Category Archives: Trucking Industry

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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FMCSA Renews Medical Exemptions For 12 Drivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: FMCSA) — FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 12 individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have “no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of

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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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DOT Declares Clayton Hall An Imminent Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: DOT) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared South Dakota-licensed truck driver Clayton Virgil Hall to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce.  Hall was served the federal order on March 27, 2019. In

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