Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
- Homepage: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/
September 2007: 'We chose to do this incrementally and cautiously,' said John Hill, who runs the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which regulates truck safety and is responsible for the trucking plan. 'These carriers are going to be safe.'http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-09-04-mexican-trucks_N.htm
December 2006: "To keep his exemption, he must obey a complicated protocol to show the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that he remains fit. Every three months, he has to report how much he drives and his sugar levels. If he has an accident, even if someone rams his car while he’s in a movie, he has two days to alert the government. He has seven days to let the government know if he has a new car or a new phone number."http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/26/health/26workplace.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Owned by (partial or full, past or present) Department of Transportation/Transportation Department (DOT) Organization Dec 26, 2006 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) John H. Hill Person Sep 6, 2007
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QUOTE: The low-cost tour-bus industry, where drivers often work long hours for little pay, has come under renewed scrutiny... Drivers, tour operators and watchdog groups say that many employees receive no benefits, work long hours and are poorly compensated... Federal rules that restrict drivers’ hours are only sporadically enforced, and some drivers say they have felt pressure to take long-haul trips that often stretch beyond the legal limit.
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QUOTE: Critics say the one-year experiment to test the free-trade measure will unleash a flood of dangerous trucks. It would, they say, increase illegal immigration and drug smuggling and threaten to expose the country to terrorists.
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QUOTE: diabetics contend that they are being blocked by their employers from the near-normal lives their doctors say are possible. But the companies say they are struggling, too, with confusion about whether diabetes is a legitimate disability and with concern about whether it is overly expensive, hazardous and disruptive to accommodate the illness.
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