Posts belonging to Category Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

New HOS Rules – Not again?

When I started driving a truck, you drove for ten hours and you rested for eight hours. What was wrong with that? Of course, I was a local driver at the time, so maybe it wasn’t good for an OTR driver, I don’t know.
Then I decided to go OTR, and they decided to change the HOS rules. [...]

CSA 2010 – Are you ready Truck Driver?

As if we didn’t already have enough regulations working against Truck Drivers today. CSA 2010 is going to change the way company’s hire drivers. You, the driver are going to play a BIG part in this new program. You, won’t be able to just go down the road as a company driver without having to worry if YOUR truck [...]

CVSA Strengthens CMV Uniformity, Safety at NAIC

Commercial Vehicle Inspectors Who Compete are Leaders in Highway Safety
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Forty-four inspectors representing nearly every jurisdiction across North America convened this year in a city known for its champions — Pittsburgh — August 17-23, 썙 to compete in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC).
This year, Alex Bugeya, a CVSA-certified North [...]

ATA Unveils Progressive New Highway Safety Agenda

American Trucking Associations (ATA) unveiled its bold new highway safety agenda at a press conference on Capitol Hill.
“While the trucking industry is now the safest it has been since the U.S. Department of Transportation began keeping crash statistics in 1975, we must continue to further the trend,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “Our 18 progressive safety policies [...]

Teamsters Oppose U.S. Trucking Regulator Nominee Anne Ferro

The Teamsters union told President Barack Obama it opposes his nominee to be the top U.S. trucking regulator because of her support for a rule that allows truckers to drive for up to 11 consecutive hours.
Anne Ferro is the wrong person to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration because of her “trucking-industry party line,” Teamsters President Jim Hoffa [...]

ATA Supports National Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Bill

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) supports the Safe Roads Act, S.1113, introduced this week by Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark. The bipartisan bill would create a U.S. Department of Transportation National Drug Clearinghouse database to store commercial motor vehicle operators’ positive drug and alcohol tests results and records of refusals to take the tests. “ATA is very pleased that [...]

Citations Issued For 70 Commercial Trucks

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — More than 70 trucks were issued citations Tuesday morning during the first two hours of an investigation into commercial truck violations, New Haven police said.
The Connecticut State Police Truck Squad and New Have Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit conducted the joint inspection beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Water and East [...]

ID Checklist: Border Changes Coming Soon

You have less than two weeks until Homeland Security changes the way it allows you to re-enter into the U.S. from Canada. Starting June 1, New York state residences will need either a state Enhanced Driver License (EDL) or a passport to come back into the United States.
Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul says the EDL [...]

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