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New HOS Violation

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has added a new Hours of Service (HOS) violation to the Safety Measurement System (SMS). The SMS stores the data that is ultimately used to arrive at the CSA BASIC scores. This new violation carries a normal...

FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Statistics

The FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse has been gathering drug and alcohol-positive test results long enough that employers only need to query the Clearinghouse and not prior employers. Last year, there were nearly 7 million queries completed by motor carriers....

Medical Examiner’s Handbook & Apnea

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is currently reviewing comments about the proposed revisions to the Medical Examiner’s Handbook. The handbook was pulled from FMCSA’s website in 2015, depriving medical examiners (MEs) of a resource of...

FMCSA: 2023 Rulemaking Agenda

The Department of Transportation (DOT) released its latest report on significant rulemakings, including the 2023 rulemaking agenda. This gives us insight into what new or revised regulations they are considering. Contained in that report are the following entries for...

2022 Haz Mat Inspection Initiative

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced the results of a five-day 2022 haz mat inspection initiative. During that time, over 6,000 vehicles were inspected in the U.S. and Canada and the total number of violations was 1,774. The breakdown is as...
CVSA Road Check 2022 Results

CVSA Road Check 2022 Results

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has released the Road Check 2022 results, this year’s three-day international event when inspectors conducted the following: Road Check 2022 Results: Inspections Level I Inspections 36,555 Level I Inspections completed in the...