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Senate bill retains 34-hour restart, could rework hours of service rules

The U.S. Senate’s Appropriations Committee April 21 passed 30-0 a bill that corrects a legislative mess-up from December that put the 34-hour restart in jeopardy. The bill makes clear that the 34-hour restart remains available for use by truck operators should a pending study by the Department of Transportation find that pre-July 2013 restart rules
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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 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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FMCSA issues shutdown order to Calif.-based driver

California-licensed truck driver Edward Herbert Crane has been issued an effective shutdown order by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration following an investigation that revealed four positive drug tests since 2012 and a crash in which he turned his truck over. Crane was found to be medically unqualified to operate a commercial vehicle during a
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