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2015

FMCSA grants 120-day grace period for new medical exam forms

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a 120-day grace period for medical examiners to transition to the new medical exam forms for DOT physicals. Beginning Dec. 22, medical examiners are required to use a new Medical Examination Report Form and Medical Examiner’s Certificate when giving DOT physicals. FMCSA is now giving examiners until April
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DOT: Rules on driver training, carrier scoring could come by year’s end

DOT: Rules on driver training, carrier scoring could come by year’s end Matt Cole | @MattColeRR | December 17, 2015 Tweet Share Connect Email  0 Comments The entry-level driver training NPRM is projected to clear OMB Dec. 18 and be published in the Federal Register Dec. 28. The Department of Transportation, in its monthly regulatory update, projects two trucking-related rules
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CCJ Indicators: Trucking conditions sag, freight reports show seasonal dips

Trucking conditions decline: Conditions for trucking companies, as measured by FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index, dropped significantly in October, signaling a weaker freight market for carriers and less leverage with rates. The drop was in line with expectations. FTR expects conditions to improve in 2016, however, based on freight growth, tighter capacity and overall economic strength. FTR
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FMCSA shuts down Ohio-based fleet for bevy of maintenance, hours violations

Three-truck Ohio-based fleet Garfield Trucking has been issued an effective shutdown order following a roadside inspection that yielded dozens of violations and subsequent noncooperation from the carrier during an FMCSA inspection. The Jefferson, Ohio-based fleet in one roadside inspection in early October had 43 federal safety violations, FMCSA says, including 13 out-of-service violations, including inoperable
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Highway bill presents tough challenges for FMCSA

Bill Quade is in charge of implementing new programs and regulations for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. From his vantage point, the highway bill now moving through Congress will test the agency’s limited resources. Quade, the associate administrator for enforcement and program delivery at FMCSA, gave a presentation and answered questions from attendees at the CCJ Fall Symposium
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