Safety & Compliance

Belly strapping: The lower stack of this load was secured before the top stack was placed aboard and tied down. There are more than enough straps to satisfy safety and regulatory demands. Photos: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

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Cargo Securement: What You Need to Know

Securing loads is a matter of safety and good business. If a piece of cargo is damaged because it shifts or falls off a trailer, the carrier and driver won’t be paid because the load didn’t get delivered, and someone could get hurt or killed.

Image: FMCSA

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Truck Groups Ask Chao to Kill Safety Fitness Determination Proposal

A large coalition of groups representing property and passenger carriers is requesting that Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao rescind the Carrier Safety Fitness Determination notice of proposed rulemaking issued over a year ago by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Photo courtesy of Lytx.

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Fleets Increasingly Adding Video Telematics From Lytx

Lytx has increased subscriptions for its video-based telematics system by more than 25% in global markets in the past year since being acquired by private equity firm GTCR, the company announced.

J.B Hunt is among the member companies of the Trucking Alliance seeking an exemption to let them conduct hair-testing for pre-employment drug testing of driver applicants. Photo: Drivewyze

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Trucking Alliance Pulls Hard for Hair-Testing

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security (a.k.a. “Trucking Alliance”) has submitted a set of comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to support a petition calling for motor carriers to be exempt from having to use urinalysis to test for drug use by CDL driver applicants.

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SmartDrive Announces 94% Growth In 2016

The company has also reported a growth of almost 400 percent over the past three years.

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Knowing Isn't Fixing

Safety technology on trucks is one reason crash rates, injury rates and fatalities have fallen over the past two decades. Yet insurance rates and the costs of settlements they represent have gone up. Why?

Last year's Goodyear Highway Hero Award winner, Julian Kaczor. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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Goodyear Announces Highway Hero Award Finalists

Goodyear Tire& Rubber has announced the finalists for its 34th Goodyear Highway Hero Award, honoring truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others.

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Two Detroit DOT Workers Charged in CDL Fraud Scheme

Two employees of the City of Detroit Department of Transportation have been charged with forgery and bribery related to a commercial driver’s license fraud scheme.

Photo via Arizona Department of Transportation

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Arizona Uses Road Sensors to Spot Ice Before It Forms

Sensors installed at three locations along Interstate 40 west of Flagstaff, Ariz., are helping the Arizona Department of Transportation detect and address icy road conditions before they are present.

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J.J. Keller & Associates Offers Transportation Safety Management Training

J.J. Keller & Associates has introduced Everyday Transportation Safety Management: A proactive and Practical Approach for the Transportation Safety Professional, a new resource for transportation safety professionals.

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