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Hyundai Agrees to Pay $17.35 Million Fine in Brake Defect Case

Automaker Failed to Report Defect in a Timely Manner

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced that Hyundai has agreed to pay a $17.35 million civil penalty and comply with NHTSA oversight requirements outlined in a Consent Order as a result of the manufacturer failing to report in a timely manner a safety-related defect affecting 2009-2012 Hyundai Genesis vehicles.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, OSHA, Sign Agreement Strengthening Protections for Workers from Coercion, Retaliation

Contact:  FMCSA Office of Communications
Phone:  (202) 366-9999
www.fmcsa.dot.gov

Contact:  OSHA Office of Communications
Phone:  (202) 693-1999
www.osha.gov                                                                                

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, OSHA, Sign Agreement Strengthening Protections for Workers from Coercion, Retaliation 

News Digest DOT 61-14

Cyber Security Training DVD Now Available to the Maritime Industry.  The Maritime Administration has announced the availability of a free, computer-based training course (CBT) on cyber-threats in the maritime environment.  The DVD will assist vessel owners and operators, merchant mariner unions, maritime academies, and other maritime organizations with training U.S.

U.S. Department of Transportation Expands Air Carrier Reporting Requirements for Incidents Involving Animals During Air Transport

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a final rule that expands the Department of Transportation’s current requirement that air carriers report incidents involving the loss, injury or death of an animal during air transport to the Department.  The rule will become effective on January 1, 2015.

FMCSA Shuts Down Minnesota-based Bus Company as an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Lakeville, Minn.-based On Eagles Wings Charters, Inc., USDOT No. 1100785, to immediately cease all passenger transportation operations after finding that the company was endangering the traveling public by failing to ensure the safety of its vehicles and drivers.

News Digest DOT 53-14

FMCSA Grants Exemption to Livestock Haulers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that drivers of vehicles hauling livestock will be granted a one-year exemption from the 30-minute break requirement during the first eight hours of a shift.

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Winners of Pedestrian Safety Grants

Louisville, New York City and Philadelphia to Receive Funding to Raise Awareness, Provide Education, Increase Enforcement

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced that Louisville, Philadelphia and New York City will receive grants totaling approximately $1.6 million for public education and enforcement initiatives to improve pedestrian safety.  The new grants are part of the Department’s Everyone Is a Pedestrian campaign to help communities combat the rising number of pedestrian deaths and injuries that have occurred from 2009 through 2012.

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