol has now released a solution that prevents texting while driving, e-mailing, browsing and phone usage in Class A vehicles such as heavy trucks, buses, and other large vehicles.

February 29, 2012

Transportation Expert: CSA Reduces Crashes, but Increases Vicarious Liability

ANN ARBOR, MI - A University of Michigan study recently concluded that the Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) initiative launched by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has done its job - making the highways safer. But, it has come with some unintended consequences, according to a former FMCSA inspector.

February 29, 2012

AlertDriving Launches CSA Program for Commercial & Medium-Duty Vocational Trucks

TORONTO - AlertDriving announced the release of its Compliance, Safety & Accountability (CSA) training program. Created specifically for commercial and medium-duty vocational truck drivers, this new seven module training package has been designed to reduce the risk of drivers committing violations under CSA regulations.

February 24, 2012

Large Trucks Face Weight of Compliance Mandates in 2012

MT. LAUREL, NJ - Last year served as a warning for fleets with large trucks to get ready for the significant compliance changes taking place in 2012 as mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010).

February 15, 2012

New Survey Gauges Industry Reaction to FMCSA Cell Phone Restrictions for Interstate Truck and Bus Drivers

RESTON, VA - The number of commercial fleet operators that have adopted written policies pertaining to employee use of cell phones while driving on-the-job has increased 31 percent in the past nine months.

February 15, 2012

ATA Asks Federal Court to Review Flawed Hours-of-Service Rule

ARLINGTON, VA - The American Trucking Associations filed a petition with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Feb. 14, asking the court to review the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's recently published final rule changing the hours-of-service regulations for commercial truck drivers.

February 8, 2012

U & D Service Declared an Imminent Hazard and Ordered to Immediately Cease All Operations

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's FMCSA has ordered U & D Service, Inc. of Indianapolis, Ind., to immediately cease all transportation services in or affecting interstate commerce, declaring the commercial truck company an "imminent hazard" to public safety.

December 28, 2011

ATA Says Final Hours-of-Service Rule Will Put More Trucks on Roads During Peak Traffic

ARLINGTON, VA –The American Trucking Associations (ATA) released a statement last week that expressed its frustration and disappointment over the final FMCSA rule governing hours of service for truck drivers.

November 16, 2011

FMCSA Declares Maryland Trucking Company 'Imminent Hazard to the Public'

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Maryland-based Gunthers Transport, LLC an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered the trucking company to immediately cease all transportation services.

April 5, 2011

ATA Points Out Outdated Rules to DOT

ARLINGTON, VA - Responding to President Obama's call to help reduce the regulatory burden on U.S. businesses, American Trucking Associations (ATA) highlighted nine outdated, obsolete, or onerous rules that the Department of Transportation should reconsider.

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