October 7, 2016 - Industry News
FMCSA has ordered Georgia-based trucking company Industrial Transit to cease all interstate and intrastate operations after a truck hauling Takata airbag components exploded, killing a person and leveling a home.
Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, Fatal Accidents, Hazardous Materials, Imminent Hazard
July 29, 2016 - Industry News
Arlington, Wash.-based Smokey Point Distributing, a Daseke company, has been named the Washington Trucking Association’s “Safety Fleet of the Year” in the common carrier (over 5 million miles) category.
Tags: driver safety, Fleet Safety, Smokey Point Distributing, Daseke Inc.
July 1, 2016 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has named Bob Wyatt of Schneider, its 2016 International Driver Excellence Award winner.
Tags: driver safety, Truck Drivers, Awards, CVSA
June 9, 2016 - Industry News
OSHA is ordering NFI Interactive Logistics to reinstate and pay upwards of $276,000 to a driver who was fired after refusing to violate hours of service regulations to complete a delivery.
Tags: driver safety, OSHA, HOS, Employment
June 6, 2016 - Industry News
Passengers riding in large commercial trucks will soon be required to use seat belts when the vehicles are operated on public roads in interstate commerce.
Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, Seat Belts
May 31, 2016 - Industry News
Safety system provider IMMI demonstrated its RollTe, side roll airbag protection system in a live demonstration on a World War II-era airstrip.
Tags: driver safety, Crash Tests, Roll Stability, RollTek
March 30, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has prohibited Ontario, Canada-licensed truck driver Inderjit Singh Gill from operating any commercial vehicle in the U.S. for falsifying records and repeatedly ignoring out-of-service violations.
Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, Hours of Service, Fatigue, Imminent Hazard, Out of Service Violations
March 29, 2016 - Product News
ProSight Specialty Insurance is offering an enhanced drug test that goes beyond standard DOT-compliant testing to identify drug-using drivers that are not usually detected.
Tags: driver safety, Drug Testing, ProSight
March 17, 2016 - Industry News
PacLease has launched a subscription-based safety course program called PacTrainer, offering over 360 online courses and tutorials aimed at improving driving skills and compliance.
Tags: PacLease, driver safety, Driver Training, J.J. Keller, Online Training
February 24, 2016 - Industry News
Goodyear Tire & Rubber will announce the winner of the 33rd Goodyear Highway Hero Award on March 31, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.
Tags: driver safety, Truck Drivers, Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero
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
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
October 1, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has concluded data collection for the congressionally-mandated study on the effects of hours-of-service restart regulations.
Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, Hours of Service, Fatigue, 34-Hour Restart, Restart Study
July 9, 2015 - Industry News
The CVSA has named Con-way Freight driver Ross Reynolds the first winner of its International Driver Excellence Award.
Tags: Drivers, driver safety, Awards, CVSA
March 31, 2015 - Industry News
The FMCSA declared driver Robert Lee Turner an imminent hazard after he struck an officer at the Port of Savannah and was subsequently charged with driving while under the influence.
Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, Drugged Driving, Alcohol Testing
February 23, 2015 - Industry News
For rescuing an unconscious man from a burning car the Truckload Carriers Association named escort driver Joe Bearce a Highway Angel.
Tags: driver safety, Escort, TCA, TCA Highway Angel
February 5, 2015 - Industry News
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is heading the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s study of the 34-hour restart provision of the Hours of Service rule for truck drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, HOS, 34-Hour Restart
January 12, 2015 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations announced the 31 finalists in the running to be named Captains of the 2015-2016 America’s Road Team. Judges will decide the winners on January 13th.
Tags: driver safety, ATA, Awards, America's Road Team
December 29, 2014 - Industry News
Pilot Flying J named Kyle Cones as its 2014 Road Warrior winner. Cones is a U.S. Army veteran and driver for Pride Transport. He will receive a $10,000 check for winning the award.
Tags: driver safety, Awards, Pilot Flying J, Road Warrior
December 18, 2014 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is asking for nominations for the International Driver Excellence Award.
Tags: driver safety, International, Awards, CVSA
December 1, 2014 - Industry News
C.R. England is asking for a rule exemption to improve its driver training process.
Tags: CDL, Driver Training, C.R. England, Regulations, driver safety
October 28, 2014 - Industry News
Truck drivers who use prescribed narcotics should not be allowed to drive, say the doctors who advise the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. That could mean changes in driver medical exams.
Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, MCSAC, Medical Examiners, Medications, Driver Health, Regulations
October 20, 2014 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations named 32 professional truck drivers as finalists for the 2015 America’s Road Team captains. America’s Road Team is a group of drivers with good safety records picked to represent the trucking industry.
Tags: driver safety, ATA, America's Road Team
October 6, 2014 - Industry News
SAN DIEGO -- Volvo Trucks announced its 2014 Safety Awards winners on the exhibit hall floor of this year’s American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.
Tags: driver safety, Volvo Trucks, ATA MC&E
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