Proposed Training for Entry-level CMV Operators

OVERVIEW On March 7, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed new training standards for individuals applying for a new commercial driver’s license (CDL). The standards would also apply for CDL upgrades and certain CDL endorsements—hazardous materials, passenger or school bus. The proposal would require affected individuals to complete a course of instruction…

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Was your Airbag Recalled?

Over 20 vehicle manufacturers have recently issued recalls for the millions of vehicles that contain defective airbags. Numerous safety studies have shown that airbags manufactured by Takata, a Japanese auto part supplier, may deploy improperly in the event of a crash and shoot out metal fragments. Although Takata first announced the defect in 2013, the…

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Vehicle Recalls Reach a Record High

Fifty million vehicles operating in the United States have been recalled due to safety issues, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 25 percent of recalled vehicles are never repaired. That’s why it’s important to be proactive about vehicle recalls. There are two ways to determine if your vehicle has been recalled:…

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