The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) withdraw the March 10,2016, advance notice of propsed rulemaking concerning the prevalence of moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among individuals occupying safety sensitive positions in highway and rail trasportation, and its potential consequences for the safety of highway and rail transportation. 

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FMCSA and FRA Withdraw Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Obstructive Sleep Apnea among Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers and Rail Wokers

Washington - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today issued a final rule that expands the Department's current drug testing panel to include certain semi-synthetic opioids (i.e., hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone) to its drug testing panel for DOT-regulated industries. This is a direct effort to enhance safety, prevent opioid abuse and combat the nation's growing opioid epidemic. The DOT currently requires drug testing of safety-sensitive employees in the transportation industries.

Consequently, DOT-regulated employers will be required to test for these highly abused opioids beginning on January 1, 2018. 

Find more information on the final rulemaking click here.

U.S. Department of Transportation Publishes Drug Testing Rule to Enhance Safety While Combating the Opioid Epidemic
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FMCSA Adds 12 Violations to SMS, Updates SMS Website

FMCSA added 12 violations to the Safety Measurement System (SMS) to give large truck and bus companies a more complete picture of their safety performance. This update aligns with recent changes to FMCSA's roadside inspection collection software and builds on efforts to continuously improve the consistency of data in the Agency's systems, so enforcement personnel can make the best decisions impacting safety on our Nation's roads.

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New texting and mobile phone restrictions for commerical motor vehicle (CMV) drivers

The FMCSA and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) have published rules specifically prohibiting interstate truck and bus drivers and drivers who transport placardable quantities of hazardous materials from texting or using hand-held mobile phones while operating their vehicles. The joint rules are the latest actions by the U.S. Department to end distracted driving. Violations can result in fines and/or driver's Safety Measurement System (SMS) results.

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May 2016 State Occupationa Employment and Wages Estimates Wisconsin

These occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association

The Wisconsin Motor Carrier Association is a non-profit trade association, representing the interests of commercial truck users operating within and through Wisconsin. 

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Welcome to Pre-Employment Screening Program

This program helps carriers make more informed hiring decisions by providing secure, electronic access to a commercial driver's five- year crash and three-year inspection history. PSP records are available for commercial drivers and companies conducting pre-employment screening for the carrier industry.

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Interactive Driver Licensing Guide

The interactive driver licensing guide is a helpful tool for those looking for information on driver licensing, commercial driver licensing or Identification (ID card) requirement.

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Trucking Industry Observes Traffic Incident Response Week

This week, the Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration, its key partners and responders around the country will mark the second annual Traffice Incident Response Week.

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