Browsing Archive: August, 2012

FMCSA Puts Clock on New Entrant Applications

Posted by Wesley Waters on Monday, August 20, 2012, In : Transportation News 

New entrants to trucking will face a shorter deadline for correcting problems in their applications, under a new policy by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

 Applicants for authority have to clear a safety audit. If the would-be carrier does not pass, it must show that it is taking action to fix the problem.

 Under the agency's new policy the applicant must submit its corrective action plan with 15 days of the audit.

 Some violations require expedited action by the applic...

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HEADLINE: OSHA orders reinstatement of driver, $190,000 in back payment

Posted by Wesley Waters on Thursday, August 9, 2012, In : Transportation News 

Byline: Deborah Whistler, Fleet Owner

 OSHA has ordered Georgia-based Interline Logistics Corp. to rehire a whistle-blowing Sauk Village, IL, driver who reported that his truck had brake problems and was ordered by the company to take the rig to the shop in violation of federal hours of service regulations.

 According to OSHA investigators, a dispatcher told the driver to take the truck to a repair shop. He refused, stating that doing so would force him to work more hours than Dept. of T...

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HEADLINE: FMCSA strike force targets boozing, drug-taking drivers

Posted by Wesley Waters on Thursday, August 2, 2012, In : Transportation News 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has identified nearly 300 commercial truck and bus drivers who continued driving after testing positive for drugs or alcohol.The IDs were made during the FMCSA's annual "Drug and Alcohol Inspection Strike Force" and the drivers were ordered off the road.

In addition to citing 287 drivers, the FMCSA instituted enforcement actions against 128 companies for allegedly failing to adhere to federal drug and alcohol rules.

An FMCSA official, speaking o...

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DOT Compliance Resource Links

Criterion Drug and Alcohol Testing
NC Department Of Revenue (Motor Fuel Tax Forms)
N.C. Department of Public Safety(State Highway Patrol)
NCDOT Oversize/Overweight(Permits Unit)
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)
International Fuel Tax Association Inc (IFTA)
North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA)