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FMCSA Awards More Than $70 Million in Grants to Enhance Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has awarded more than $70 million in grants to states and educational institutions to enhance commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety.

“Our shared goal of a safer transportation system is a top priority,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.  “These grants will further assist state and local officials in their efforts to prevent commercial motor vehicle crashes and injuries each year, and have the potential to save hundreds of lives.” 

Emergency Declaration Issued by USDOT in Advance of Hurricane Irma

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao has directed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to issue a Regional Emergency Declaration in advance of Hurricane Irma for the States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

FMCSA Declares Virginia 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 Virginia-licensed truck driver Carlos Alberto Garcia to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. 

FMCSA and FRA Withdraw Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Obstructive Sleep Apnea among Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers and Rail Workers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) withdraw the March 10, 2016, advance notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the prevalence of moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among individuals occupying safety sensitive positions in highway and rail transportation, and its potential consequences for the safety of highway and rail transportation.

FMCSA Announces Electronic Logging Device Implementation National Tour

New public education campaign is designed to help commercial motor vehicle drivers transition to electronic logging devices

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced its electronic logging device (ELD) Implementation National Tour – a public education and outreach campaign geared towards helping commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers transition to ELDs.

FMCSA Declares North Carolina 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 North Carolina-licensed truck driver Simranjeet Singh Sandhu to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.  

FMCSA Urges Everyone to “Share the Road Safely” In National Safety Campaign

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) continues its efforts to raise public awareness so that all drivers know how to operate safely around large trucks and buses through a newly formed partnership under the Our Roads, Our Safety campaign.

USDOT Proposals Simplifies, Reduces Costs to States and to Individuals in Obtaining Commercial Driver’s License

CDL knowledge test for qualified veterans, active duty personnel waived – easing transition into civilian careers as professional truck, bus operators

FMCSA Declares North Carolina 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 North Carolina-licensed truck driver Simranjeet Singh Sandhu to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.  Sandhu was served the federal order on May 17, 2017.

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