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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a final update to their ruling regarding diabetic drivers. Prior to this change, FMCSA barred any driver with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). These individuals could apply for an exemption, but the process was lengthy and frustrating for drivers. Eliminating Exemptions […]

It is rare for the American Trucking Association (ATA) and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) to agree wholeheartedly on much of anything. Their interests often diverge, and it creates legislative challenges. However, when it comes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scoring system, the two industry titans agree—something has to give. While the Federal […]

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) declared Evaristo S. Mora to be an imminent hazard to the public on July 3, 2018. The U.S. DOT agency ordered the New Mexico-licensed driver to cease operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) following their investigation of an accident from the previous month. Reconstructing Events Leading Up to the […]

In a refreshing turn of events, an attempted cyberattack ended in failure rather than the all-to-common breach of sensitive data. This time, the target was the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. In late April, FMCSA was able to confirm there was zero exposure of personal data during the […]

Do all of your drivers carry the proper paperwork? Is all equipment in your fleet in good condition? Have inspections and certificates been issues in the required timeframe? In this recorded webinar, we’ll cover the most common and avoidable causes for inspection occurrence and failure, including: • Brake Hose Issues • Brake Adjustment Issues • […]

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently cited news sources reporting over 1,500 explosions in the past several years caused by Electronic Smoking Devices. These include e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes, e-hookahs, personal vaporizers and electronic nicotine delivery systems. Exposure of sensitive, flammable, or combustible materials to these devices can (and has) caused severe injury to large numbers […]