Category Archives: Trucking Industry

FMCSA Upgrades ELDT Regulations, Reduces Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SOURCE: FMCSA) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a final rule streamlining the process and reducing costs to upgrade from a Class B to Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).  By adopting a new Class A CDL theory instruction upgrade curriculum, the final rule will save eligible driver trainees and

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FATAL TESLA CRASH: Safety Experts Say Autopilot Is Marketing, Doesn’t Exist

DELRAY BEACH, FL (TruckingNewsNow.com) — The South Florida Tesla crash that left one man dead Friday is leading noted Truck Accident Attorneys Joe Fried and Michael Leizerman to assert that autopilot doesn’t mean a driver can drive without paying attention. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the National Transportation Safety Board both say say they are investigating whether the

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ATAA Applauds OIG Investigation Into Truck Driver Medical Fraud

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) — The federal investigation into medically unsafe truck drivers just launched by the Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General is strongly supported by the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys — a more than 500 member non-profit organization of legal professionals dedicated to trucking safety. “I applaud the OIG decision to look into this critical safety

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FMCSA Medical Exemptions Under Investigation By Inspector General

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: DOT OIG) — According to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) data, fatalities in crashes involving large trucks or buses grew from 4,397 in 2012 to 4,879 in 2017, an 11-percent increase. One key area of addressing motor carrier safety is to ensure that commercial drivers maintain a valid medical certificate, which confirms they are healthy

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FMCSA Allows Isuzu Workers To Drive Without U.S. CDL

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: FMCSA) — FMCSA announces its decision to approve Isuzu North America Corporation’s (Isuzu) application for an exemption from the Federal requirement to hold a U.S. commercial driver’s license (CDL) issued by one of the States. The exemption allows 12 Isuzu commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers, who are citizens and residents of Japan and hold a Japanese

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Michigan Police Warn Drivers Of High Winds Sunday

LANSING, MI (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: Michigan State Police) —The Michigan State Police (MSP) is encouraging residents to use caution during high winds that are forecast to affect much of the state on Sunday. The National Weather Service predicts wind gusts in excess of 50-60 mph to impact Michigan beginning Sunday morning and lasting through the evening. The severe weather increases the

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