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FMCSA

Raymond P. Martinez Begins Tenure as New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator

 WASHINGTON – 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 promoting traffic safety at the state level, as well as his knowledge of the commercial motor vehicle industry, will help FMCSA fulfill its critical mission of improving truck and bus safety,” said Secretary Chao.Martinez most recently served eight years as the New Jersey Motor Vehicle...

FMCSA Annual Awards Ceremony

Remarks Prepared for Delivery byThe Honorable Elaine L. ChaoSecretary, U.S. Department of TransportationFederal Motor Carrier Safety AdministratorAnnual Awards CeremonyWashington, DCThursday, December 7, 2017 Thank you Cathy (Gautreaux) so much for that introduction. Good morning, everyone. I am so pleased to attend the Administrator’s awards recognizing outstanding performance by our colleagues in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.While this is my...

FMCSA To Announce Additional ELD Transition Guidance

 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that in advance of the Dec. 18, 2017 implementation of the Congressionally-mandated electronic logging device (ELD) rule, and to further facilitate transition to the rule by motor carriers, the Agency will be providing guidance related to enforcement procedures during the ELD transition.  These will include a 90-day temporary waiver from the ELD requirement for...

FMCSA Awards More Than $70 Million in Grants to Enhance 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 $70 million in grants to states and educational institutions to enhance commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety.“Our shared goal of a safer transportation system is a top priority,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.  “These grants will further assist state and local officials in their efforts to prevent commercial motor vehicle...

Emergency Declaration Issued by USDOT in Advance of Hurricane Irma

 WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao has directed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to issue a Regional Emergency Declaration in advance of Hurricane Irma for the States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Emergency Declarations trigger the temporary suspension of certain Federal safety regulations for motor...

FMCSA Announces Electronic Logging Device Implementation National Tour

New public education campaign is designed to help commercial motor vehicle drivers transition to electronic logging devicesWASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced its electronic logging device (ELD) Implementation National Tour – a public education and outreach campaign geared towards helping commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers transition to ELDs.In several cities across the country...

FMCSA Declares Alabama-based Trucking Company to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

 
WASHINGTON – 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...

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

 WASHINGTON -- 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.On March 17, 2017, Lampley, a commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder, was operating a large commercial truck along Interstate 24 in...

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

WASHINGTON -- 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.  Speyrer was served the federal order on March 10, 2017.
On October 16, 2016, Speyrer, a commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder, placed an emergency call for medical assistance...