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FMCSA Opens Registration for Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that registration is now open for the Congressionally-mandated Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.  Commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders, employers, medical review officers, and substance abuse professionals can now visit https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov and register to create a secure online user account.

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Updated: Tuesday, October 1, 2019


POSTED OCTOBER 01, 2019 1:11 PM
U.S. Department of Transportation Awards Over $77 Million in Grants to Improve Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has awarded $77.3 million in grants to states and educational institutions to enhance commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety.

“Safety is the Department’s top priority and these grants will further assist state and local officials in their efforts to prevent commercial motor vehicle crashes,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

FMCSA today announced:

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Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2019


POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 2:18 PM
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Publishes Hours of Service Proposal to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for Commercial Drivers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.  

“This proposed rule seeks to enhance safety by giving America’s commercial drivers more flexibility while maintaining the safety limits on driving time,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

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Updated: Friday, August 23, 2019


POSTED AUGUST 14, 2019 11:44 AM
Department of Transportation Revises Bus Lease and Interchange Regulations and Reduces Regulatory Costs by Over $8 Million Annually

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a final rule that revises the agency’s regulations governing the lease and interchange of commercial buses, which is estimated to save over $8 million in regulatory costs, without reducing safety.

FMCSA’s final rule includes the following provisions:

  • Revises the definition of lease to exclude carriers with FMCSA-issued operating authority that grant the use of their vehicles to each other;
  • Removes the May 27, 2015, final rule’s marking requirements and reinstates the previous vehicle marking requirements with slight modifications;
  • Revises the provision allowing a delay in the completion of a lease during certain emergencies; and
  • Removes the requirement that motor carriers chartered for a trip who lease a CMV from another carrier to provide the transportation must notify the tour operator or group of passengers about the lease and the lessor.
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Updated: Monday, August 12, 2019


POSTED AUGUST 12, 2019 2:50 PM
FMCSA Declares Missouri Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Missouri-licensed truck driver Bruce Andrew Pollard to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce.  Pollard was served the federal order on August 2, 2019.

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Updated: Thursday, August 8, 2019


POSTED AUGUST 08, 2019 4:40 PM
U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes Permanent Crash Preventability Determination Program

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today proposed a permanent crash preventability determination program to gain additional data to recognize possible safety risks on our nation’s roads. 

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Updated: Monday, August 5, 2019


POSTED JULY 31, 2019 2:08 PM
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Proposal to Reduce Burdens and Costs on Applicants for Commercial Driver’s Licenses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposed rule to reduce burdens and costs for commercial driver’s license (CDL) applicants by allowing applicants to take general and specialized knowledge tests in a state other than the applicant’s state of residence. This proposal will increase flexibility for driver applicants by reducing time and travel expenditures, while having no detrimental impact on safety. 

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Updated: Monday, July 29, 2019


POSTED JULY 24, 2019 2:41 PM
U.S. Department of Transportation Works to Help American Farmers and Commercial Drivers by Seeking Public Comment on Agricultural Commodity Definitions

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it is seeking public comment on revising agricultural commodity or livestock definitions in hours-of-service (HOS) regulations. The Agency worked closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on this effort to provide clarity for the nation’s farmers and commercial drivers.  

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Updated: Monday, July 29, 2019


POSTED JULY 22, 2019 1:31 PM
U.S. Department of Transportation Permanently Bans Commercial Drivers Convicted of Human Trafficking

Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking Releases Final Report

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a final rule that permanently bans drivers convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for which a commercial driver’s license or a commercial learner’s permit is required.   

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Updated: Monday, July 29, 2019


POSTED JULY 16, 2019 2:06 PM
U.S Department of Transportation Takes Action to Streamline Process for Aspiring Truck and Bus Drivers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposed rule to streamline the process for men and women interested in entering the trucking workforce. The proposal is intended to allow states greater flexibility in conducting skill tests for individuals seeking a commercial driver’s license (CDL). The proposal would alleviate testing delays and eliminate needless inconvenience and expense to the CDL applicant—without compromising safety.

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Updated: Tuesday, July 9, 2019


POSTED JUNE 27, 2019 1:49 PM

Transport Topics

Rinchem Co. Acquires Carolina Tank Lines
Chemical management services company Rinchem Co. announced it acquired Carolina Tank Lines, a carrier based in Burlington, N.C.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2019 4:45 PM
Infrastructure Plans Approved for Oklahoma’s Future
The Oklahoma Transportation Commission recently approved three plans that will steer infrastructure projects in the coming years.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2019 4:45 PM
GlobalTranz Acquires Global Freight Solutions
Logistics company GlobalTranz Enterprises Inc. announced the acquisition of Chicago-based Global Freight Solutions, a freight brokerage and logistics company.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2019 4:30 PM
Trump Taps Perry Deputy Dan Brouillette to Replace Him at Energy Department
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he is nominating a deputy to Energy Secretary Rick Perry to replace him in the top job at the Energy Department.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2019 4:30 PM
Top House Transportation Policymaker Praises Rep. Elijah Cummings’ Contributions
Longtime Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings (D), who died Oct. 17 at the age of 68, was a formidable legislator who had consistently advocated for improvements in his district, as well as the nation, said Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.).

