Safety & Compliance

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FMCSA Warns Drivers About Defective Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The FMCSA has issued a safety advisory to drivers and passengers of commercial vehicles, warning them of the risks and regulations associated with transporting damaged or defective lithium batteries and the recently recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device.


Two Charged with Impersonating Transportation Agencies

Two individuals have been charged for allegedly tricking small trucking companies into paying them for federal and state motor carrier registrations by impersonating government transportation agencies.

Controller Sean McAllister and Director of Safety John Bowlby hold the National Tank Truck Council Outstanding Safety Performance Trophy at the entrance to Carbon Express headquarters.


How Carbon Express Did a 180 on Safety

When Steve Rush was an owner-operator, he would have laughed at the notion that one day he would be running a tanker fleet that would be recognized as the safest carrier by the National Tank Truck Council in the 15 million miles and under category.

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Roadcheck 2016 Scores Record Low in Out of Service Violations

For the second year in a row, out-of-service violations were issued at record-low levels by inspectors during the 2016 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance International Roadcheck.


DOT Committee to Offer Autonomous Vehicle Advice

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced plans to establish an Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation to help frame federal policy on the development and deployment of autonomous cars and trucks.


Magellan Rolls Out Trio of Fleet Management Solutions

GPS navigation vendor Magellan has rolled out three fleet management solutions, including a rugged navigation device, hours of service compliance solution, and routing solution aimed at municipal fleets.

Forward-facing cameras catch the action. Hopefully you're not in the wrong at the time. YouTube screen capture.


Is a Video Safety Strategy in Your Future?

Fleets are becoming very curious about on board video recording devices. There are dozens of very good reason to get get serious about acquiring such systems, but there's a downside to the systems as well. Mike Nalepka, CEO of, shared his thoughts on truck cams at Bobit Business Media's Fleet technology Conference in Schaumburg, Ill.

Photo by Thi Dao.


NHTSA Official Talks Autonomous Vehicles, Safety Tech at FTX

In his keynote address at the 2016 Fleet Technology Expo, the director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Vehicle Research and Test Center provided an overview of vehicle safety technologies, covering systems that have recently been introduced to the market as well as technologies currently being developed, such as autonomous vehicles.


Mini Strobe LED Fits Several Applications

The Super Bright LEDs Low Profile Vehicle LED Mini Strobe Light is a multi-purpose SAE Class 1 LED strobe light that can be used in a variety of applications.

Photo: Great Dane


Great Dane Brings New Safety Features to Everest Reefer Trailers

Great Dane is introducing several new features designed to improve the safety of drivers, pedestrians, and the food transported in its Everest refrigerated trailers.

Do you have an ELD game plan?
This white paper will guide you through the main stages and considerations of the selection and deployment process. It was developed in collaboration with Annette Sandberg, truck safety consultant, compliance expert and former FMCSA administrator, and offers suggestions and best practices to ensure you don’t overlook any important factors in choosing the best ELD solution for your business.
Lift Axles: What, When, Where and How
The maze of requirements and proliferation of lift axles on the market can be perplexing. Hendrickson presents this comprehensive guide to determine lift axle requirements and how to choose the right equipment.
The Fleet Regulatory To-Do List for 2016 and Beyond
Keeping up with changing regulations is not easy, especially when the regulations are complex or confusing. Download this fleet regulatory to-do list to learn more, and get ahead of changing trucking industry regulations.
Effecting Real Performance Change thru Driver Coaching
The best athletes improve their performance by reviewing game file with their coaches. As it turns out, the same approach works for drivers.


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