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FMCSA Establishes National Drug and Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse for Commercial Drivers
Washington DC – On December 2, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final rule that establishes a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial truck and bus drivers.  The clearinghouse database will serve as a central repository containing records of violati...
Trucking Company Didn’t Hire Driver with Bi-Polar Disorder, Sued by EEOC
DALLAS – Stevens Transport, the largest refrigerated trucking company in Texas and one of the top four largest temperature-controlled carriers in the United States has been sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after it refused to hire a U.S. Air Force veteran as a truck driver because of his bipolar disorder. Accord...
DOT proposes new guidelines to address distracted drivers
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released proposed guidelines this week to help address driver distraction caused by mobile and other electronic devices in vehicles. Today’s announcement covers the second phase of voluntary guidelines to address driver distraction o...
FMCSA proposes new rules for motor carrier “Safety Fitness Determinations”
On January 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed a new rule to enhance the Agency’s ability to identify non-compliant motor carriers.  The Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) notice of proposed rulemaking updates FMCSA’s safety fitness rating methodology by integrating o...
CMV Drivers and the Medical Examiner National Registry
Carriers and CMV drivers should be knowledgeable about the creation of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry), a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program.  All commercial drivers whose current medical certificate expires on or after May 21, 2014, at expiration of that certificate must be exa...
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