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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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Exemption Denied To Fiat-Chrysler, Must Use ELD’s

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: DOT) — FMCSA announces its decision to deny the application of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for an exemption from the requirement that its drivers use electronic logging devices (ELDs) to record their hours of service (HOS). FCA requested the exemption for all its operators of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) including engineers, technicians, and other drivers who

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FMCSA Grants Exemption To SmartDrive Systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: DOT) — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces its decision to grant SmartDrive System, Inc.’s (SmartDrive) application for a limited 5-year exemption from 49 CFR 393.60(e)(1) to allow an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) camera to be mounted lower in the windshield than is currently permitted. The Agency has determined that the placement of

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More Elite Attorneys Now Board Certified In Truck Accident Law

Still fewer than 20 attorneys nationwide have achieved distinction WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) — There are now 18 attorneys board certified in Truck Accident Law, according to the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Board Certification — which has existed for less than a year in the speciality of Truck Accident Law — is designed to separate attorneys who are just good

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FMCSA: “California Law Is Incompatible With Federal Regulations”

Grants Preemption Petitions Challenging Meal and Rest Rules WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (FMCSA) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced it is granting petitions to preempt the State of California’s meal and rest break rules, which differ from current Federal hours-of-service regulations.   FMCSA’s granting of these petitions is in response to widespread concern

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