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August 25, 2014
FMCSA Names Acting Administrator

T.F. Scott Darling III has been named Interim Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

The news comes in a farewell message to staff from outgoing Administrator Anne Ferro, circulated by the FMCSA communications office. An FMCSA spokesman said there would be no immediate additional comment.

Darling was appointed FMCSA chief counsel by President Obama in September 2012. He came to FMCSA from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the public transit agency serving the greater Boston area, where he served as the deputy chief of staff and assistant general counsel, according to the official FMCSA biography updated Monday.

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August 18, 2014
Out-of-Service Violations

HOS and brakes top out-of-service violations in this year's Roadcheck inspection blitz...

Of the 72,415 drivers inspected in this year’s Roadcheck inspection spree, 4.8 percent were placed out-of-service, and more than half of those were placed out-of-service due to hours of service or logbook violations.

The 72-hour inspection event was held June 3-5, and the driver out-of-service rate rose slightly from last year’s 4.3 percent. The rate of vehicle out-of-service orders, however, fell to 18.7 percent from 2013’s 20.6 percent.

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August 11, 2014
Top States For Inspections

Where the inspection action is? Among all 48 continental states, 2013 saw 29 states increase their attention to moving violations....

Total inspections nationwide fell by less than a percentage point in 2013, but in Pennsylvania, Georgia and other high-traffic areas, inspectors cranked up their activity.

The state rankings shown below for overall inspection intensity are based on two measurements. One is the total truck and driver inspections performed during 2013. The other is total lane-miles of National Highway System roadway within each state.

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