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ATA California Meal Rest Break Preemption Petition

See Also: American Trucking Associations (ATA) Petition Letter

SUMMARY: FMCSA requests comments on a petition submitted by the American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA) requesting a determination that the State of California’s meal and rest break rules are preempted by Federal law. Among other things, FMCSA requests comments on what effect, if any, California’s meal and rest break requirements may have on interstate commerce.



POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 6:12 PM
FMCSA Streamlines Process Allowing Individuals with Properly Managed Diabetes to Operate Commercial Motor Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a final rule revising federal regulations permitting individuals with a stable insulin regimen and properly controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) to be qualified to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.

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Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2018


POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 12:43 PM
FMCSA Seeks Public Comment on Revising Current Hours-of-Service Regulations for Interstate Truck Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it is seeking public comment on revising four specific areas of current hours-of-service (HOS) regulations, which limit the operating hours of commercial truck drivers.

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Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2018


POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 12:28 PM
FMCSA Declares New Mexico Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard

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.

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Updated: Monday, July 9, 2018


POSTED JULY 06, 2018 6:32 PM
New USDOT Pilot Program Provides Boost to Military Recruitment

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.

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Updated: Thursday, July 5, 2018


POSTED JULY 05, 2018 4:32 PM
FMCSA Declares Georgia Commercial Vehicle Driver to be an Imminent Hazard

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.

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Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018


POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 2:43 PM
FMCSA Announces Clarifying Regulatory Guidance for Transportation of Agricultural Commodities, Personal Conveyance

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.

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Updated: Thursday, May 31, 2018


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

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.

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Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2018


POSTED MAY 22, 2018 8:04 PM
FMCSA Declares Georgia Trucking Company to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

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.

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Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2018


POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 4:06 PM
FMCSA Notice on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

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.

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Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018


POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 6:41 PM

Transport Topics

Volvo Trucks to Introduce All-Electric Version of VNR Model
WASHINGTON — Volvo Trucks will bring electric-powered commercial trucks to North America in 2019 by introducing a battery-electric version of its VNR regional haul model.

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 6:30 PM
DOT Announces BUILD Grant Recipients
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the winners of its first round of Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development discretionary grants.

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 5:45 PM
Amazon Chooses Fort Worth’s Alliance Airport for Regional Hub
Amazon.com is building a new regional air hub at Fort Worth’s Alliance Airport, bolstering its shipping business in a move that’s expected to create hundreds of jobs for the region.

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 5:30 PM
FMCSA Seeks Final Round of Comments on Military-Driver Pilot Program
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking a final round of comments on its plan to soon begin a three-year pilot program to compare the safety records of current or former military heavy truck drivers younger than 21 with a control group of current interstate drivers from 21 to 24 years old.

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 5:15 PM
US Holds Steady on Outlook for Domestic Oil Production Rising Despite Lower Prices
The U.S. government left its forecast for domestic crude production unchanged for 2019 even with prices averaging almost $11 a barrel lower than its previous estimate.

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 5:15 PM
Virginia Transportation Leaders Approve I-81 Improvement Plan
Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved a plan that weighs the possibility of tolls to address some of the issues that affect Interstate 81.

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 4:45 PM
Quarles Petroleum Acquires Revere Gas
Virginia-headquartered Quarles Petroleum, a regional provider of residential and commercial fuel, has acquired Revere Gas, another Virginia-based retail propane gas distributor, according to a Dec. 4 press release.

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 12:30 PM
China Is Said to Move Toward Lower Tariffs on U.S.-Made Cars
China is moving toward cutting its trade-war tariffs on imported U.S.-made cars, a step already claimed by President Donald Trump as a concession won during trade talks in Argentina.

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 12:00 PM
Producer Prices Up in November, Exceeding Estimates
U.S. producer prices rose in November on advances in foods and transportation services, while a measure of underlying costs accelerated, offering some potential signs of inflation pressures bubbling up in the economy.

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 11:00 AM
Fuel, Maintenance Among Many Variables for Total Cost of Ownership Calculations
Carriers aiming to answer this question — how much did that truck truly cost? — must weigh a range of factors to arrive at a “total cost of ownership.” The factors considered might differ from one operator to the next, but the basic considerations tend to be the same, fleet managers and truck manufacturers said.

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 10:45 AM

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

'I could see' Trump not replacing Kelly, says former Obama chief of staff

'I could see' Trump not replacing Kelly, says former Obama chief of staffFormer Obama chief of staff William Daley thinks Trump could easily end up not filling the role after John Kelly steps down.




POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2018 4:53 PM

Former Frat President Accused Of Drugging And Raping Woman Fined $400 And Set Free

Former Frat President Accused Of Drugging And Raping Woman Fined $400 And Set FreeA former fraternity president at Baylor University walked away with a fine and




POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 10:46 AM

Imagining a school shooting through the gunman's eyes: Sandy Hook Promise releases chilling new video

Imagining a school shooting through the gunman's eyes: Sandy Hook Promise releases chilling new videoA public service announcement released by the gun violence prevention organization Sandy Hook Promise depicts the moments leading up to a school shooting from the shooter’s perspective.




POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2018 5:14 PM

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Paul Ryan Called 'Genius' While I'm 'Fraud'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Paul Ryan Called 'Genius' While I'm 'Fraud'Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Monday attacked what she




POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 10:38 AM

France hunts gunman after three killed at Strasbourg Christmas market

France hunts gunman after three killed at Strasbourg Christmas marketHundreds of police and anti-terror forces hunted Wednesday for a gunman who shot dead three people and wounded 13 at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, with the suspect known to police and thought to be an religious extremist. The attack took place Tuesday around 8 pm (1900 GMT) in the heart of the medieval city in eastern France as the market was closing, sending crowds fleeing for safety. The suspected shooter, a 29-year-old from the south of the city, was on a watchlist of suspected extremists and "is actively being hunted by security forces," local officials said in a statement.




POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 5:55 AM

Supreme Court rebuffs state bids to cut Planned Parenthood funds

Supreme Court rebuffs state bids to cut Planned Parenthood fundsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end public funding by those states to Planned Parenthood.




POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2018 10:28 AM

The Latest: US condemns detention of Canadian in China

The Latest: US condemns detention of Canadian in ChinaTORONTO (AP) — The Latest on the detention of a former Canadian diplomat in China (all times local):




POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 3:29 PM

The Best Green Monday 2018 Deals We've Seen So Far

The Best Green Monday 2018 Deals We've Seen So FarRegret missing out on some of those Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals last




POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2018 2:37 PM

NASA probe finds signs of water on nearby asteroid Bennu

NASA probe finds signs of water on nearby asteroid BennuOSIRIS-REx, which flew last week within a scant 12 miles (19 km) of the asteroid Bennu some 1.4 million miles (2.25 million km) from Earth, found traces of hydrogen and oxygen molecules - part of the recipe for water and thus the potential for life - embedded in the asteroid's rocky surface. The probe, on a mission to return samples from the asteroid to Earth for study, was launched in 2016. Bennu, roughly a third of a mile wide (500 meters), orbits the sun at roughly the same distance as Earth.




POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2018 7:14 PM

Kevin McCarthy Says Democrats Shouldn't Spend A Lot Of Time Investigating Trump

Kevin McCarthy Says Democrats Shouldn't Spend A Lot Of Time Investigating TrumpHouse Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) urged Democrats not to dwell




POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2018 6:18 PM

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