Safety & Compliance

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CVSA’s Annual Roadcheck Kicks Off June 7

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck is set to take place June 7-9 across North America.

HDT Executive Editor David Cullen (right) presents Nussbaum Transportation’s Jeremy Stickling with the inaugural HDT Safety and Compliance Award.

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Omnitracs Sponsors HDT’s Safety & Compliance Award

Fleet management and telematics software provider Omnitracs is sponsoring this year’s Safety & Compliance award which, recognizes industry leaders who have demonstrated excellence in fleet safety.

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Sleep Apnea Screening Carries High Costs for Drivers

A recent survey on screening and treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea found that drivers were bearing many of the costs associated with the condition.

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

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Daimler Recalls Sprinter 2500, 3500 Vans

The recall, limited to 55 vans in the 2015 and 2016 model years, will address the risk of windows separating during a crash.

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House Committee Includes Restart Rollback in THUD Bill

The House Appropriations Committee passed a Fiscal Year 2017 transportation spending bill with some key trucking provisions Tuesday, including addressing problems in a previous bill that threatened the industry’s use of a 34-hour restart on driver hours of service.

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Senate Keeps Hours-of-Service Fix in Funding Bill

The Senate has passed a transportation funding bill that includes a fix of earlier legislative language that muddied what might happen to the Hour of Service rule’s restart provisions if a mandated study cannot show that the restart changes benefitted drivers.

U.S. Capitol Photo: David Cullen

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HOS Restart Reform Keeps Cranking on Capitol Hill

Updated on May 20: A House Appropriations subcommittee has advanced language to “fix” the Hour of Service rule’s 34-hour restart provisions that goes much further than a measure contained in a bill passed by the full Senate on May 19.

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OSHA Orders Trailer Company to Pay $190K to Fired Safety Manager

OSHA has ordered tank trailer company Polar Service Centers to reinstate and pay $190,547 in back wages and damages to a fired safety manager who voiced safety concerns about a customer.

Photo: J.J. Keller

Articles

ELDs: What Happens When You Have to Rent a Truck?

Truck rental and leasing companies say the electronic logs mandate presents problems for them and their customers.

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Groups Offer Free Truck Parking App

The recently formed Truck Parking Leadership Initiative is developing a free app called Park My Truck to locate truck parking information and find available spaces for drivers.

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