Topic : FMCSA

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Sec. LaHood announces driver screening program

Motorcoach| December 10, 2009
By using driver safety information during pre-employment screening, motor carriers will be able to better assess potential safety risks of a prospective driver-employee, and drivers will have additional opportunities to verify the data in their driving history and correct any discrepancies.

NTSB issues safety recommendations

Bus| November 20, 2009
Address tire pressure monitoring systems, occupant protection systems, overhead luggage racks and applicant screening.
Accessibility| November 6, 2009

Senate confirms Ferro to head FMCSA

Anne Ferro is currently president of the Maryland Motor Truck Association and serves on several regional advisory committees relating to freight planning, highway safety and transportation funding.
Bus| October 26, 2009

U.S. DOT launches Safety Council

Secretary LaHood created the Safety Council to serve that broad-based safety leadership role and help break down organizational stovepipes, enabling an even stronger safety culture.
Motorcoach| October 26, 2009

FMCSA conducts 1st drug, alcohol strike force

Investigators examined the drug and alcohol safety records of commercial drivers employed by bus companies, including school bus drivers, interstate passenger carriers, hazardous material transporters and general freight long-haul trucking companies.
Motorcoach| October 20, 2009

NTSB makes recs to curb sleep apnea

Recommendations call for FMCSA to identify and provide guidance for commercial drivers suffering from obstructive sleep apnea.
Accessibility| October 14, 2009

CVSA, FMCSA launch driver safety campaign

Operation Safe Driver is a national awareness and enforcement campaign that targets improving both commercial and non-commercial driver behavior and performance through effective enforcement, education and awareness strategies.
Motorcoach| October 9, 2009

FMCSA to launch driver pre-employment screening

By using driver safety information during pre-employment screening, motor carriers will be able to better assess potential safety risks of a prospective driver-employee, and drivers will have additional opportunities to verify the data in their driving history and correct any discrepancies.
Motorcoach| September 25, 2009

Safety Advocates file petition to curb cell use

Study found that texting increased the risk of a safety-critical driving event for truck drivers by 23.2 times. Another study conducted in 2006 found that drivers using cell phones failed to stop at stop signs 10 times more often than drivers not using cell phones.
Motorcoach| September 3, 2009

FMCSA posts proposal to increase UCR fees

Believes its proposed new fee levels will both encourage states to aggressively enforce the UCR fees rule and generate the necessary revenue to execute state motor carrier safety programs.

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