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July 29, 2016 - Industry News

Smokey Point Distributing Honored Again for Safety Efforts

Chris Zondlo, SPD safety coordinator (2nd from left), receives a Great West Safety Award from Great West’s Kevin Skow (far left), and the WTA’s Safety Fleet of the Year Award from Jason Berry, Washington State Patrol assistant chief (2nd from right) and Tom Walrath, of T.E. Walrath Trucking and WTA president (far right). Photo: Daseke

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.

June 16, 2016 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Conference to Explore Changing Truck Safety Technology

The 2015 Fleet Safety Conference. Photo: Mark Campbell

Hot-button safety and compliance issues such as electronic logs and the technology at work behind tomorrow's autonomous vehicle will be discussed at next month's Fleet Safety Conference.

Tags: driver safety, Bobit Business Media, Fleet Safety, Fleet Safety Conference, Fleet Events

June 9, 2016 - Industry News

OSHA Backs Driver Fired for Refusing to Violate Safety Regs

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

FMCSA Rule Requires Passengers to Wear Seat Belts in Large Trucks

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

February 5, 2016 - Industry News

TCA Names Division Winners of National Fleet Safety Awards

Last year's Fleet Safety Award winners recieving their awards. Photo: TCA

The Truckload Carriers Association has selected the division winners for its National Fleet Safety Awards, which honor trucking companies that demonstrate a commitment to safety and accident reduction.

Tags: driver safety, TCA, National Fleet Safety Awards

January 15, 2016 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Bases Driver Pay Hike on Safety Record

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: Cut Impaired, Distracted, Fatigued Driving

Image: NTSB

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

June 17, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Alliance: Senate Should Ditch Funding Riders that “Compromise Safety”

Photo: The Trucking Alliance

The Trucking Alliance is urging the Senate to reject riders to the funding bill that “would compromise truck safety” by reducing funding for certain truck-safety programs and for infrastructure improvements.

Tags: driver safety, Highway Safety, Highway Funding

May 1, 2015 - Industry News

Bakery Fleet Boosts Safety with SmartDrive Video System

Diagram of feedback loop for video-based safety program. Image: SmartDrive Systems

Within the first three weeks after it deployed the SmartDrive Systems video-based driver safety program, Mid South Baking Company boosted its internal safety score by 68%.

Tags: driver safety, Technology, In-Vehicle Video, SmartDrive Systems

April 30, 2015 - Product News

Seeing Machines Launches Vision-Based Accident Avoidance

The moment an accident threat is detected, new system alerts the driver and monitoring staff through in-vehicle alarms and seat vibrations. Image: Seeing Machines

Seeing Machines has announced the U.S. launch of Seeing Machines Fleet, an accident-avoidance solution that helps truck drivers and fleet operators better manage fatigue and distraction events in real time

Tags: driver safety, Accident Prevention, Distracted Driving, Fatigue

April 23, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA May Reward Carriers for Going Beyond Safety Regs

Image: FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on its potential development of a program that would take into consideration a motor carrier’s “proactive voluntary implementation of state-of-the-art best practices and technologies” when evaluating the company’s safety program.

Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, Highway Safety, CSA

April 9, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Orders S.C. Trucking Company Shut Down

Image: FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Association declared Darlington, S.C.-based trucking company Carnell Pompey to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered it to immediately shut down.

Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Regulations, driver safety

April 3, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA to Hike Fines on June 2

Many FMSCA fines will go up on June 2.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today published an adjusted schedule of civil penalties for violating federal safety rules. FMCSA said the changes will take effect on June 2.

Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, Fleet Safety, Out of Service Violations

March 18, 2015 - Industry News

MCSAC Public Meeting on Awarding Credit for Safety Programs

The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee will hold a two-day public meeting later this month on how to “credit carriers and drivers who initiate and establish programs that promote safety beyond the standards established in FMCSA regulations."

Tags: driver safety, Fleet Safety, FMSCA

March 11, 2015 - Industry News

National Fleet Safety Winners Named At TCA Convention

Photo courtesy of TCA

The Truckload Carriers Association named FTC Transportation of Oklahoma City and Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba as the two grand prize winners of its National Fleet Safety Award.

Tags: driver safety, TCA, National Fleet Safety Awards

March 10, 2015 - Industry News

Oakley Transportation Names New Safety Director

Kelly McDowell, Director of Safety and Compliance at Oakley Transportation Group. Photo courtesy of Oakley

Oakley Transportation Group has named Kelly L. McDowell its new Director of Safety and Compliance. He will be charged with integrating safety programs within every section of the company.

Tags: driver safety, Leadership, Safety & Compliance, People

February 26, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Seeks Out Safest Fleets

Volvo Trucks is seeking entries for the Volvo Trucks Safety Award which recognizes two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs.

Tags: driver safety, Volvo Trucks, Fleet Safety, Awards, ATA MC&E

February 23, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Named Highway Angel for Pulling Man from Burning Car

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

VTTI Tasked with HOS Restart Study

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

December 29, 2014 - Industry News

TCA Announces Fleet Safety Division Winners

The Truckload Carriers Association announced 18 division winners for its 2014 National Fleet Safety Awards.

Tags: driver safety, Awards, Fleet Safety Award, TCA, Truckload Carriers Association

December 1, 2014 - Industry News

C.R. England Seeks Driver Training Exemption

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

November 10, 2014 - Industry News

Frito-Lay Recognizes Million Mile Safe Drivers

Frito-Lay North America recognized 106 over-the-road drivers in the U.S. and Canada who have driven more than 1 million accident-free miles. This year, six drivers reached more than 3 million accident-free miles and 24 drove more than 2 million.

Tags: driver safety, Accident Prevention, Driver Training, Million Mile Club, Frito-Lay North America

October 20, 2014 - Industry News

Finalists Selected for America’s Road Team

America's Road Team Truck: Photo by Volvo.

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

August 29, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Will Study Driver Pay Impact on Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun a study of the relationship between safety and driver pay. The agency is asking for comments on a plan to see if there is a connection between industry pay practices and safe driving.

Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, Driver Pay, Drivers

July 23, 2014 - Industry News

OOIDA Praising Truckers’ Lawsuit Over Driver Safety Records

Six members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a class-action suit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week under the Federal Privacy Act charging that the agency is unlawfully disseminating reports of driver safety records to potential employers.

Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, OOIDA, Litigation

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