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FMCSA Revises Security Plan Requirements

On March 9, 2010 PHMSA narrowed the list of hazardous materials carriers that need a security plan and to provide in-depth training to hazardous materials employees.  The final rule takes effect on Oct. 1, 2010; however, voluntary compliance is authorized beginning April 9,...

FMCSA Stepped-Up Enforcement on Distracted Driving

FMCSA has kicked off a pilot program in NY and CT to test whether concentrated law enforcement can make drivers put down their cell phones. “Law enforcement will be out on the roads in Syracuse, N.Y., and Hartford, CT.  The FMCSA’s messageis “If a driver is caught with a cell phone in one hand, they’ll end up with a ticket in the other,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement on 4/8/2010.. “High-visibility enforcement” will be conducted in the Syracuse area beginning April 8, 2010 through April 17, 2010 and in the Hartford area from Saturday through April 16, 2010 DOT said.    Effective February 15th, 2010: Pennsylvania will adopt the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria and the appalicable Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

Do Not Let This Happen To You!

A local NY company involved in a fatal accident and driver was found to have false logs. New rules for CMV’s designed to transport between 9 and 15 passengers The new regulation takes effect on May 3, 2010 (the day you will be cited) but no later than June 1, 2010 (the day they will fine you if they discover this violation).  CMV’s designed to transport between 9 and 15 passengers (including the driver) are now subject to the FMCSR’s; Parts 387, 390-399.  This applies to interstate commerce (including passengers picked up and delivered to airports) for more information go to:   On-board recorders will be required The DOT will require on-board recorders for all companies that get a Critical violation on a review for Part 395 violations.  The new rule will go into effect on June 1, 2012.  Companies that do get a Critical violation in Part 395 will have to install on-board recorders on all of their trucks for at least two years regardless of when the truck was...

FMCSA Notice Confirms New CSA 2010 Implementation Timeline

As reported in last week’s Friday Final, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a new implementation timeline for the CSA 2010 program. In a Federal register notice published today, FMCSA confirms that Nov. 30, 2010 is the new implementation date for CSA 2010 to formally replace the longstanding SafeStat program. Basic data available to carriers Beginning on Monday, April 12,2010 FMCSA will provide all carriers with an opportunity to preview their CSA 2010 performance data sorted into the seven CSA 2010 categories, but not their scores or percentile rankings (comparison to “peers.”) To view this data, carriers will need to go to, and enter their Personal Identification Number...

Truck & Bus Compliance Auditing Services

P.O. BOX 12633
Albany, NY 12212

Phone: (518) 466-9866