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FMCSA Declares Alabama-based 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 a Beatrice, Alabama-based trucking company, Jeffery Finklea, doing business as J & L Trucking, USDOT No. 2479654, to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations after a federal investigation found the company to pose an imminent hazard to public safety.  J & L Trucking, which operates two trucks transporting general freight, was served the federal order on April

FMCSA Declares Kentucky Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Kentucky-licensed truck driver Dalton McCoy Lampley to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.  Lampley was served the federal order on March 31, 2017.

FMCSA Declares Georgia Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Georgia-licensed truck driver Christopher M. Speyrer to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce.  

FMCSA Initiates Annual Drug and Alcohol Information Survey

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has begun notifying selected truck and bus companies that they will be required to submit their 2016 USDOT drug and alcohol testing program results within 60 days as directed by 49 CFR § 382.403

The Annual Drug and Alcohol Information Survey results are used to determine

FMCSA Sets Schedule for Safety Fitness Determination - Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

On January 21, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to update its present Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) methodology and enhance the Agency’s ability to identify non-compliant motor carriers.   The NPRM public comment period ended June 23, 2016.  

In order to thoroughly evaluate and possibly incorporate comments received, and to allow the Agency to

FMCSA Hours of Service Reponse

In carrying out its s.afety mandate, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) partners with stakeholders to reduce bus and truck-related crashes.  To support this effort, FMCSA issued its 2011 hours-of-service (HOS) rule. While these new provisions were in place, there was (1) a decrease in the frequency of drivers using long work schedules, (2) a lower risk of driver fatigue, and (3) a reduction in the number of commercial vehicle crashes involving fatalities. This GAO report recognizes these achievements and also reported no increase in the number of large truck crashes during the morning rush hours between 5:00am and 9:00am.