24 Jul

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Proposal to Reduce Burdens and Costs on Applicants for Commercial Driver’s Licenses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposed rule to reduce burdens and costs for commercial driver’s license (CDL) applicants by allowing applicants to take general and specialized knowledge tests in a state other than the applicant’s state of residence. This proposal will increase flexibility for driver applicants by reducing time and travel expenditures, while having no detrimental impact on safety.

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Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2019

22 Jul

U.S. Department of Transportation Works to Help American Farmers and Commercial Drivers by Seeking Public Comment on Agricultural Commodity Definitions

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it is seeking public comment on revising agricultural commodity or livestock definitions in hours-of-service (HOS) regulations. The Agency worked closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on this effort to provide clarity for the nation’s farmers and commercial drivers.

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Updated: Monday, July 22, 2019

17 Jul

2019 Link Conference

Event Details: 8:00 a.m. – Registration & Breakfast. Visit the registration table to pick up your gift bag and join us inside for the most important meal of the day. Networking Challenge. Mix and mingle with your fellow trucking industry…

16 Jul

U.S. Department of Transportation Permanently Bans Commercial Drivers Convicted of Human Trafficking

Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking Releases Final Report
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a final rule that permanently bans drivers convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for which a commercial driver’s license or a commercial learner’s permit is required.

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Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2019

02 Jul

U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Input on Testing Vehicles with Automated Driving Systems Technologies

NHTSA contact: NHTSAmedia@dot.gov | (202) 366-9550
FMCSA contact: FMCSA.PublicAffairs@dot.gov | (202) 366-9999
U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Input on Testing Vehicles with Automated Driving Systems Technologies

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Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

02 Jul

FMCSA Seeks Public Comment on Pilot Program to Allow Drivers Ages 18-20 to Operate Commercial Motor Vehicles in Interstate Commerce

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it is seeking public comment on a potential pilot program that would allow drivers ages 18-20 to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.
“Commercial trucks and buses are essential to a thriving national economy, and the Department wants to ensure the public has an opportunity to comment on this important potential change,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

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Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

02 Jul

US Department of Transportation Launches Program to Help Veterans and Reservists Find Jobs in the Trucking Industry

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced today it is accepting applications for a pilot program to permit 18-20 year olds who possess the U.S. military equivalent of a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate large trucks in interstate commerce.

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Updated: Monday, June 17, 2019

02 Jul

U.S Department of Transportation Takes Action to Streamline Process for Aspiring Truck and Bus Drivers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposed rule to streamline the process for men and women interested in entering the trucking workforce. The proposal is intended to allow states greater flexibility in conducting skill tests for individuals seeking a commercial driver’s license (CDL). The proposal would alleviate testing delays and eliminate needless inconvenience and expense to the CDL applicant—without compromising safety.

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Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2019

02 Jul

FMCSA Declares Ohio 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 Ohio-licensed truck driver Doug A. Jones to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. Jones, a commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder, was served the federal order on December 27, 2018.
Twice in the past six months, Jones has struck an individual while operating a tractor-trailer. In both instances, the individual was killed.

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Updated: Monday, February 4, 2019

02 Jul

FMCSA Offers Resources for the Upcoming Implementation of the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today released additional online resources for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders, employers, state driver licensing agencies, medical review officers, and substance abuse professionals regarding the upcoming implementation of its CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse in January 2020.

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Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2019