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U.S. Department of Transportation Assists in Distributing One Million Protective Masks to America’s Truckers

April29, 2020 Contact: FMCSA Public Affairs Email: FMCSA.Publicaffairs@dot.gov Tel.: (202) 366-9999 U.S. Department of Transportation Assists in DistributingOne Million Protective Masks to America’s Truckers   WASHINGTON– The U.S. Department of Transportation’s FederalMotor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), on behalf of theAdministration and under the leadership of Secretary Elaine L. Chao, is assisting in the distribution of one million protective masks to the nation’s commercial truck drivers.  “UnderSecretary Chao’s leadership, the Department of Transportation been...

US Department of Transportation Expands National Emergency Declaration for Commercial Vehicles Delivering Relief in Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety  Administration (FMCSA) today issued an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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US Department of Transportation Issues National Emergency Declaration for Commercial Vehicles Delivering Relief in Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This declaration is the first time FMCSA has issued nation-wide relief and follows President Trump issuing of a national emergency declaration in response to the virus. 

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FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Identifies Nearly 8,000 Substance Abuse Violations in First Weeks of Operation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today released data following the first weeks of operation of its Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. The information released showed that the clearinghouse has detected and identified nearly 8,000 positive substance abuse tests of commercial drivers since January 6, 2020.  The clearinghouse now has more than 650,000 registrants.

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Extension of Compliance Date for Entry-Level Driver Training

ACTION: Interim final rule with request for comment. SUMMARY: FMCSA is amending its December 8, 2016, final rule, "Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators" (ELDT final rule), by extending the compliance date for the rule from February 7, 2020, to February 7, 2022. This action will provide FMCSA additional time to complete development of the Training Provider Registry (TPR). The TPR will allow training providers to self-certify that they meet the training requirements and will provide the electronic interface that will receive and store entry-level...

FMCSA Declares Nevada Trucking Company Owner/Driver to be an Imminent Hazard

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Nevada-licensed commercial driver Mamadou Diaby to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce.  Diaby was served the federal order on January 3, 2020.

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