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FMCSA Issues Regional Emergency Declaration to Prepare for Hurricane Florence

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued an emergency declaration on Sept. 10, in expectation of the arrival of Hurricane Florence. The declaration provided for the smooth flow of people, equipment and supplies during and after the emergency, in the affected states. The declaration is posted below, in its entirety, unedited. The primary mission of FMCSA is to “prevent crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.”

Calif. State Legislature OKs Bill to Start School Later

The California State Assembly has voted to pass the School Start Time Bill, SB 328, which says it would give students more sleep time, by a 41-30 vote. It was then approved by the Senate, 23 to 13, and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature. “Now that the 2018 session has concluded, the Governor has until the end of September to sign or veto the bills the Legislature sent to his desk,” explained State Senator John Moorlach, CPA, on his Facebook page.

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NTSB Schedules Video Crash Recordings Webinar for Sept. 13

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced an important upcoming event today, “Reducing CMV Crashes Through the Use of Video Recorders Webinar.” The live broadcast has been scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PDT. Registrants will be able to ask questions at the conclusion of the event.

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