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FMCSA Declares New Mexico Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard
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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.



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



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



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



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
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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.



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



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



POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 6:41 PM
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Spring 2018 Workshop
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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.



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



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



POSTED APRIL 05, 2018 2:47 PM

Transport Topics

Jeff Sass Leaves Navistar
Jeff Sass — who was most recently senior vice president, North America Truck Sales, Navistar Inc. — has left the company to pursue other opportunities, Transport Topics has learned.

POSTED JULY 13, 2018 6:15 PM
UPS, Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement for 11,000 Freight Workers
UPS Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract that will cover an estimated 11,000 UPS Freight employees, the package delivery giant and union announced July 13.

POSTED JULY 13, 2018 5:15 PM
Brent Shull Becomes Kentucky's Grand Champion on His Worst Day Competing
Imagine going through one of your worst performances ever in competition, in an event you selected because nobody else wanted it. And, when it’s all said and done, you leave the field as the big winner.

POSTED JULY 13, 2018 4:30 PM
Strick Offers New DuoPlug
Strick Trailers announced its patent-pending DuoPlug will be installed on all its trailers beginning in September. DuoPlug is designed to allow moisture to escape while keeping debris out of the internal cavities of the upper coupler assembly on a trailer.

POSTED JULY 13, 2018 4:30 PM
TravelCenters of America Opens Retreading Facility in Ohio
TravelCenters of America announced the grand opening of the TA Commercial Tire Network Retread Center, located in Bowling Green, Ohio. The 32,000-square-foot facility is part of the Goodyear Authorized Retread Network.

POSTED JULY 13, 2018 4:00 PM
US Expected to Become World’s Top Oil Producer Next Year
The United States has nosed ahead of Saudi Arabia and is on pace to surpass Russia to become the world’s biggest oil producer for the first time in more than four decades.

POSTED JULY 13, 2018 3:00 PM
Trucking Company Owner Sentenced in Bribery Case
Trucking company owner Orlinte Cruz was sentenced for bribing a state trooper for inspection decals. The judge sentenced him to a year in custody, with six months to be served in home confinement because she felt he could share "life lessons" with his community.

POSTED JULY 13, 2018 1:45 PM
Wabco Agrees to Sell Steering Components to OEM in India
Wabco Holdings Inc. reached an agreement with Tata Motors, India’s largest vehicle manufacturer, to supply that original equipment manufacturer with hydraulic power steering systems for Tata’s new line of heavy-duty trucks.

POSTED JULY 13, 2018 1:45 PM
Exxon Quits Lobbying Group Backed by Fossil Fuel Interests
Exxon Mobil Corp. quit the American Legislative Exchange Council, a lobbying group bankrolled by fossil fuel companies, after a disagreement over climate change policy.

POSTED JULY 13, 2018 1:15 PM
Competition Heats Up for Lidar Sensors in Autonomous Sector
As the race to create robot cars intensifies, a secondary race is underway: a high-stakes competition to develop the sensors that serve as the cars’ “eyes.” Lidar, a light-sensing form of radar, provides vision for the vast majority of autonomous vehicles being developed, but now there are dozens of companies with different twists on it.

POSTED JULY 13, 2018 1:00 PM

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