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Breaking down the FMCSA’s 30-minute rest break exemption for heavy haulers

Breaking down the FMCSA’s 30-minute rest break...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jun 22, 2015

Last week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced it had granted an exemption of the 30-minute rest break provision in the ...

National Work Zone Awareness Week is March 23-27

National Work Zone Awareness Week is March 23-27

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 10, 2015

“Expect the Unexpected” is the theme for this year’s National Work Zone Awareness Week, a campaign designed to promote safe ...

DOT warns about fraudulent letters seeking bank information

DOT warns about fraudulent letters seeking bank...

Posted by James Jaillet on Jul 30, 2014

Carriers should be on the lookout for fraudulent letters appearing to be from “Equifax Credit Information Services — Government division,” ...

Anne Ferro out as FMCSA administrator

Anne Ferro out as FMCSA administrator

Posted by James Jaillet on Jul 28, 2014

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration head Anne Ferro will be stepping down from her position as administrator of the agency, ...

Drivers sue FMCSA over pre-employment report information

Drivers sue FMCSA over pre-employment report...

Posted by James Jaillet on Jul 22, 2014

Six drivers have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration claiming the agency “disparaged” their safety ...

THUD bill heads to full Senate for final vote; Senate committees talk highway funding

THUD bill heads to full Senate for final vote; Senate...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jun 05, 2014

Highway funding is a hot topic in the Senate this week as the Appropriations Committee moves the Transportation, and Housing ...

18,481 DOT positions would be furloughed with government shutdown

18,481 DOT positions would be furloughed with...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Sep 30, 2013

Better Roads reported Friday that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) would remain operational if the federal government shuts down ...

FMCSA awards nearly $1 million in grants to train veterans for transportation careers

FMCSA awards nearly $1 million in grants to train...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 08, 2013

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) last week announced that nearly $1 million in new ...

Idaho, Alaska legislatures ban handheld texting while...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 23, 2012

While truckers nationwide already are prohibited from texting while driving, Idaho has become the 37th state to bar all motorists ...

FMCSA study: Speed limiters improve safety

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Apr 02, 2012

New research by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) confirms the safety benefits of using technology to ...

FMCSA inspector sentenced for taking bribes

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Jan 03, 2012

A former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration official in New York state has been sentenced in federal court to 18 months ...

Safety board urges total cell phone use ban by all...

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Dec 14, 2011

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Dec. 13 recommended banning all U.S. drivers from using mobile phones or ...

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