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December 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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