February 17, 2016 - Industry News
Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council show an 8% increase in 2015 compared to 2014.
Tags: National Safety Council, Road Deaths
February 10, 2016 - Industry News
The Florida Department of Transportation will start work next month on the Interstate 10 and U.S. 301 interchange project. The interchange is designed to accommodate increased truck traffic in the area.
Tags: Road Construction, I-10, Florida Department of Transportation
The National Transportation Safety Board determined the probable cause of a fatal truck crash two year ago was a trucker's fatigue – but it said a carrier's failure to adhere to HOS rules and “inadequate safety oversight by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration" contributed as well.
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, NTSB, Fatigue
February 1, 2016 - Industry News
Meritor announced a one-year extension of “Shoes for Soldiers” and will donate up to $70,000 from remanufactured brake sales and corporate matching funds to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation.
Tags: Charity, Meritor, Veterans, Hiring Veterans
January 27, 2016 - Industry News
Carriers can improve the productivity and performance of drivers by meeting their requests to take time off, according to the results of a recent study conducted by Stay Metrics.
Tags: Driver Shortage, driver performance, Driver Retention, Stay Metrics
January 26, 2016 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge have announced the 2016 Best Fleets to Drive For, a listing 20 for-hire trucking companies deemed to be outstanding workplace experiences for employees and truck drivers.
Tags: Truck Drivers, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, CarriersEdge
OSHA has fined Brindi Trailer Sales and Services for illegally terminating a driver who brought up safety concerns about his truck.
Tags: DOT, Vehicle Safety, OSHA, Pennsylvania, Fines, Out of Service Violations
January 22, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Training Center has announced two webinars about the new electronic logging device mandate to help fleets comply with the rules.
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, Webinar, ELDs
January 20, 2016 - Industry News
Truck driver Steve Elliot of Phenix City, Ala., has been named a Highway Angel by the TCA for helping a woman search for her missing baby after she crashed her car into a creek.
Tags: Accidents, Truck Drivers, TCA, TCA Highway Angel
January 15, 2016 - Industry News
U.S. Xpress has announced a pay raise for solo truck drivers who have remained accident- and ticket-free with no CSA violations for at least 12 months as part of an effort to focus on driver safety.
Tags: driver safety, CSA, Driver Shortage, U.S. Xpress, Driver Pay
January 14, 2016 - Industry News
NTSB's new “Most Wanted List” of safety improvements stresses the continuing need to reduce accidents caused by drivers who are impaired by alcohol and/or drugs as well as those who are distracted or fatigued.
Tags: driver safety, Highway Safety, NTSB
January 13, 2016 - Industry News
The new rule prohibiting acts of coercion aimed at compelling truck drivers to violate federal safety regulations takes effect on Jan. 29.
Tags: FMCSA, Truck Drivers, Driver Coercion
January 7, 2016 - Product News
A digital referral feature has been added to WorkHound’s driver recruiting and retention platform, allowing drivers to refer possible new hires through the WorkHound app.
Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention
January 7, 2016 - Industry News
Women In Trucking is seeking industry professionals for its Image Team to represent the association and bring awareness to causes affecting women in the trucking industry.
Tags: Women in Trucking, MATS, Women Drivers
January 5, 2016 - Industry News
TravelCenters of America is offering a selection of fitness, food and wellness options aimed guiding drivers toward a healthier lifestyle.
Tags: Driver Health, TravelCenters of America, Driver Wellness
FMCSA is seeking comment on an exemption sought by CRST from the rule that requires the holder of a commercial learner's permit to always be accompanied by a commercial driver's license holder seated in the front seat while the CLP holder performs behind-the-wheel training on the road.
Vehicle size and weight violations topped the list of the most common warnings and citations given during CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week late last year.
Tags: Citation, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA
December 30, 2015 - Industry News
Massive flooding caused by heavy rains in Northeastern Missouri has closed more than 225 roads in the state as the Mississippi River overruns its banks and threatens to break levees in several areas.
Tags: Missouri Department of Transportation, Flooding, Missouri, Road Closure
December 29, 2015 - Industry News
The truck driver who rear-ended comedian Tracy Morgan’s limousine, injuring him and killing another comedian, has been indicted for charges of manslaughter, vehicular homicide and aggravated assault.
Tags: Accidents, Fatal Accidents, NTSB, Fatigue, Walmart
December 28, 2015 - Industry News
A historic bridge collapsed in Paoli, Ind., when a truck driver drove across it despite the truck weighing nearly 24 tons more than the bridge's posted weight limit.
Tags: Accidents, driver safety, Indiana, Bridges
December 21, 2015 - Industry News
FMCSA will lower the annual minimum random drug-testing rate for CDL holders from 50% of the average number of CDL-driver positions to 25% annually for the 2016 calendar year, effective Jan. 1.
Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing
December 17, 2015 - Industry News
A DOT data-collection request could be first step toward federal regulation of the testing and treatment of truck drivers for obstructive sleep apnea.
Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea
December 15, 2015 - Industry News
The 2015 Rush Truck Centers Tech Skills Rodeo wraps up in San Antonio with the awards ceremony.
Tags: Rush Truck Centers, Technician Training
December 10, 2015 - Industry News
By early December 2017, an estimated 3 million commercial drivers will have thrown out their paper logbooks. A long-anticipated rule requiring electronic logging devices (ELDs) for truck and bus driver hours of service was announced Thursday morning.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Hours of Service, ELDs, Medium-Duty Trucks
December 3, 2015 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association is partnering with Rolling Strong to offer a driver wellness program for carriers called TCA Wellness that will launch in January 2016.
Tags: Driver Health, TCA, Driver Wellness, Rolling Strong
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