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Aug 08, 2014, 16:21 ET

FMCSA Suspends Operating Authority for Indiana-Based Espinal Trucking

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has suspended the operating authority registration of...

Jul 25, 2014, 09:36 ET

DOT Expands Program to Help Veterans Get Jobs as Professional Truck and Bus Drivers

 The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced today that its waiver program that helps...

Jun 24, 2014, 06:30 ET

FMCSA Shuts Down Minnesota-based Bus Company as an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Lakeville, Minn.-based On Eagles Wings...

Apr 02, 2014, 19:14 ET

FMCSA Orders DND International to Shut Down

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered DND International, Inc., USDOT No. 1434005,...

Mar 13, 2014, 12:46 ET

DOT Proposes Use of Electronic Logbooks to Improve Efficiency, Safety in Commercial Bus & Truck Industries

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposal to require interstate...

Mar 07, 2014, 14:33 ET

FMCSA Shuts Down Salem, Mass., Passenger Van Company for Disregarding Safety Regulations, Endangering the Traveling Public

 The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Salem, Mass.-based passenger carrier...

Feb 25, 2014, 10:24 ET

FMCSA Shuts Down Georgia-based Bus Company for Failing to Ensure Vehicle and Driver Safety, Endangering the Traveling Public

 The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Atlanta-based STSC...

Feb 12, 2014, 12:32 ET

FMCSA Proposes National Drug and Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse for Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers

 The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposed rule to establish a...

Feb 11, 2014, 19:36 ET

U.S. Department of Transportation Declares Illinois Long-Haul Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Illinois-licensed truck driver Renato V....

Feb 07, 2014, 13:01 ET

U.S. Department of Transportation Declares Tennessee Truck Driver and His Company to be Imminent Hazards to the Public

Ricky L. Hatfield and his company, Hatfield Trucking, ordered to immediately cease operations The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal...

Jan 30, 2014, 12:00 ET

Real-World Hours-of-Service Study Shows Drivers Using New Restart Are More Alert, Less Fatigued

Third-Party Study Shows Drivers Who Follow New Rule are More Alert, Deviated from Lane Less Often The U.S. Department of Transportation's...

Jan 17, 2014, 12:52 ET

FMCSA Finalizes Rule to Shut Down Carriers based on Patterns of Safety Violations

Next week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will publish a Patterns of Safety Violations Rule which implements the agency's...

Dec 31, 2013, 10:23 ET

FMCSA Declares South Carolina Trucking Companies and Commercial Driver to be Imminent Hazards to Public Safety

 The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared two Walterboro, S.C.-based trucking...

Dec 04, 2013, 10:44 ET

FMCSA Launches Annual "Be Ready. Be Buckled." Safety Belt Art Contest for Kids

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced the launch of the 2014 "Be...

Nov 26, 2013, 10:04 ET

FMCSA's Moving Fraud Task Force Shuts Down Five Companies in One Week

Investigators suspend web of related movers in Florida and South Carolina  The Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

Nov 22, 2013, 13:03 ET

FMCSA Orders Phoenix-based Bus Company Shut Down for Failing to Ensure Vehicle and Driver Safety, Endangering the Traveling Public

Safety investigators for the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have ordered Phoenix-based...

Nov 08, 2013, 11:47 ET

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Releases New Study Outlining Opportunities for Returning Veterans

Experienced military truck and bus drivers will more easily be able to obtain civilian commercial driver's licenses under proposed FMCSA regulatory...

Nov 05, 2013, 11:34 ET

FMCSA Shuts Down North Carolina Trucking Company as an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered a Cherryville, N.C.-based trucking company,...

Oct 25, 2013, 10:40 ET

U.S. Department of Transportation Declares Illinois Long-Haul Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Illinois-licensed truck driver Stewart G....

Oct 25, 2013, 10:33 ET

U.S. Department of Transportation Declares Michigan Long-Haul Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Michigan-licensed truck driver Tracy A....