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Truck Accident Attorneys Call On FMCSA To Restore Public Access To Safety Data

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) — Prominent attorneys who specialize in truck accident litigation are calling on the FMCSA to restore public access to crucial safety data as the agency tweaks its data collection and analytical systems. As TruckingNewsNow.com previously reported, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has withdrawn several planned broad safety enhancements to the Safety Management System (SMS) and is

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FMCSA Withdrawls SMS Enhancement Proposals

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: USDOT) — On June 29, 2015 and October 5, 2016, FMCSA proposed enhancements to the Agency’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) and published a preview version of the changes. However, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) required the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to conduct a study of FMCSA’s Compliance,

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New Mexico Truck Driver Delcared ‘Imminent Hazard’

WASHINGTON, DC (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: USDOT) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared New Mexico-licensed commercial driver Evaristo S. Mora to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce.  Mora was served the federal order on July 3, 2018. On June

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DOT Delcares Georgia’s Steven Hoppenbrouwer An “Imminent Hazard”

WASHINGTON, DC (TruckingnewsNow.com) (Source: USDOT) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Georgia-licensed commercial driver Steven F. Hoppenbrouwer to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce.  Hoppenbrouwer was served the federal order on June 19, 2018. On April 5,

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Reliable Transport Reaches Settlement With USDOT

WASHINGTON, DC (TruckingNewsNow.com) — Reliable Transport and Equipment has reached a settlement with the United States government following a “notice of claim” that an employee operated equipment without a valid license. Here is the lead paragraph from the settlement which can be read, in its entirety, by clicking here.  On January 17, 2018, the Colorado Division Administrator for the Federal

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Semi Driver Arrested On Money Laundering Charge

LAKE COUNTY, IN (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: Indiana State Police) — The Indiana State Police received a tip today, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, of a person wanted on a federal warrant.  Information was given about the person driving a semi (description was given) that was going north bound on I-65 near Crown Point. Trooper Kim Zelnis was in the area and was able

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