Safety & Compliance

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U.S. DOT Proposes 4 Opioids for Drug Testing Panel

The Department of Transportation is proposing to add four opioids (hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone) to its drug-testing panel

Camera-based safety systems offer monitoring, analytical and training benefits, say providers. Photo: MiX Telematics

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Video-Based Safety Systems: Worth A Closer Look?

Fleets may be wise to check out the latest technological advances in video-based driver safety systems.

Still from a YouTube video of a Tesla S model owner using the vehicle's autopilot mode.

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Tesla AutoPilot Crash Investigation Yields Autonomous Tech Insights

The government has closed its investigation into a fatal crash between a Tesla on AutoPilot and a tractor-trailer that raised questions about the safety of autonomous vehicles, and the report offers a number of insights into the advanced driver assist technologies on the path to “self-driving” vehicles.

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Tolls: Managing Your Drop in the Bucket

No matter what you think about public-private partnerships — not to mention the various authorities that predate the National Highway System — they can make fleet compliance complicated. Navigating the various tolling systems in each state can be confusing, but here are some tips to help figure it all out.

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FMCSA Suspends Rollout of Online DOT Registration System

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended the rollout of its new online Unified Registration System until technical issues are resolved.

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FMCSA Begins Annual Drug Testing Survey

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has started notifying selected truck and bus companies that they will be required to submit drug and alcohol testing program results within 60 days.

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Volvo Recalls Over 6,000 Trucks Due to Potential Brake Issue

Volvo Trucks North America has issued a recall of certain VNL, VNM and VNX truck models to incorrect software for controlling the electronic air dryer that may result in oil and water contaminating the brake system.

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Driver Detention Rule Shelved For Now

A federal rule regulating driver detention may be shelved for the foreseeable future.

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Safety Council Head to Advise DOT on Automation

National Safety Council CEO Deborah Hersman will provide the Department of Transportation counsel on issues related to the use of automation to prevent road deaths.

Elaine Chao at her Jan. 11 confirmation hearing. Looking on is her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Screenshot via Senate Commerce Committee

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Chao Pitches Private Infrastructure Investment in Confirmation Hearing

During her Senate confirmation hearing on Jan. 11, Elaine Chao unequivocally signaled her willingness to cooperate with Congress to enact the trillion-dollar infrastructure investment plan floated by President-elect Trump if she is indeed confirmed as the next secretary of transportation.

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