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FMCSA Considering Requiring Commercial Drivers To Know English

Anne S. Ferro, head of the FMCSA and the former head of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, was the guest speaker at Cecil College’s 10th-annual Mid-Atlantic Transportation and Logistics Institute Symposium on Friday. Michael Feehley of the Maryland Transportation Authority … Continue reading

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What is Wrong within the US Trucking Industry

I want to first apologize for this article because it is going to be a long one, and secondly I apologize because some parts have already been discussed many times before. The US Trucking Industry has many different “problems” today. … Continue reading

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Truck Drivers News Mentioned in Final Texting Summary

Back on March 31st a request was put out on Twitter by the Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood for people and groups to make comments on a new law “Limiting the Use of Wireless Communication Devices” proposed by the Federal … Continue reading

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FMCSA Orders Tierra Santa Inc to Cease All Operations Immediately

Following an emergency request by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The United States District Court for the Central District of California on Saturday ordered the owner of Tierra Santa Inc, the illegal bus company … Continue reading

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Response to Virginia Trucking Accident/Injury Blogs Blizzard article

I really hate to give people like this any free advertisement, but silly shit like these need to be stopped. I have made two attempts to comment on the-post, with both attempts failing as they were removed and not posted. … Continue reading

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OOIDA sues Minnesota over CMV enforcement

More than six years’ worth of citations and out-of-service orders issued to truckers by the Minnesota Highway Patrol aren’t worth the paper they were written on, according to a lawsuit filed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. OOIDA claims that’s … Continue reading

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ATA Leaders Vote to Support Sen. Schumer’s Anti-Texting Bill

The American Trucking Associations’ Executive Committee voted overwhelmingly yesterday to support a bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) to ban texting by all drivers. Also yesterday, the ATA Board of Directors approved policy statements on onboard safety … Continue reading

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Obama’s pick of industry lobbyist draws fire

President Barack Obama’s nomination of a trucking industry lobbyist to head the agency that regulates the industry drew fire Wednesday from senators and safety advocates. Anne Ferro, the president and CEO of the Maryland Motor Truck Association for the past … Continue reading

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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, 2009 … Continue reading

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