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If you are interested in searching for press releases prior to 2021, please visit our News Archive.

Robin Hutcheson Announced as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that Robin Hutcheson will become the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. As Deputy Administrator, Ms. Hutcheson will serve as the Acting Administrator.

Since January 2021, Ms. Hutcheson has served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Safety Policy for the U.S. Department of Transportation in the Biden-Harris Administration. In this role she led safety policy for the Department, and

FMCSA Declares Florida Motor Carrier to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared West Palm Beach based Professional Marine Hauler’s LLC, USDOT No. 3574084,  to be an “imminent hazard” to public safety and has ordered the company and its principals, Claudia Angeligue Abreu and Ariel Martinez, to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations. The company and principals were served the federal order on January 14, 2022.

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DOT, DOL Announce Expansion of Trucking Apprenticeships, New Truck Driver Boards and Studies to Improve the Working Conditions of Truck Drivers

Expanded Registered Apprenticeship Programs, Women of Trucking Advisory Board, Truck Leasing Task Force; Detention Time & Compensation Studies; grants to speed up CDL licensing; and Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot will build on the Biden-Harris Trucking Action Plan and ongoing efforts to Diversify and Improve the Truck Driver Profession Washington, DC -- In December, as part of Administration’s approach to strengthen America’s supply chains, address bottlenecks, and lower prices for

DOT, Dept. Of Education Announce Temporary Waiver to Help Increase the Number of School Bus Drivers Nationwide

WASHINGTON – To help states and municipalities that are experiencing a shortage of school bus drivers recruit new hires, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in coordination with the Department of Education, today announced it would give states the option of waiving the portion of the commercial driver’s license (CDL) skills test that requires school bus driver applicants to identify the “under the hood” engine components.  All other components of the written and road test

FMCSA’s Meera Joshi Leads First Truckers Listening Session in South Carolina in Support of the Biden-Harris Trucking Action Plan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Deputy Administrator Meera Joshi met with independent truck drivers last week in Charleston, South Carolina.  At the roundtable, DOT officials spoke with truck drivers about how the FMCSA will work closely with its federal and state partners to address truck driver retention, wages, sufficient and safe overnight parking, and barriers facing those wishing to enter the

FMCSA Deputy Administrator Meera Joshi Convenes Meetings in Midwest To Discuss Truck Driving and Supply Chain

WASHINGTON – Continuing the Biden Administration’s whole-of-government approach to addressing supply chain disruptions, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Deputy Administrator Meera Joshi met with multiple transportation organizations in the Midwest this week.  The meetings focused on strengthening commercial vehicle safety, bolstering truck driver availability, and improving rail-to-truck supply chain efficiencies.

FMCSA Declares New York Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard

​​​​​​​WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared New York-licensed commercial driver Bobir M. Kholmurodov to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce.  Kholmurodov was served the federal order on September 21, 2021.

FMCSA Awards More Than $76 Million in Grants to Improve Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has awarded more than $76 million in grants to states and educational institutions to enhance commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety.  All 50 states, the District of Columbia, plus the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are slated to receive federal funds.