Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Bans Truck Driver Text Messaging

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a final rule banning commercial drivers from text messaging on the road to decrease Missouri truck accidents. The FMCSA recently prohibited on-the-job text messaging by commercial truck drivers. Under the new regulation, motor carriers cannot require… read more

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Program Tested, Found Effective

The federal government recently evaluated the cost and effectiveness of the Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) program in Missouri. The CSA is a federal initiative designed to strengthen the safety of the nation’s public roadways. The CSA aims to improve the safety of large trucks… read more

FMCSA Holds Public Meeting On National Registry

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will be holding a public meeting (dated June 11, 2012) in Washington, D.C. concerning the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (the “National Registry”). The FMCSA initially published the National Registry in the Federal… read more

FMCSA Changes Safety Program After Reaching Settlement

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) changed how information will be published on the website of its safety accountability program for motor carriers. This change in Missouri motor carrier regulations is a part of a settlement ending recent litigation with trucking associations. The Compliance… read more

FMCSA Announces Final Rule Banning Trucker Cell Phone Use

The United States Department of Transportation announced a new final rule banning cell phone use by interstate truckers earlier this week. The Department of Transportation enacted the rule as a part of its concerted effort to decrease Missouri distracted driving truck accidents. The rule prohibiting… read more

5-year-old Injured In Trucking Accident

A 5-year-old from Warrensburg, Missouri was injured in a Benton County Missouri trucking accident on Monday evening. The accident resulted in injuries for two adults as well. The multivehicle truck accident occurred on August 15, 2011 at 7:20pm as two tractor trailers drove on US-65… read more

FMCSA Strengthens Trucker Drug Restrictions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), an agency of the United States Department of Transportation, promulgated a new final rule to emphasize that illegal drug use can bar a truck driver from operating a commercial motor vehicle. FMCSA regulations are an important safeguard of… read more

FMCSA Improves Motor Carrier Regulations Concerning Hazardous Materials

Enforcing motor carrier safety regulations decrease the risk of Missouri trucking accidents. When motor carriers such as trucking and passenger bus companies know that safety regulations will be enforced, they comply with safety regulations. Since safety regulations are designed to decrease the risk of a… read more

FMCSA Establishes A Consumer Checklist For Choosing Moving Companies

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has recently established a checklist for consumers to better help them choose “responsible” interstate moving companies. Consumers often choose moving companies when they have to transport a large amount of personal property from one… read more

FMCSA Initiates U.S.-Mexico Trucking Pilot Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has launched a pilot program to facilitate long-haul trucking across the border of the United States and Mexico. The program is designed to determine whether Mexican motor carriers may operate beyond the areas along the United States and… read more