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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.

Raymond Martinez Begins Tenure as New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao swears in Raymond P. Martinez as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. From left: Raymond Martinez, his wife Marin Gibson and Secretary Elaine L. Chao. Photo credit: USDOT

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today swore in Raymond P. Martinez as the sixth Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

“Ray’s years of experience

Hours of Service of Drivers; Electronic Logging Devices; Limited 90-Day Waiver for Old Dominion and Other Motor Carriers Experiencing Problems Integrating PeopleNet ELD System Updates Into Their Fleet Management Systems

SUMMARY: FMCSA grants a limited 90-day waiver from the Federal hours-of-service (HOS) regulations pertaining to electronic logging devices (ELDs) for Old Dominion Freight Lines, Inc. (Old Dominion) and other motor carriers in similar situations due to issues concerning the integration of PeopleNet's ELD software into fleet management systems. The Agency has initiated this action in response to a waiver request from Old Dominion. Specifically, Old Dominion has asked for relief from the grandfather provision of the ELD regulations, allowing them to add vehicles to their fleet using software that is not fully compliant with the ELD rule, provided the conditions specified in the waiver are met. FMCSA has determined that granting this waiver to Old Dominion, as well as other similarly situated carriers, is in the public interest and will likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to the level that would be achieved absent the waiver, based on the terms and conditions imposed in this notice.

Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; Motion Picture

SUMMARY: FMCSA grants the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) a five-year exemption from the electronic logging device (ELD) requirements for all commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers providing transportation to or from a theatrical or television motion picture production site. MPAA requested this exemption to allow these drivers to complete paper records of duty status (RODS) instead of using an ELD device. FMCSA has determined that the unique aspects of these drivers' operations, combined with additional oversight of their paper RODS, is equivalent to that which would result from the use of ELDs for their particular operations, and therefore provides an equivalent level of safety. 

Hours of Service; Electronic Logging Devices; Limited 90-Day Waiver; Truck Renting and Leasing Association, Inc.

SUMMARY: FMCSA grants a limited 3-month waiver from the Federal hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for electronic logging devices (ELDs) to motor carriers and drivers operating property-carrying commercial motor vehicles (CMV s) that are rented for a period not exceeding 30 days. The Agency takes this action in response to a waiver request from the Truck Renting and Leasing Association, Inc. (TRALA). The Agency has determined that granting this waiver is in the public interest and will likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to the level that would be achieved absent the waiver, based on the terms and conditions imposed.