Category Archives: Legal News

FMCSA Prepares Drug And Alcohol CDL Clearinghouse

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: FMCSA) — In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget for its review and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests to renew an ICR titled, “Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.” The

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State Police Safety Check Sidelines 125 Trucks In Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: Maryland State Police) — A combined law enforcement initiative today in Prince George’s County involved the inspection of nearly 500 commercial vehicles and resulted in 24 percent of them being placed out-of-service for a variety of critical safety violations. Out-of-service declarations require that repairs be made to correct the violations before the vehicle can head back

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Stefano Portigliatti Now Board Certified In Truck Accident Law

JACKSONVILLE, FL (TruckingNewsNow.com) — Stefano Portigliatti of Coker Law in Jacksonville, FL is the 20th attorney in the United States to become officially Board Certified in Truck Accident Law. Portigliatti joins the nation’s leading truck accident attorneys in passing a rigorous exam, undergoing an intensive background check and proving that his practice is dedicated to protecting victims of truck crashes.

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FMCSA Seeks Input On Self Driving Vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: FMCSA) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today issued advance notices of proposed rulemaking on the removal of unnecessary regulatory barriers to the safe introduction of automated driving systems (ADS) vehicles in the United States.  NHTSA and FMCSA are seeking comments at this

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FMCSA Considers Change To “Teen” Driving Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: FMCSA) — The Federal Motor Carrier Administration is considering an expansion of a program that permits 18, 19 and 20 year old drivers with military experience to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce. Under the proposal, drivers without military experience may be permitted to drive CMV’s as well. The FMCSA is seeking public comment. Read

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Trucking Safety Experts Call For Monitoring After Denver Crash

Denver Crash Leaves Four Dead. Speeding Semi Leads To 28 Car Chain Reaction Wreck. DENVER, CO (TruckingNewsNow.com) — A National Trucking Safety Organization is urging trucking companies to ensure their drivers are trained in mountain driving following the Denver truck crash and explosion that left four people dead. Trucking Attorney Michael Leizerman, co-founder of the non-profit Academy of Truck Accident

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