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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
New York State Truck Safety and Education Symposium and Safety Exhibition
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As prepared, FMCSA Administrator Raymond Martinez speaks at New York State Truck Safety and Education Symposium and Safety Exhibition

Trucking Association of New York, Saratoga Springs City Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Date delivered: April 3rd, 2018

Thank you for your support.  Welcome, everyone. Thank you, Kendra, for your kind introduction.  I also thank you for your longtime support and encouragement. I am pleased to continue our collaboration to help foster a culture of safety in the trucking industry.



POSTED APRIL 03, 2018 7:04 PM
FMCSA PUBLIC NOTICE: Dr. Kenneth Edwards, Doctor of Chiropractic, Phenix City, Alabama
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On February 21, 2018, Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.), National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (“National Registry”) No. 4114329794, of Phenix City, Alabama, was arrested after being indicted by a Federal Grand Jury.  Dr. Edwards was charged with crimes including conspiracy, wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, making false statements, and falsification of federal records.



POSTED MARCH 22, 2018 3:33 PM
FMCSA Declares Kentucky 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 Kentucky-licensed truck driver Jerry L. Jasper to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce.  Jasper was served the federal order on March 19, 2018.



POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 4:42 PM

Transport Topics

Editorial: Hot Topics for Summer’s Swelter
A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would provide relief for truckers from some hours-of-service rules. With it, both houses of Congress are now circulating legislation that targets change to HOS regulations, adding to a flurry of trucking-related activity taking place on Capitol Hill.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 7:45 PM
HOS Flexibility Provided Under House Bill
Legislation that would provide hours-of-service flexibility for certain truckers as a way to promote highway safety and boost the economy was introduced June 21 by a bipartisan group of U.S. House lawmakers.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 7:15 PM
FedEx, UPS Say Local Sick-Pay Laws Don’t Apply to Them
Fed up with state and local laws that require private employers to offer paid sick days, the airlines and railroads have filed suit, claiming that the interstate nature of their businesses should make them exempt.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 4:15 PM
ACT Research Forecasts Downturn in Chinese CV Market
ACT Research Co. is forecasting downward pressure on the Chinese commercial vehicle market — but not all segments at once — beginning this year and extending through 2022 driven by higher prices and lower rates.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 4:00 PM
NLRB Panel Rules Teamsters Ignored Resignation, Dues Queries
A Teamsters union local deliberately failed to respond to employees of Walt Disney World and UPS Inc. who inquired about resigning from the union or canceling payroll deductions of union dues, the National Labor Relations Board decided.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 3:15 PM
Goodyear Launches New Steer Tire for Longhaul Operations
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. introduced its Endurance LHS steer tire for longhaul applications, which complements its Endurance LHD drive tire.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 3:00 PM
Carriers Led Logistics Industry Higher in 2017, Report Says
The logistics supply chain had a strong 2017 with a healthy economy revving up demand that led to tight capacity that gave carriers the authority to raise prices with shippers, according to the 29th Annual Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals State of Logistics Report.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 2:30 PM
Coast Guard Delays Deployment of TWIC Card Readers at Some Chemical Facilities
In an apparent reaction to pressure from a number of associations representing chemical, petroleum, manufacturing and business trade groups, the U.S. Coast Guard on June 21 announced plans to delay for three years a requirement that hundreds of bulk cargo facilities deploy Transportation Worker Identification Credential biometric card readers by Aug. 23.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 2:15 PM
Ambassador Bridge Owner Manuel Moroun Asks Trump to Halt Gordie Howe Bridge Project
After fighting unsuccessfully for years in court and at the ballot box to prevent construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge, the owners of the Ambassador Bridge are turning to President Donald Trump for help.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 1:30 PM
Volvo Pushes Forward With Electric Trucks
GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Volvo Trucks executives said they are convinced that electric vehicles will play an increasingly important role in the future of commercial transportation and outlined their first steps toward making that vision a reality.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 1:00 PM

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House Republicans Gear Up For Failure On Immigration

House Republicans Gear Up For Failure On ImmigrationWASHINGTON ― Despite President Donald Trump's stated ― albeit, at times,




POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 2:16 PM

Foster mother describes trauma of migrant children separated from their parents

Foster mother describes trauma of migrant children separated from their parentsChristine, a foster mother in Michigan who has been taking in unaccompanied migrant children since 2016, shares her experiences taking care of children who are being separated from their parents at the border.




POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 6:10 AM

Israeli Prime Minister's Wife, Sara Netanyahu, Indicted For Fraud

Israeli Prime Minister's Wife, Sara Netanyahu, Indicted For FraudSara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was on




POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 8:22 AM

Trump aide Stephen Miller, meet your great-grandfather, who flunked his naturalization test

Trump aide Stephen Miller, meet your great-grandfather, who flunked his naturalization testWhite House aide Stephen Miller, who is behind Trump’s harsh position on immigration, had immigrant great-grandparents, including one who flunked his naturalization test on his first try.




POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 4:34 PM

Remains of Civil War soldiers found in pit of severed limbs

Remains of Civil War soldiers found in pit of severed limbsMcLEAN, Va. (AP) — Researchers have discovered the remains of two Civil War soldiers buried among a batch of severed limbs on a northern Virginia battlefield.




POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 4:39 PM

ABC News Apologizes After Huge Mistake On Chyron About Paul Manafort

ABC News Apologizes After Huge Mistake On Chyron About Paul ManafortABC News apologized on Wednesday for briefly airing an erroneous graphic




POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 10:16 PM

Torture case: 911 audio reveals harrowing details of alleged child abuse

Torture case: 911 audio reveals harrowing details of alleged child abuseA 17-year-old girl, one of the 13 children held captive and tortured by her parents in California, told a 911 operator about the horrors she experienced. ABC News' Diane Macedo reports.




POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 6:37 AM

Conservative U.S. commentator Charles Krauthammer dies

Conservative U.S. commentator Charles Krauthammer diesBy Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, who gave up a psychiatric career to become one of the leading conservative political commentators in the U.S. media, died on Thursday at the age of 68, the Washington Post and Fox News said. Krauthammer was a fixture on the Fox News Channel as well as on editorial pages of the Washington Post and other U.S. newspapers. "My fight is over." Less than a month earlier, Krauthammer had told a Fox colleague that the worst appeared to be behind him.




POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 7:49 PM

Giuliani says that after probe, things might get cleaned up with presidential pardons

Giuliani says that after probe, things might get cleaned up with presidential pardonsAfter a judge sends Fmr. Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to jail over witness tampering allegations, Giuliani tells the NY Daily News that once the Mueller probe has ended, things might get cleaned up with presidential pardons.




POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 9:43 AM

Obama: 'Are we a nation that accepts the cruelty of ripping children from their parents' arms?'

Obama: 'Are we a nation that accepts the cruelty of ripping children from their parents' arms?'Former President Barack Obama weighed in Wednesday on the Trump administration’s controversial “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that has resulted in thousands of children being separated from their families at the U.S. southern border.




POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 3:17 PM

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