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New USDOT Pilot Program Provides Boost to Military Recruitment

OMAHA, Neb. – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao, today joined Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer and Congressman Don Bacon to announce that the Department of Transportation will launch a pilot program to permit 18-20 year olds who possess the U.S. Military equivalent of a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate large trucks in interstate commerce.

“This program will allow our Veterans and Reservists, to translate their extensive training into good-paying jobs operating

FMCSA Declares Georgia Commercial Vehicle Driver to be an Imminent Hazard

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Georgia-licensed commercial driver Steven F. Hoppenbrouwer to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce.  Hoppenbrouwer was served the federal order on June 19, 2018.On April 5, 2018, Hoppenbrouwer, a commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder, was operating a Freightliner Minibus along Interstate

FMCSA Announces Clarifying Regulatory Guidance for Transportation of Agricultural Commodities, Personal Conveyance

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced new regulatory guidance clarifying the longstanding 150 air-miles hours-of-service agricultural commodity exemption as well as providing additional explanatory detail of the “personal conveyance” provision.

“Due to input from commercial vehicle stakeholders and the public, the Department has taken steps to provide greater clarity and flexibility regarding the intent and effect of

FMCSA Declares Georgia Trucking Company to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered an Acworth, Georgia-based trucking company, Daya Trucking, LLC, USDOT No. 3020203, to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations after investigators found the company to pose an imminent hazard to public safety.  Daya Trucking, which operates 39 trucks hauling general freight, was served the federal order on April 23, 2018.

In March 2018, after receiving

FMCSA Notice on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is ensuring the stability of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) website, the security of the data, and the privacy of drivers and medical examiners.  This is of paramount concern.  There was an unsuccessful attempt by someone to compromise the NRCME website.  It is conclusive that there was no personal information exposed.

Currently, there are several key features available on the National

FMCSA Shuts Down Tennessee-based Hazardous Materials Trucking Company

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered a Crossville, Tennessee-based trucking company, Rock City Stone Company, LLC, does-business-as RC Stone & Farms, USDOT No. 3035947, to immediately cease all transportation in commerce of explosives and/or a placardable quantity of hazardous material (HM) after a federal investigation found the company to pose an imminent hazard to public safety.  RC Stone & Farms was served

FMCSA Declares Pennsylvania Commercial Vehicle Driver to be an Imminent Hazard

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Pennsylvania commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder Jasmine S. Smith to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered her not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce.  Smith was served the federal order on April 3, 2018.

On November 3, 2017, Smith was arrested for driving-under-the-influence (DUI) after the school bus she was operating

FMCSA PUBLIC NOTICE: Dr. Kenneth Edwards, Doctor of Chiropractic, Phenix City, Alabama

On February 21, 2018, Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.), National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (“National Registry”) No. 4114329794, of Phenix City, Alabama, was arrested after being indicted by a Federal Grand Jury.  Dr. Edwards was charged with crimes including conspiracy, wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, making false statements, and falsification of federal records.

The investigation initiated by the U.S. Department of Transportation

FMCSA Declares Kentucky Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Kentucky-licensed truck driver Jerry L. Jasper to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce.  Jasper was served the federal order on March 19, 2018.

FMCSA Announces New ELD Waiver for Transporters of Agricultural Commodities and Additional Transition Guidance

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced additional steps to address the unique needs of the country’s agriculture industries and provided further guidance to assist in the effective implementation of the Congressionally-mandated electronic logging device (ELD) rule without impeding commerce or safety.