24 Dec

Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Restart Study Data Collection Concludes

WASHINGTON – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced today that the Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Driver Restart Study has concluded data collection for the congressionally-mandated naturalistic study of the operational, safety, health, and fatigue impacts of two provisions of the hours-of-service (HOS) restart regulations.

24 Dec

FMCSA Orders Utah Bus Company to Cease all Operations

WASHINGTON – A Woods Cross, Utah-based bus company that primarily transported children has been ordered by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to cease all intrastate and interstate operations for repeatedly operating unsafe vehicles and for failing to comply with a 2014 federal consent order.

24 Dec

GAO Report Supports Positive Safety Impact of Hours-of-Service Rule

WASHINGTON – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a response today [attachment] to the recent U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that examined the Agency’s 2014 study on the hours-of-service (HOS) changes that were made in 2011 and implemented in 2013. The report also examined the rule’s assumptions and effects. The HOS rules govern the amount of time commercial truck drivers transporting freight can work and drive on a daily and weekly basis. The response from FMCSA acknowledged the recommendations of the report and agreed to implement those suggestions.

24 Dec

Remarks for the Plenary Session at the ITS Annual Meeting 2015 Pittsburgh, PA

Opening Statement for FMCSA Deputy Administrator
Daphne Jefferson
Plenary Session at the ITS Annual Meeting
June 2, 2015
2:00 to 3:30 pm
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
At FMCSA, we are very excited about the safety benefits that Intelligent Transportation Systems technology has provided – and promises to expand as we look down the road.

24 Dec

Remarks for the ABA Board of Directors 2015 Washington, D.C.

Remarks for Scott Darling
FMCSA Chief Counsel
ABA Board of Directors
Washington, D.C.
April 29, 2015​
Introduction
Thank you for the kind introduction and for inviting me to speak with you today.
I appreciate every opportunity to share ideas about how to make the motorcoach industry is as safe as possible.
I brought with me, Loretta Bitner, one of our experts on motorcoach enforcement and a familiar face to most of you and Kurt Larson, our public affairs team lead.

24 Dec

Remarks for the 2015 Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

Remarks for Scott Darling
FMCSA Chief Counsel
2015 Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
June 16, 2015​
Thank you for kind introduction and the opportunity to speak with you today.
It is my honor to be here at the CCMTA annual meeting in Whitehorse with my colleagues from Canada and Mexico.
I am accompanied here today by members of our North American Borders Division, Chief Bryan Price and Transportation Specialist Carla Vagnini.

24 Dec

FMCSA Declares Georgia Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Georgia-licensed truck driver Matthew Jason Boozer to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.

24 Dec

FMCSA Declares Louisiana Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Louisiana-licensed truck driver Mark Isiah Gordon to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. The declaration follows his involvement in a fatal crash that occurred earlier this month along U.S. Highway 84 in Concordia Parish, Louisiana.

24 Dec

FMCSA Awards $2.3 Million in Grants to Help Train Veterans in Jobs as Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced nearly $2.3 million in grants, double the amount provided in 2014, to 13 technical and community colleges across the country to help train veterans and their families for jobs as commercial bus and truck drivers. The funding is provided through FMCSA’s Commercial Motor Vehicle – Operator Safety Training (CMV-OST) grant program.

24 Dec

FMCSA Releases Additional Analysis on Alternatives for Safety Measurement System

WASHNGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today released a Congressionally directed report confirming that the amount of data used in the agency’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) is clearly sufficient to allow FMCSA to identify high-risk truck and bus companies.