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FMCSA Shuts Down 78-Truck Fleet

Posted by Wesley Waters on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, In : Transportation News 

KANSAS CITY, KS  -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has deemed a 78-truck Kansas City general freight carrier an imminent hazard to the public and has shut it down.


Late last week, HP Distribution LLP and its affiliate HP Distribution LLC were ordered to cease all transportation operations.

According to a statement from the FMCSA, a thorough review of HPs’s operations uncovered extensive hours-of-service violations.

Investigators learned that HP let drivers falsi...

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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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FMCSA Refocusing Attention in Safety Audits

Posted by Wesley Waters on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, In : Transportation News 

Byline: Don Jerrell, Contributor


HNI recently held a workshop called FMCSA Safety Audit Requirements and How to Prepare, featuring FMCSA and Wisconsin State Patrol officials talking about new policies and procedures in place. It was brought to our attention that not only is FMCSA's auditing process changing, but so are the techniques used by the auditors.

With CSA being the most common reason for a visit from FMCSA, most carriers will not receive a "full compliance review" but instead w...

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Transportation News

Posted by Wesley Waters on Monday, July 16, 2012, In : Transportation News 

On July 11, 2012, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Deputy Administrator Bill Bronrott testified about the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program before the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Small Business. Deputy Bronrott’s written testimony discusses CSA’s safety benefits and its impact on small businesses, and is posted on FMCSA’s Website. Some of the key points of the testimony are listed below:

  • Independent analysis indicates the CSA Safety...

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HEADLINE: Trucking company flagged for poor maintenance

Posted by Wesley Waters on Sunday, July 15, 2012, In : Transportation News 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Thursday, July 12, 2012

By Katie Leslie


The trucking company involved in a wreck that killed an 8-year-old Decatur boy and severely injured his mother Wednesday has been flagged by federal transportation officials for a history of unsafe practices.

CW Transport LLC, a small trash-hauling fleet based in Atlanta, has so many vehicle maintenance violations that it ranks among the worst 6 percent of companies its size across the country, federal records s...

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Sleep Apnea Among Truckers A Danger To The Public

Posted by Wesley Waters on Thursday, July 5, 2012, In : Transportation News 

Thousands of commercial trucks flow through Arkansas every day, but what the public may not realize is that a large percentage of those behind the wheel suffer from a condition that could put others at risk. You can hear the report from FM 89's Beth McEvoy above.

Wanda Lindsay is on a mission to educate others about the dangers of sleep apnea in the trucking industry. She is also working to draft legislation that would force trucking companies to implement programs for drivers with the disor...

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Safety department reminds drivers to slow down for tow trucks

Posted by Wesley Waters on Monday, June 25, 2012, In : Transportation News 

This week the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will place special enforcement emphasis on the addition of tow trucks to the Move Over/Slow Down law, which requires motorists to move over or slow down when certain vehicles are stopped on the side of the road with emergency lights activated. To remind the public of this important safety measure, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will activate electronic signs this week, which will read: If Tow Truck Stopped Ahead, Move Over ...

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Distracted Driving a Growing Challenge, Trucking and Technology Leaders Find

Posted by Wesley Waters on Thursday, June 7, 2012, In : Transportation News 

PRINCETON, N.J. — As mobile phones with transportation apps become more common in truck cabs, carriers face a growing safety and compliance challenge — making sure that their drivers aren’t using the devices while they’re on the road.

One way for fleets to address distracted driving is to track drivers’ phone use so they can see who is a risk, Matthew Howard, CEO and co-founder of ZoomSafer, said May 17 at the ALK Transportation Technology summit here.

“We can manage this becaus...

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"No Texting, Just Driving" Byline: Carol Andrews

Posted by Wesley Waters on Sunday, June 3, 2012, In : Transportation News 

Charlotte- The NC Highway Patrol kicked off a new anti-texting campaign at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sunday.

Colonel Michael Gilchrist announced the "No Texting, Just Driving" educational awareness campaign.

He says the campaign is designed to educate drivers on the dangers of distracted driving, especially texting.  The campaign is especially geared toward teen drivers.

"The Highway Patrol is committed to saving lives on our North Carolina Highways, said Gilchrist, "We intend to educa...

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CVSA’s Roadcheck 2012 planned for June 5-7

Posted by Wesley Waters on Monday, April 23, 2012, In : Transportation News 

Mark your calendars. The CVSA Roadcheck 2012 is scheduled for June 5-7. The annual inspection event is the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 72-hour safety blitz.  

CVSA sponsors Roadcheck with participation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Mexico).

Roadcheck is the largest targeted enf...

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DOT to Undertake Heavy-Truck Study Byline: Eric Miller

Posted by Wesley Waters on Thursday, April 19, 2012, In : Transportation News 

The Department of Transportation will seek assistance from state agencies in a study of the safety performance of overweight heavy trucks — those that run heavy both with permits and those that run overweight illegally.

While details of the study remain unclear, DOT said earlier this month the study is a joint project of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration — both DOT agencies — to collect safety data from roadside inspections to “det...

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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)