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Less paperwork

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a time-saver today in their Daily Digest Bulletin. The new No-Defect DVIR Rule means that truck drivers whose pre-trip and post-trip inspections turn up no equipment issues or safety concerns no longer need … Continue reading

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Look sharp

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Roadcheck 2014 runs from June 3  to June 5. Roadcheck, now in its 27th year, is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 17 trucks or buses … Continue reading

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Medical certificate update

Did you know an important law affecting commercial motor vehicle drivers goes into effect May 21, 2014? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reminds interstate CMV drivers that they will soon be required to have their medical examinations performed by … Continue reading

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Be ready. Be buckled.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that it is extending the deadline for submissions for the 2014 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” student art contest until March 15, 2014. Organized by the Commercial Motor Vehicle … Continue reading

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Breaking the pattern

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration amends its regulations to enable the Agency to suspend or revoke the operating authority registration of for-hire motor carriers that show egregious disregard for safety compliance or who permit persons who have shown egregious disregard for safety … Continue reading

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Topical Tuesday: Stop!

Topical Tuesday: Stop! Topical Tuesday: thoughts on trucking-related subjects by contributing writers. More than 15 million violations by motorists in 180 days By David A. Kolman It is well understood that when driving next to or behind a school bus, … Continue reading

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Topical Tuesday: Tunnel Vision

Topical Tuesday: thoughts on trucking-related subjects by contributing writers. _______________________________________________________ Deer Tunnels by David A. Kolman Here’s a riddle for you: How do the deer cross the highway? The answer: They use their tunnel. You may be surprised to know … Continue reading

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Distracted driving

In case you missed the announcement, on October 8, 2013,  the City of Corpus Christi banned the used of  handheld cell phones while driving. Hands-free devices, such as a Bluetooth, are permitted. Drivers can still use a cell phone to make calls … Continue reading

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Regulatory update

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration amend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs), respectively, to prohibit a driver of a commercial motor vehicle or of a motor vehicle … Continue reading

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Regulatory developments

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposes to revise its definition of “tank vehicle.” Commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders who operate such vehicles are required to obtain a tank vehicle endorsement. On May 9, 2011, FMCSA published a final rule on “Commercial … Continue reading

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