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DOT Bans All Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones From Airplanes

DOT Bans All Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones From ...

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), today announced it is issuing an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States. Individuals who own or ....

FMCSA Issues Final Rule on Windshield-Mounted Technologies

FMCSA Issues Final Rule on Windshield-Mounted Technologies

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a final rule to amend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to allow the voluntary mounting of certain devices on the interior of the windshields of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), including placement within the area that is swept by the ....

FMCSA Launches New Safety Campaign For Sharing The Road

FMCSA Launches New Safety Campaign For Sharing The ...

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced the launch of its new safety-focused campaign, "Our Roads, Our Responsibility," to raise public awareness about how to operate safely around large trucks and buses, or commercial motor vehicles (CMVs)."Trucks and buses move ....

FMCSA Issues Safety Advisory on Electronic Smoking Devices

FMCSA Issues Safety Advisory on Electronic Smoking Devices

News DigestFMCSA Issues Safety Advisory Related to the Possession and Use of Battery-Powered Portable Electronic Smoking Devices in or Around Commercial Motor Vehicles. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is issuing a Safety Advisory to provide notice and information to owners and operators of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) concerning ....

Look Before You Book

Look Before You Book

Cost effective… energy-efficient… comfortable… It’s little wonder that bus travel is growing in popularity.  And, overall, buses are one of the safest passenger options. But even one crash is too many – particularly if you, a loved one, or your travel group is affected.When planning a trip, exciting destinations and fun ....

FMCSA Bulletin Regarding Obstructive Sleep Apnea

FMCSA Bulletin Regarding Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The purpose of this bulletin is to remind healthcare professionals on FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (the National Registry) of the current physical qualifications standard and advisory criteria concerning the respiratory system, specifically how the requirements apply to drivers that may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). ....

FMCSA to Maintain 50 Percent Random Drug Testing Rate

FMCSA to Maintain 50 Percent Random Drug Testing ...

FMCSA to Maintain 50 Percent Random Drug Testing Rates through 2015.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported today that the annual minimum random controlled substances testing rates for employees in safety sensitive positions, including tractor-trailer and bus drivers, will remain at 50 percent through 2015.  The agency’s decision ....