A Florida company that transports both agricultural workers and fresh produce failed to ensure that its bus drivers were actually licensed, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which has ordered its fleet off the road.
On March 17, 2016, tractor-trailer driver Jason L. Flynn made an illegal turn across traffic, causing an accident that left a passenger car wedged underneath his trailer and its driver in the hospital.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared California-licensed truck driver Edward Herbert Crane to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce. Crane was served the federal order earlier this month.
Consumers urged to check for open recalls at least 2X a year
January 27, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a new public awareness campaign called Safe Cars Save Lives that urges consumers to check for open recalls at least twice a year and to get their vehicles fixed as soon as parts are available.
Fewer roadway accidents and less driver fatigue are among the results of the the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) hours-of-service (HOS) rules implemented in 2013, according to a report released recently by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
After a nine-vehicle, six fatality crash on June 25, 2015 along Interstate 75 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) declared Kentucky-licensed truck driver Benjamin Scott Brewer to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared a Mitchell, South Dakota-based trucking company, Lonnie Roth, and separately its owner, Lonnie Roth, as a commercial driver, to be imminent hazards to public safety and ordered the company and the driver to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate commercial operations.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says that the annual minimum random controlled substances testing rates for employees in safety sensitive positions, including tractor-trailer and bus drivers, will remain at 50 percent through 2015.