USDOT Taking Steps to Improve Commercial Vehicle Safety

US Department of Transportation

In September 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced awards of over $70 million in safety-focused grants. States and educational institutions received training, education, and technology grants and funding to improve and enhance c...

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Suspended Trucking Regulations: What This Means for Your Safety on the Road

If there is an emergency that requires transportation of vital goods and services to a disaster area in the United States, the President, a state governor or the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) can declare an suspension of certain trucking regulations. Such a suspension occurred ...

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Driver Shortage Means Increased Risk of Truck Crashes

Driver Shortage and Truck Accidents The United States is currently facing a severe shortage of truck drivers. While this fact is alarming, it isn’t surprising. Driving a semi-truck is hard:There are the long days and weeks—sometimes even months—away from home. Myriad health problems ...

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