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March 2016

FMCSA shuts down small fleet following bevy of violations

Bar D Bar Trucking was shut down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on March 11 after an investigation found the company to pose an imminent hazard to public safety. The Gillette, Wyo.-based seven-truck carrier and company owner and operator Gregory Davis, was shut down by FMCSA for multiple safety regulation violations. Violations found
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DOT Seeking Sleep Apnea Input

DOT Seeking Sleep Apnea Input March 8, 2016 By David Cullen The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration jointly announced on March 8 that the agencies are seeking public comment during the next 90 days on the impacts of screening, evaluating, and treating CMV drivers and rail workers for obstructive sleep
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Carrier ‘absolute measure’ scores return to five CSA categories

Carrier ‘absolute measure’ scores return to five CSA categories CSA Todd Dills|March 07, 2016 As expected, the interim public display of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA Safety Measurement System saw significant change with the most recent monthly update. Each carrier’s SMS profile now includes in its public view not only inspection/violation information and crash
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FMCSA Redefining “High Risk” Motor Carrier

FMCSA Redefining “High Risk” Motor Carrier March 7, 2016 By David Cullen Photo: FMCSA FMCSA redefining High Risk Carriers The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is adopting a new “High Risk” motor carrier definition along with investigative procedural changes aimed at enabling investigators “to take more immediate action against carriers with the highest crash risk.”
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DOT proposes entry-level driver training rule, would institute standard curriculum, minimum behind-the-wheel time

DOT proposes entry-level driver training rule, would institute standard curriculum, minimum behind-the-wheel time James Jaillet | @trucknewsJJ | March 4, 2016 Tweet Share Connect Email 0 Comments The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is set to publish Monday, March 8 a proposed rule that, if made final, would implement a required core curriculum for new
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