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FMCSA Declares New Mexico Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared New Mexico-licensed commercial driver Evaristo S. Mora to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce.  Mora was served the federal order on July 3, 2018.



POSTED JULY 06, 2018 6:32 PM
New USDOT Pilot Program Provides Boost to Military Recruitment
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OMAHA, Neb. – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao, today joined Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer and Congressman Don Bacon to announce that the Department of Transportation will launch a pilot program to permit 18-20 year olds who possess the U.S. Military equivalent of a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate large trucks in interstate commerce.



POSTED JULY 05, 2018 4:32 PM
FMCSA Declares Georgia Commercial Vehicle Driver to be an Imminent Hazard
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Georgia-licensed commercial driver Steven F. Hoppenbrouwer to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce.  Hoppenbrouwer was served the federal order on June 19, 2018.



POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 2:43 PM
FMCSA Announces Clarifying Regulatory Guidance for Transportation of Agricultural Commodities, Personal Conveyance
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced new regulatory guidance clarifying the longstanding 150 air-miles hours-of-service agricultural commodity exemption as well as providing additional explanatory detail of the “personal conveyance” provision.



POSTED MAY 31, 2018 2:52 PM
Statement Of Administrator Raymond Martinez Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Before The United States House Of Representatives Committee On Transportation And Infrastructure Subcommittee On Highways And Transit Fast Act Implementation
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Chairman Graves, Ranking Member Norton, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to testify about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s work to improve commercial truck and bus safety and implement the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). It is an honor to testify today before the subcommittee.

The primary mission of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.



POSTED MAY 22, 2018 8:04 PM
FMCSA Declares Georgia Trucking Company to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered an Acworth, Georgia-based trucking company, Daya Trucking, LLC, USDOT No. 3020203, to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations after investigators found the company to pose an imminent hazard to public safety.  Daya Trucking, which operates 39 trucks hauling general freight, was served the federal order on April 23, 2018.



POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 4:06 PM
FMCSA Notice on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is ensuring the stability of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) website, the security of the data, and the privacy of drivers and medical examiners.  This is of paramount concern.  There was an unsuccessful attempt by someone to compromise the NRCME website.  It is conclusive that there was no personal information exposed.



POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 6:41 PM
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Spring 2018 Workshop
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As prepared, FMCSA Administrator Raymond Martinez speaks at Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Spring 2018 Workshop

Hilton Portland Downtown, Portland, Oregon

Date delivered: April 9, 2018

Pursuing Common Goals. Thank you, Chris, for your kind introduction. It was great seeing you at the recent Road to Zero Coalition Meeting. I am happy to now join you here during CVSA’s Spring Workshop.



POSTED APRIL 10, 2018 7:51 PM
FMCSA Shuts Down Tennessee-based Hazardous Materials Trucking Company
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered a Crossville, Tennessee-based trucking company, Rock City Stone Company, LLC, does-business-as RC Stone & Farms, USDOT No. 3035947, to immediately cease all transportation in commerce of explosives and/or a placardable quantity of hazardous material (HM) after a federal investigation found the company to pose an imminent hazard to public safety.  RC Stone & Farms was served the federal order on April 9, 2018.



POSTED APRIL 10, 2018 3:52 PM
FMCSA Declares Pennsylvania Commercial Vehicle Driver to be an Imminent Hazard
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Pennsylvania commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder Jasmine S. Smith to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered her not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce.  Smith was served the federal order on April 3, 2018.



POSTED APRIL 05, 2018 2:47 PM

Transport Topics

Nebraska Grand Champion Tim Dean Has Been Down This Road Before
Nebraska 2018 Grand Champion Tim Dean has won eight state championships, placed second at the National Truck Driving Championship in 2009 and served as a member of the 2009-2010 America’s Road Team. To say he is experienced is an understatement.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 5:15 PM
DTNA to Recall 18,105 Freightliner Cascadias
Daimler Trucks North America is recalling 18,105 of its 2018-19 Freightliner Cascadia models due to an issue with its brake caliper mounting bolts.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 4:30 PM
The Low-Rolling-Resistance Trade-Off
The technology behind low-rolling-resistance tires is based on the benefit of reducing the resistance that’s caused by tires rolling on the surface of a roadway. Reducing this resistance means that the truck requires less energy and fuel, and as a result, runs more efficiently, industry experts said.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 3:30 PM
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill Pushes Back on Privatizing Postal Service
Restructuring the federal government to make it more efficient and accountable is an idea Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she can get behind.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 3:15 PM
New Jersey Warehouse Guard Foils July 4 Robbery
A warehouse security guard in New Jersey who was overpowered by gun-toting thieves July 4 was able to free himself and contact the police to help foil a robbery attempt, according to police reports.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 2:45 PM
Wabco Operating Income Climbs 35% in 2Q
Commercial vehicle supplier Wabco Holdings reported second-quarter operating income of $146.5 million, up 35% from $108.4 million in the same period a year ago. Earnings per share rose to $1.95, up 21% from $1.61.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 2:15 PM
Freight Trains Get Go-Ahead to Travel Closer to Light Rail Line in Minneapolis
A major roadblock in Minneapolis involving how its Southwest light rail and freight trains operate close to one another has been resolved, freeing local transit planners to apply for nearly $1 billion in federal funds to help pay for the project.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 2:15 PM
Great Lakes Shipping Supports 237,00 Jobs, Study Finds
A new study found that Great Lakes shipping to ports such as the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor and the Port of Chicago on the South Sides pumps $25.6 billion into the economy and supports 237,000 jobs, including 147,500 in the Midwest.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 2:00 PM
Mnuchin Shift to Trade Warrior Makes Him Likely G-20 Target
The U.S. Treasury Department has gone from economic diplomats to trade warriors, a shift that leaves Secretary Steven Mnuchin once again exposed to broadsides from global counterparts as tensions grow ahead of a multilateral summit.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 1:45 PM
Fleet Executives Offer Insights To Improve Truck Spec’ing Process
Truck spec’ing will continue to evolve, but a couple of fleet executives had some suggestions for truck makers on ways to improve the process.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 1:30 PM

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