motor carrier

  1. Emily

    Ohio motor carrier pleads guilty to reincarnating company five times

    An Ohio-based carrier was handed down a stiff fine of more than half a million dollars by a U.S. district court judge. The carrier had established five “chameleon” carriers over the course of four years and also failed to report cash transactions to the Internal Revenue Service, according to...
  2. Maria

    Select motor carriers required to respond to FMCSA drug survey

    A portion of trucking companies will soon receive notification from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that they will be required to submit their 2016 Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing program results within 60 days. The annual Drug and Alcohol Information...
  3. Maria

    FMCSA changing definition of high-risk motor carrier

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is changing its definition of what constitutes a high-risk motor carrier. In a March 7 notice in the Federal Register the agency said this will identify a smaller number of carriers overall but that those identified will present a higher safety...
  4. Mike

    The Truckers Forum October 2015 Competition - Win A Rand McNally Motor Carriers Atlas!

    The Truckers Forum is happy to announce a top poster contest for October 2015. The winner will win a new Rand McNally Motor Carriers Atlas. Two runner ups will win a one year Supporting Membership at our forum. The contest is simple. Make the most posts during the month of October and you will...
  5. Maria

    Picket line: Port drivers strike against specific Los Angeles motor carriers

    By Charlie Morasch, Land Line contributing writer A labor strike slowed shipping times and clogged truck lanes at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach during multiple weekday and weekend stretches during the last year. On Saturday, April 25, a group of port drivers serving Los Angeles...
  6. J

    Motor carrier exemption to overtime pay! Petition

    It's time us truck drivers stand up and demand overtime. We are not second class citizens! We deserve overtime just like anyone else! Sign it and share it we need 100,000 signatures!
  7. Maria

    Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee has new chairman

    By Land Line staff A committee that advises the FMCSA on cross-border trucking, electronic logging devices and other programs and proposals has a new chairman. Col. Scott Hernandez of the Colorado State Patrol, former vice chairman of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee, is now the...
  8. Maria

    Missouri man convicted of embezzling $4.9 million from motor carrier

    By Charlie Morasch, Land Line contributing writer A former employee of a large Missouri motor carrier will serve nearly six years behind bars after being convicted of embezzling $4.9 million. David VanWinkle, 61, of Neosho, Mo., was sentenced on Friday, Sept. 19 by U.S. District Judge Gary...
  9. Maria

    FMCSA offers suggestions to motor carriers for avoiding fraud schemes

    By Land Line staff The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is once again reminding motor carriers to be on the lookout for a new fraud scheme designed to get banking and financial information from unsuspecting victims. “Motor carrier service providers and third-party administrators or...
  10. Maria

    FMCSA issues slew of shut down orders for four motor carriers in four states

    By Land Line staff Two passenger bus carriers in Georgia and South Carolina and two trucking firms in Massachusetts and Iowa were shut down by federal regulators, who declared all four companies to be imminent hazards to public safety. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a...
  11. Maria

    Colorado Motor Carriers Association urges donations to Red Cross

    By Greg Grisolano, Land Line staff writer The president of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association is encouraging those looking to support the relief efforts underway in flood-ravaged Colorado to contribute funds to the American Red Cross. “We are working with the state and our carriers on...
  12. Maria

    Senate unveils motor carrier safety proposal for highway bill

    A U.S. Senate committee is getting serious about issues that affect truckers, including driver training, detention time, cab crashworthiness and EOBRs. The Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee is gearing up to add motor carrier safety provisions to the next surface transportation...
  13. icefisher47

    Motor Carriers Book

    Wondering where I can get a copy of the motor carriers book?
  14. Maria

    FMCSA Motor Carrier Safety Specialist sentenced for accepting bribes

    Eric Hernandez, a former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Motor Carrier Safety Specialist, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Laredo, Texas, Nov. 3 for accepting a bribe. He was sentenced to serve six months imprisonment, six months home confinement and three years...
  15. Maria

    Motor carrier identity stolen, along with three truckloads of beer

    It happens all too often. Someone takes a name and a motor carrier number from a small trucking company listed online, sees a valuable load on a load board website and calls a freight broker to take the load. Only days later, the broker and shipper try to punish the trucking company – a victim...
  16. Maria

    Motor carriers asked to weigh in on CSA

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today launched a survey to identify CSA impacts on trucking operations, as well as carrier perceptions and attitudes toward the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new regulatory program. The survey, targeted to...
  17. snowflake

    California DMV Enrolls in Motor Carrier Insurance Database

    receive insurance information for trucking companies that use subscribing insurance companies. NOR, which contains motor carrier insurance certificate information submitted from insurance companies, is now currently operating in 19 other states. It allows the industry to electronically submit...
  18. G

    Gordon Driver Awarded Driver of the Month by the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association

    Pacific, WA (April 12, 2011)—Gordon Trucking Inc. driver Brian Runnels was recently selected as Wisconsin’s January 2011 Driver of the Month by the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association. Brian’s exemplary 17-year safe driving record earned him this honor and distinction from the association...
  19. Maria

    CSA motor carrier ratings go live to public

    With little fanfare, the Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 – CSA 2010 – motor carrier compliance measure system went live to the public on Sunday, Dec. 12. It’s now being called the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program and has dropped the 2010. The motor carrier profiles can be viewed...
  20. Maria

    Investigation accentuates hole in FMCSA motor carrier vetting process

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is ill-equipped to adequately vet the influx of applications — hundreds each week — for the various authorities sought by motor carriers, creating a situation where companies needing more scrutiny can easily slip through the cracks, a two-month...