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News Release - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration - Real-World Hours-of-Service Study Shows Drivers Using New Restart Are More Alert, Less Fatigue Third-Party Study Shows Drivers Who Follo...



Trucking safety: Study finds hours-of-service (HOS) exemptions led to crashes | Fleet Owner | Fleet Management content from Fleet Owner

A recent study by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe National Transportation Systems Center found trucking carriers that received hours-of-service (HOS) regulations exemptions (as part of the last round of highway reauthorization...


FMCSA Yanks Two Drivers and Company from the Road - News - TruckingInfo.com

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered two drivers and one trucking to seek life outside of the trucking industry following what it describes as some dangerous behavior behind the wheel.



Employment report: For-hire trucking gains 3,200 jobs in January

The trucking industry added 3,200 jobs in January, according to preliminary numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, following up a month of low job growth in December, when the for-hire industry added just 100 jobs. 
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J.J. Keller offers training program to reduce Hazmat incidents

J.J. Keller has released a new training program to help fleets reduce the financial and environmental costs associated with Hazmat incidents.


GAO report criticizes CSA scoring, calls for changes

The DOT system used to score and compare motor carrier safety records is flawed and particularly unfair to small carriers, an independent government watchdog agency has concluded.


News Release - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

FMCSA Proposes National Drug and Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse for Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers
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http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/about/news/news-releases/2014/RELEASE-14-02-12.aspx

ATA, shippers applaud FMCSA proposal for electronic logging devices in trucks - Article from Logistics Management

Large trucking companies and shippers are welcoming a government proposal to require electronic logging devices in heavy trucks as a way to bolster trucking safety.



Per DOT, speed limiter rule could come this year

Spurred by a request from the American Trucking Associations, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has indicated it plans to produce a rule requiring the use of speed limiters in heavy trucks this year.


Hours rule, CSA draw sharp criticism in House hearing, FMCSA head Ferro defends both

Ferro testifying before a House transportation subcommittee last week.


FMCSA Proposes ELD Mandate for Nearly All Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on March 13 issued a revised proposal to mandate that electronic logging devices be installed in interstate commercial trucks and buses.


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