FMCSA Removes CSA Data from Public View

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that, as of Dec. 4, “much of the information previously available on the FMCSA website related to property carrier’s compliance and safety performance will no longer be displayed publicly.”
The agency said the action was taken in light of Congress passing the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act highway bill on Dec. 3. Continue reading “FMCSA Removes CSA Data from Public View”

Congress advances CSA-slathing highway bill to White House

The U.S. Senate passed by an 83-16 vote late Thursday, Dec. 3, the five-year, $305 billion FAST Act surface transportation funding bill, meaning the legislation is only President Obama’s signature shy of being enacted. The bill includes a number of trucking regulatory reforms, and it will, upon enactment, remove carrier rankings in the federal Compliance, Safety, Accountability program from public view.

Continue reading “Congress advances CSA-slathing highway bill to White House”

Trucker medical certification changes begin this month

One part of an FMCSA rule published in April that made changes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s medical examination regulations will take effect Dec. 22.

Drivers going in for their DOT physicals after Dec. 22, 2015, will notice a new Medical Examination Report Form, which features more questions about medical history. Continue reading “Trucker medical certification changes begin this month”