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|U.S. Department of Transportation Sponsors Capitol Christmas Tree During Journey Across the United States
Highlights critical role of commercial trucks during holiday season and reminds public to share the road safely
Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
POSTED NOVEMBER 08, 2019 7:28 PM
|U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes $74 Million in Cost Savings By Reducing Burdensome Rules on the Commercial Buses
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has published a proposed rule to reduce regulatory costs by $74 million per year by removing an information collection burden for commercial buses, without adversely impacting safety on the nation’s roadways.
“This proposal is a commonsense way to reduce unnecessary burdensome regulatory costs while ensuring the highest level of safety on our roads,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.
Updated: Monday, November 4, 2019
POSTED NOVEMBER 04, 2019 2:02 PM
|FMCSA Declares Ohio Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Ohio-licensed commercial driver Gregory Alan Barnhart to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. Barnhart was served the federal order on October 28, 2019.
Updated: Friday, November 1, 2019
POSTED NOVEMBER 01, 2019 1:52 PM
|US Department of Transportation Offers New Resource to Help Military Reservists and Servicemembers Find Jobs in the Trucking Industry
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has published a new job opportunities website to help 18-20-year-olds who possess the U.S. military equivalent of a commercial driver’s license (CDL) find and apply for jobs with interstate trucking companies.
Updated: Monday, October 28, 2019
POSTED OCTOBER 28, 2019 1:09 PM
|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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Monday, August 5, 2019
POSTED JULY 31, 2019 2:08 PM
|OPEC+ Ministers Say Pumping More Oil Wouldn’t Ease Gas Prices
Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said a dearth of refining capacity meant that gasoline and other oil products would remain expensive even if the world’s biggest exporters pumped more crude.
POSTED MAY 16, 2022 1:19 PM
|Six Months In, 4,300 Infrastructure Projects Are Underway
WASHINGTON — Six months after the signing of President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure package, the government said May 16 there are 4,300 projects underway with more than $110 billion in funding announced — milestones the administration is publicly heralding as midterm politics intensify.
POSTED MAY 16, 2022 11:57 AM
|Renault to Sell Russian Operations to Moscow
Russia will take control of French car manufacturer Renault’s operations in the country and resurrect a Soviet-era auto brand, officials said May 16, marking the first major nationalization of a foreign business since the war in Ukraine began.
POSTED MAY 16, 2022 10:48 AM
|Cruise, BrightDrop Explore Self-Driving Electric Vans
Cruise, the self-driving startup controlled by General Motors Co., is working with the automaker’s BrightDrop electric van business on a plan to develop autonomous delivery vehicles, people familiar with the matter said.
POSTED MAY 16, 2022 10:07 AM
|DOT Seeks Members for Transportation Equity Committee
The Department of Transportation is seeking nominations for members to serve on the agency’s Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity.
POSTED MAY 16, 2022 9:58 AM
|Buttigieg Sends $5 Billion to Cities for Safety as Road Deaths Soar
HINGTON — With upcoming data showing traffic deaths soaring, the Biden administration is steering $5 billion in federal aid to cities and localities to address the growing crisis by slowing down cars, carving out bike paths and wider sidewalks and nudging commuters to public transit.
POSTED MAY 16, 2022 9:50 AM
|XPO Logistics Considers Sale of Freight-Forwarding Unit
XPO Logistics Inc. is considering a sale of its freight-forwarding unit as it continues to pursue divestitures, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
POSTED MAY 13, 2022 6:14 PM
|Transport Topics Collects Three National Azbee Awards
Transport Topics has received three national awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, honoring TT’s “Wheels of Justice” series for the second year in a row.
POSTED MAY 13, 2022 3:42 PM
|Qualifying for Nationals Requires Well-Rounded Performance, Chairman Says
There’s more to a state qualifier than showcasing one’s safety driving skills in a bid to advance to the National Truck Driving Championships.
POSTED MAY 13, 2022 3:01 PM
|Trailer Orders Tumble to Year’s Low Point
U.S. trailer orders in April rose slightly compared with 2021, but plunged compared with March to settle at the lowest point since October, ACT Research reported, citing trailer makers’ preliminary data.
POSTED MAY 13, 2022 2:23 PM
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