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2019 4:15 PM
Dependable Supply Chain Services Adds Two Orange EV Tractors to Increase Sustainability
ONTARIO, Calif. — Dependable Supply Chain Services has deployed two electric terminal trucks from Orange EV at its facility here.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2019 3:45 PM
China’s Economic Slowdown Deepens, Weighing on Global Growth
BEIJING — China’s economic growth sank to a new multidecade low in the latest quarter as a trade war with the U.S. deepened a slump that is weighing on the global economy.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2019 3:15 PM
Transfix Launches Two Load Options for Carriers
Digital freight-broker Transfix announced two updates to its platform: My Lanes, a product that recommends freight based on carrier preferences; and Reserved Loads, which it referred to as the industry’s first exclusive-access freight program for “exceptional” carriers.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2019 2:45 PM
IMF, World Bank Leaders Appeal for End to Trade Wars
WASHINGTON — The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank appealed to their 189 member countries Oct. 18 to resolve widening disagreements on trade and other issues, warning that the divisions threatened to make the consequences of a global slowdown even worse.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2019 2:15 PM
Volvo Reports Modest Gains in Q3 Net Income, Revenue
Volvo Group reported a marginal increase in net income and a modest bump in revenue in the third quarter, citing slowing markets for trucks, construction equipment, and marine and industrial engines.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2019 11:15 AM

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Romney speculates Turkey called Trump's bluff: 'Are we so weak and inept?'

Romney speculates Turkey called Trump's bluff: 'Are we so weak and inept?'The Utah senator delivers an impassioned speech on the Senate floor that accuses the president of betraying American values.




POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2019 6:20 PM

UPDATE 1-U.S., Turkey agree Ankara to primarily control Syria 'safe zone'

UPDATE 1-U.S., Turkey agree Ankara to primarily control Syria 'safe zone'Turkey will primarily enforce a "safe zone" in northern Syria, according to a joint statement with the United States after high-level talks in Ankara at which the sides agreed the Turkish military would pause attacks against a Kurdish militia. Under the agreement the NATO allies reached on Thursday, Turkey would stop its operation for five days in northern Syria against the Kurdish YPG militia, while it withdraws from a region along the Turkish border. Speaking after four hours of meetings between delegations from both sides, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Ankara had gotten what it wanted.




POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2019 3:08 PM

One year on, migrant caravan leaves unexpected legacy

One year on, migrant caravan leaves unexpected legacyA year ago, thousands of Central American men, women and children chasing the American dream arrived in Mexico in a massive caravan that has left a lasting legacy -- just not the one people generally thought it would. Fleeing chronic poverty and brutal gang violence at home, they banded together in hopes of finding safety in numbers against the dangers of the journey, including criminal gangs that regularly extort, kidnap and kill migrants. The images made an impact around the world: carrying their meager belongings on their backs, many migrants pressed small children to their chests or held them by the hand.




POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2019 9:25 PM

South Korean Students Break Into U.S. Ambassador’s Residence

South Korean Students Break Into U.S. Ambassador’s Residence(Bloomberg) -- A group of South Korean students broke into the residence of American ambassador Harry Harris on Friday, in a protest against Donald Trump’s campaign to get the Asian nation to pay more for U.S. military support.Nineteen students, who described themselves as members of a liberal university students’ group, were detained by police after staging a protest against plans to impose a bigger financial burden for the stationing of U.S. troops in the country, the Yonhap News Agency reported.The students used a ladder to climb the walls of the ambassador’s residence, next to an old South Korean palace, and urged Harris to leave the country.The incident happened days before officials from the U.S. and South Korea are due to meet in Honolulu for the next round of talks on sharing defense costs.After the incident, Seoul police dispatched 80 more officers to beef up security of the envoy’s home, according to Yonhap.Earlier this year, the two allies reached a one-year cost-sharing deal for maintaining about 28,500 American troops in South Korea. That deal expires at the end of 2019.The relationship between the two allies soured after Seoul abruptly announced the termination of a three-year-old pact with Japan -- another U.S. key ally -- for exchanging classified military information. That was in response to Japan’s move to restrict exports of key materials for the manufacture of semiconductors to South Korea.To contact the reporters on this story: Kanga Kong in Seoul at kkong50@bloomberg.net;Jihye Lee in Seoul at jlee2352@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Shamim Adam at sadam2@bloomberg.net, Marcus Wright, Jasmine NgFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.




POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2019 1:27 AM

Family waiting for "the end of time" discovered in farm basement

Family waiting for "the end of time" discovered in farm basementThe children reportedly had no idea that there were other people in the world




POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2019 8:30 AM

Border Patrol's growing presence at hospitals creates fear

Border Patrol's growing presence at hospitals creates fearAn armed Border Patrol agent roamed the hallways of an emergency room in Miami on a recent day as nurses wheeled stretchers and medical carts through the hospital and families waited for physicians to treat their loved ones. The agent in the olive-green uniform freely stepped in and out of the room where a woman was taken by ambulance after throwing up and fainting while being detained on an immigration violation, according to advocates who witnessed the scene. The presence of immigration authorities is becoming increasingly common at health care facilities around the country, and hospitals are struggling with where to draw the line to protect patients' rights amid rising immigration enforcement in the Trump administration.




POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2019 4:58 PM

Mexico flies 300 Indian migrants to New Delhi in mass deportation

Mexico flies 300 Indian migrants to New Delhi in mass deportationMexico has deported more than 300 Indian nationals to New Delhi, the National Migration Institute said late on Wednesday, in what it described as an unprecedented transatlantic deportation.




POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2019 5:32 PM

Mitch McConnell Calls Syria Withdrawal ‘Grave Strategic Mistake’

Mitch McConnell Calls Syria Withdrawal ‘Grave Strategic Mistake’Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) lambasted the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw Troops from Syria on Friday, declaring that “America’s wars will be ‘endless’ only if America refuses to win them.”In an op-ed published in the Washington Post, McConnell — who said on Thursday that he wanted “a strong, forward-looking strategic statement” — called Trump’s withdrawal “a grave strategic mistake” that mirrors “the Obama administration’s reckless withdrawal from Iraq, which facilitated the rise of the Islamic State in the first place.”In his op-ed, McConnell laid out “three principal lessons” he has learned from the fight against Islamic terrorism in the years following 9/11: “the threat is real,” “there is no substitute for American leadership,” and “we are not in this fight alone.” Despite the recent brokering of a ceasefire between Turkey and the Kurds by a White House delegation, McConnell said the pullback was a “strategic nightmare.”“Even if the five-day cease-fire announced Thursday holds, events of the past week have set back the United States’ campaign against the Islamic State and other terrorists," he wrote "Unless halted, our retreat will invite the brutal Assad regime in Syria and its Iranian backers to expand their influence. And we are ignoring Russia’s efforts to leverage its increasingly dominant position in Syria to amass power and influence throughout the Middle East and beyond.”McConnell also pushed back on Trump’s defense that “the endless wars must end,” a line the president has adopted in recent days after criticism of the decision.> I am the only person who can fight for the safety of our troops & bring them home from the ridiculous & costly Endless Wars, and be scorned. Democrats always liked that position, until I took it. Democrats always liked Walls, until I built them. Do you see what’s happening here?> > -- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2019“As neo-isolationism rears its head on both the left and the right, we can expect to hear more talk of ‘endless wars.’ But rhetoric cannot change the fact that wars do not just end; wars are won or lost,” McConnell argued, and concluded by calling for a re-commitment to “our Afghan partners as they do the heavy lifting to defend their country and their freedoms from al-Qaeda and the Taliban."McConnell has long been a critic of Trump’s motivations to withdraw troops from Syria. “While it is tempting to retreat to the comfort and security of our own shores, there is still a great deal of work to be done. We’re not the world’s policemen, but we are the leaders of the free world,” he said in January after the initial news of Trump’s planned pullback.




POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2019 5:31 PM

Why Did 3 U.S. Navy Submarines Surface In The Pacific In 2010? China.

Why Did 3 U.S. Navy Submarines Surface In The Pacific In 2010? China.Submarines are useful for signaling intent.




POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2019 6:00 AM

Polls show Americans have come to support Trump's impeachment much faster than Nixon's or Clinton’s

Polls show Americans have come to support Trump's impeachment much faster than Nixon's or Clinton’sPresident Trump hasn’t just crossed the 50 percent threshold on impeachment, peaking at 50.3 percent earlier this week. He’s gotten there faster than Richard Nixon — and, for that matter, Bill Clinton, who never got there at all.




POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2019 11:54 AM

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