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ATA California Meal Rest Break Preemption Petition

See Also: American Trucking Associations (ATA) Petition Letter

SUMMARY: FMCSA requests comments on a petition submitted by the American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA) requesting a determination that the State of California’s meal and rest break rules are preempted by Federal law. Among other things, FMCSA requests comments on what effect, if any, California’s meal and rest break requirements may have on interstate commerce.



POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 6:12 PM
FMCSA Streamlines Process Allowing Individuals with Properly Managed Diabetes to Operate Commercial Motor Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a final rule revising federal regulations permitting individuals with a stable insulin regimen and properly controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) to be qualified to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.

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Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2018


POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 12:43 PM
FMCSA Seeks Public Comment on Revising Current Hours-of-Service Regulations for Interstate Truck Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it is seeking public comment on revising four specific areas of current hours-of-service (HOS) regulations, which limit the operating hours of commercial truck drivers.

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Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2018


POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 12:28 PM
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

Transport Topics

Editorial: Cleaning the Air While Easing the Rules
The notion that federal regulators could in one proposal move to strengthen clean-air standards while deregulating certain engine-related rules might seem counterintuitive, but it’s precisely what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set out to do.

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2018 5:45 PM
Incoming T&I Chairman Peter DeFazio: Freight Connectivity, HOS Priorities for Panel
With Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives and the former chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee headed to retirement, all eyes are on Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio as he heads toward his presumed appointment to the panel’s chairmanship.

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2018 4:45 PM
Tesla Has Bought Trucking Companies to Boost Deliveries, Elon Musk Says
Elon Musk apparently is charting his way out of what he’s referred to as “delivery logistics hell” by making acquisitions and lining up contracts with trucking haulers.

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2018 4:30 PM
How Elon Musk Might Make $920 Million in Tesla Debt Go Away
A big pile of debt comes due at Tesla on March 1 — $920 million worth. But starting in two weeks, the company has a chance to make it disappear.

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2018 4:00 PM
California Approves a 15-hour Minimum Driver Training Requirement for CDLs
California legislators have passed a bill requiring that entry-level truck drivers spend at least 15 hours in training behind the wheel to be eligible for a commercial driver license.

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2018 3:45 PM
ZAF Opens Nickel-Zinc Battery R&D Facility in Montana
Battery technologies developer ZAF Energy Systems has announced the opening of a research and development facility in Bozeman, Mont., according to a Nov. 13 press release. Scientists and engineers at the 8,000-square-foot facility are developing nickel-zinc technologies with an emphasis on performance improvements and cost reduction.

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2018 3:00 PM
Turvo Raises $60 Million in Series B Funding
Turvo, a collaborative logistics platform, announced Nov. 8 it had raised $60 million in Series B funding.

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2018 2:30 PM
Secur to Expand Railcar, Container Fleet for Nuclear Decommissioning Market
Secur, a provider of transportation logistics as well as packaging, technical services and waste management, will invest in equipment assets to serve the nuclear power plant decommissioning market, according to the company.

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2018 1:45 PM
Trac Intermodal Acquires Tire Services Division of Core Fleet
Trac Intermodal, a North American chassis pool manager and intermodal equipment provider, announced Nov. 6 that it had acquired the tire services division of Core Fleet.

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2018 1:45 PM
Senate Leader McConnell Looks to Avoid Government Shutdown Before Dec. 7 Deadline
Senate Republicans will look to avoid a partial shutdown of the federal government, the leader of the chamber told reporters on Nov. 14.

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2018 1:00 PM

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

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POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2018 10:54 AM

Cory Booker says the Georgia election is being 'stolen' from Stacey Abrams

Cory Booker says the Georgia election is being 'stolen' from Stacey Abrams“I think that Stacey Abrams’s election is being stolen from her, using what I think are insidious measures to disenfranchise certain groups of people,” Booker said.




POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 8:29 PM

Yahoo News Explains: Is the Vatican doing enough to address sexual abuse in the church?

Yahoo News Explains: Is the Vatican doing enough to address sexual abuse in the church?The Vatican halted a plan by U.S. bishops to address the age-old sexual abuse issues plaguing the Roman Catholic Church.




POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 10:26 AM

Trevor Noah Provides 'Presidential Harassment' Training For House Democrats

Trevor Noah Provides 'Presidential Harassment' Training For House DemocratsWith Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives, Trevor Noah




POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 11:05 PM

Wisconsin company gives employees handguns for Christmas: 'The perfect gift'

Wisconsin company gives employees handguns for Christmas: 'The perfect gift'A Wisconsin family-owned company decided to forgo traditional cash bonuses




POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 10:34 AM

Ryan Zinke Says California Wildfires Are Getting Worse But Won’t Mention ‘Climate Change’

Ryan Zinke Says California Wildfires Are Getting Worse But Won’t Mention ‘Climate Change’After Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited Northern California communities




POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 7:29 PM

Brexit protests outside Downing Street as UK ministers debate deal

Brexit protests outside Downing Street as UK ministers debate dealBrexit supporters and opponents rallied near Prime Minister Theresa May's Downing Street office on Wednesday as her cabinet debated the draft divorce deal inside. Pro-Brexit campaigners urged her to scrap the tentative agreement and make a clean break with European Union without paying a penny more into the EU budget. Around 100 demonstrators gathered opposite the Downing Street entrance gates, chanting "Theresa May, don't betray!" and "What do we want?




POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 10:54 AM

U.S. troops help fortify southern border as migrant caravan approaches

U.S. troops help fortify southern border as migrant caravan approachesDefense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. The Pentagon chief said that within a week to 10 days the 5,800 troops currently deployed for the border mission will have accomplished all the tasks initially requested by Customs and Border Protection, although additional tasks are now being worked out between the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to the 5,800 active duty troops in the border area, about 2,100 National Guard troops have been providing border support since April.




POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2018 11:56 AM

Best Bites: Traditional Thanksgiving cranberry sauce 3 ways

Best Bites: Traditional Thanksgiving cranberry sauce 3 waysWelcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your




POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 8:00 AM

County braces for long, pricey court case in family massacre

County braces for long, pricey court case in family massacreCINCINNATI (AP) — Two women who are the mothers of two suspects in the massacre of a family, and the grandmothers of the other two, pleaded not guilty Thursday to misleading investigators of the crime, which went without any arrests for more than two years.




POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2018 4:38 PM

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