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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
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Spring 2018 Workshop

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.

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Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2018


POSTED APRIL 10, 2018 7:51 PM
FMCSA Shuts Down Tennessee-based Hazardous Materials Trucking Company

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.

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Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2018


POSTED APRIL 10, 2018 3:52 PM
FMCSA Declares Pennsylvania Commercial Vehicle Driver to be an Imminent Hazard

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.

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Updated: Thursday, April 5, 2018


POSTED APRIL 05, 2018 2:47 PM

Transport Topics

Universal Logistics Purchases Southern Counties Express for $65 Million
Universal Logistics Holdings Inc. is expanding its intermodal business, announcing Aug. 10 it is acquiring Compton, Calif.-based Southern Counties Express Inc. for $65 million.

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 3:15 PM
Being Defending Champion Adds Pressure, FedEx’s Roland Bolduc Says
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Winning it all at last year’s National Truck Driving Championships helped elevate Roland Bolduc’s exposure.

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 2:00 PM
Medium-Duty Sales Near 20,000 in July Amid Consumer-Sector Strength
U.S. retail sales of medium-duty trucks in July rose nearly 15% above a year earlier as all classes posted gains, WardsAuto.com reported.

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 1:45 PM
Deb DeLuca Named New Duluth Port Director
Deb DeLuca was named the executive director of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Aug. 13, becoming the first woman to hold the role.

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 1:30 PM
Turkey’s Erdogan Vows US Boycott, but Diplomats Resume Talks
Turkey’s president appeared to escalate a dispute with the United States that has helped foment a Turkish currency crisis, claiming Aug. 14 that his country will boycott U.S.-made electronic goods. Behind the scenes, however, diplomats resumed contact to ease tensions.

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 1:00 PM
NTDC Leaders, Volunteers Prep Course Ahead of Championship
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Course preparations are well underway for the 81st National Truck Driving Championships.

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 12:30 PM
Shipping-Fuel Rule Change Cuts Demand for Canadian Oil
New rules limiting the amount of sulfur allowed in shipping fuel is expected to cut demand for high-sulfur fuel oil and the sour crude that yields it. In Canada, that could extend — or worsen — the biggest price slump in nearly five years.

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 12:15 PM
Trump Trade Spat Threatens US LNG Exporters
PetroChina, a unit of the state-owned China National Petroleum Corp., may suspend its buying of U.S. liquefied natural gas cargoes during the colder months, just as new American LNG terminals start up.

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 12:00 PM
Pennsylvania Driver Robert Dolan Prepares for NTDC, Helps Young People Engage With Trucking
Robert Dolan, a Pennsylvania-based trucker for XPO Logistics, has been a champion driver for nearly 30 years, and one of his passions is encouraging young people who may form the next generation of transportation workers.

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 6:00 AM
Finale of CVSA’s Inspectors Competition Will Coincide With NTDC Awards Banquet
In a few weeks, law enforcement officials from across the continent will convene in Columbus, Ohio, to participate in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s North American Inspectors Championship.

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 4:30 AM

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

Catholic Church Covered Up Child Abuse By 301 Priests In Pennsylvania: Report

Catholic Church Covered Up Child Abuse By 301 Priests In Pennsylvania: ReportPennsylvania's attorney general released on Tuesday the long-awaited results




POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 2:47 PM

Trump adviser Stephen Miller's uncle: My nephew is 'an immigration hypocrite'

Trump adviser Stephen Miller's uncle: My nephew is 'an immigration hypocrite'Stephen Miller, the architect of some of Trump’s most controversial anti-immigration policies, has been assailed by critics who are quick to point out that Miller himself is a grandchild of refugees. Now Miller’s own uncle is joining the outcry.




POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 10:51 AM

3 missing men at the Manafort trial

3 missing men at the Manafort trialThe absence of three witnesses offers intriguing hints about potential ongoing investigations and additional prosecutions that could yet take place.




POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 1:20 PM

Tibbetts family thinks search is narrowing for Mollie

Tibbetts family thinks search is narrowing for MollieMollie's father Rob Tibbetts and her boyfriend Dalton Jack believe she is still alive nearly a month after her disappearance.




POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 11:13 AM

Florida State House Candidate Admits She Faked College Diploma

Florida State House Candidate Admits She Faked College DiplomaA Republican candidate for office in Florida is admitting she lied about her




POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 7:31 PM

Erdogan calls for boycott of iPhones as he targets American consumer products in retaliation for Turkey sanctions

Erdogan calls for boycott of iPhones as he targets American consumer products in retaliation for Turkey sanctionsTurkey’s president escalated tensions with the US on Tuesday after calling for a boycott of American electronics, amid reports that diplomatic talks have stalled over the issue of a detained pastor. Showing no signs of backing down in a standoff with President Donald Trump, Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested that Ankara would stop buying US-made iPhones and buy Korean or Turkish-made models instead. "If they have the iPhone, there is Samsung elsewhere. We have Vestel," he said, renewing calls for Turks to convert their dollars to lira as the Turkish currency began to rally on Tuesday morning. However, financial experts questioned whether such a move would have much of an effect given Turkey’s current purchasing power. Some even pointed to the irony of Mr Erdogan lashing out at American tech companies. The president fended off a coup attempt two years ago by appealing to his supporters via FaceTime, the Apple video chat app. The country’s finance chief, Mr Erdogan’s son-in-law, is due to address foreign investors later on Tuesday, in an attempt to quell growing concerns.  Andrew Brunson: The evangelical US pastor at the heart of the Turkey crisis Talks between the two Nato countries seem to have been frozen until Turkey releases American evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson, who stands accused by Ankara of espionage and terrorism related to the 2016 putsch.  John Bolton, White House National Security Adviser, told Turkey’s Ambassador Serdar Kilic in Washington on Monday that there was nothing further to discuss until Mr Brunson was freed. The US had believed it had agreed a swap deal with Turkey during a Nato summit in July, where Mr Brunson would be released in return for a Turkish actress held by Israel over links to Hamas. Turkish citizens look at a board showing foreign currency rates inside a currency exchange shop in Ankara Credit: AP Actress Ebru Özkan was released the next day, while the pastor was moved from prison to house arrest. Mr Brunson’s lawyer Ismail Cem Halavurt on Tuesday appealed again to a Turkish court to release him and lift his travel ban. He said the court had up to seven days to decide. Mr Brunson, who faces up to 35 years in jail if found guilty, denies the charges. The lira started to stage a recovery on Tuesday following its dramatic two-day collapse. After plunging to record lows yesterday, the currency clawed back as much as 9.1 per cent, although it slipped again after Mr Erdogan's remarks on consumer goods. The earlier rebound was pinned on local investors attempting to cash in on the lira slide by selling their dollars. Retail investors in Turkey are understood to have sold $50m (£39m) to $60m in foreign currency with the jump in the lira exaggerated by thin trading volumes, according to Bloomberg. Markets were also somewhat soothed by Turkey’s central bank loosening cash buffer requirements for the country’s banks and its finance minister setting up a call with investors. Despite the lira’s rally, it has still lost 42 per cent of its value against the dollar in 2018.




POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 6:35 AM

Illinois Man With Parrot on His Shoulder Rescued From Mud Hole by Firefighters

Illinois Man With Parrot on His Shoulder Rescued From Mud Hole by FirefightersThe bird got stuck in the mud, then its owner got stuck in the mud trying to rescue it.




POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 6:14 PM

Most Top Democrats, Progressive Groups Reserve Judgment On Keith Ellison Allegations

Most Top Democrats, Progressive Groups Reserve Judgment On Keith Ellison AllegationsAll but a few prominent Democrats and progressive groups have stayed silent on




POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 6:50 PM

Rival Korea leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

Rival Korea leaders to meet in Pyongyang in SeptemberSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas announced Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Pyongyang sometime in September, while their envoys also discussed Pyongyang's nuclear disarmament efforts and international sanctions.




POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 6:36 AM

Pennsylvania report lists more than 300 'predator' priests

Pennsylvania report lists more than 300 'predator' priestsMore than 300 "predator" priests in Pennsylvania are accused of abusing over 1,000 children across seven decades, a grand jury said Tuesday in a devastating report that decried a systematic cover-up by the Catholic Church. It is thought to be the single most comprehensive report to date into abuse in the US church, since The Boston Globe first exposed pedophile priests in Massachusetts in 2002.




POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 5:39 PM

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