Iowa Man Pleads Guilty to Motor Carrier Fraud Scheme: http://bit.ly/2fxQtAC
USDOT announces Volvo Truck recall achieves 100 percent completion as all of the nearly 16,000 heavy trucks in U.S. subject to the March 2016 Volvo Trucks safety recall are fully accounted for: http://bit.ly/2f9vdwC
Highly visible, durably constructed roadway signage, designed in accordance with federal guidelines, equates into further safety for everyone traveling on our highways and roads. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) showcases how their sign shop located in Baton Rouge fabricates all traffic signs required for the state’s highways and interstate segments.
Illegal, unsafe limousine and charter bus operations endanger not only their passengers but everyone else sharing the road. Nationwide, state and local commercial vehicle enforcement officers are taking action.
In Wisconsin, State Patrol officials advise consumers research limousine and charter bus providers (Check FMCSA’s “Look Before You Book” website: http://1.usa.gov/1RtNWy4), run the USDOT number, check their safety records, confirm they have proper insurance – and never let price be the sole determinant of choosing a limousine, bus or motorcoach provider: http://bit.ly/2fedc54.
Public Meeting Announcement: Monday, October 31, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET at USDOT Headquarters in Washington, D.C., FMCSA will hold a roundtable discussion as a follow-up to its August 31, 2016, notice of intent concerning the petitions for reconsideration of the Final Rule, titled “Lease and Interchange of Vehicles; Motor Carriers of Passengers,” which published May 27, 2015. For more information on the roundtable discussion public meeting, FMCSA’s notice of intent, or the Final Rule, see: http://bit.ly/2eWpkTm.
FMCSA announces decision to grant a LIMITED exemption to State driver licensing agencies AT THEIR OPTION, for qualified current or former U.S. Military personnel who participated in training in military heavy-vehicle driving programs, from requiring such individuals to pass the general knowledge test before being issued a Commercial Learner’s Permit.
CARRIERS ARE RESPONSIBLE for ensuring electronic logging devices (ELDs) are vendor-certified by manufacturers and registered with FMCSA and listed at this website: http://bit.ly/2ekAiUk.
Carriers and drivers subject to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations who are using paper logs or logging software must transition to ELDs by December 17, 2017. [Carriers and drivers using automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRDs) before December 18, 2017, may continue using AOBRDs through December 16, 2019.] For complete information on the ELD Final Rule, see: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/ELDs.
Safety is a shared responsibility for all drivers, riders, and pedestrians who use our streets and roads. But driving around large trucks and buses requires special consideration. Size and weight impacts acceleration, braking and handling. Car and pickup drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians need to recognize these limitations and grant large commercial vehicles plenty of extra room to maneuver and to stop at all times. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/2f4C5jQ.
Pennsylvania Woman Arrested for Committing Fraud Against FMCSA’s Regulated Alcohol- and Drug-Testing Program: http://bit.ly/2f10Q0o.
The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities shows how their operators properly secure heavy equipment for safe transport.
FMCSA Issues Safety Advisory Related to the Transportation of the Recently Recalled Samsung Galaxy Note7 Smartphone or Other Damaged, Defective, Recalled Lithium Cells or Batteries or Portable Electronic Devices on a Commercial Motor Vehicle: http://bit.ly/2dVoPsJ.
FTC Charges Operators of Scheme That Used Fake Government Affiliation to Sell Commercial Trucking Registration Services: http://bit.ly/2edzcLu.
Public Meeting Announcement: On Monday, October 24 from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET in Washington, D.C., FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) and Medical Review Board (MRB) will hold a joint meeting where the MCSAC and MRB will receive an update on the Driver Health and Wellness Initiative, a non-regulatory public-private partnership of stakeholders to improve drivers' health, and a preview of its Web page. The MRB will report on its revised recommendations on o...bstructive sleep apnea (OSA) based on its evaluation of the comments from the joint Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that the Agency issued with the Federal Railroad Administration. Additionally, the MCSAC will discuss how the implementation of these recommendations may impact current and future populations of drivers. The meeting is open to the public. For information on where the meeting is taking place and additional details, click here: http://bit.ly/2dOe9fg.See More
FMCSA Awards Nearly $1 Million in Grants to Help Train Veterans in Jobs as Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers: http://bit.ly/2e2Us6A.
The Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement will target five cities as part of Operation Safe Driver Week to detect unsafe driving behaviors by both commercial motor vehicle drivers and other vehicle drivers operating around CMVs to improve safety on Iowa’s roads. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2eKgKeB.
Members of the Washington State Patrol’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Bureau discuss the safety impacts associated with the work conducted daily at the state’s ports of entry and weigh stations.
FMCSA Declares Utah Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety: http://bit.ly/2eoUdo3.
Trucks and buses can't make sharp turns or maneuver as easily as cars due to their longer lengths and larger sizes. Pay particular attention when trucks are turning right to avoid getting caught in the “right turn squeeze.” A large truck cannot easily turn right from the right lane and may initially move left to create enough turning space. A crash may result if a vehicle tries to pass the truck on the right. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/2e4IBCp
FMCSA Issues Final Rule to Implement Changes to Grant Programs as Required by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act: http://bit.ly/2dMbWUD.
FMCSA Issues Final Rule to Assist Current and Former Military Personnel in Obtaining Commercial Driver’s Licenses: http://bit.ly/2dKHBEy.