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Dock Stop Designed to Prevent Accidents at Warehouse Gates

The Dock Stop Gate is designed to prevent fork trucks from driving or backing off docks at warehouse and facility gates.

Photo via Minesweeper/Wikimedia.

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Safety Groups Seek End to Roadway Fatalities

A coalition of safety groups has released an ambitious plan to eliminate roadway deaths by 2050 in response to rising fatalities in recent years that have reversed the progress of earlier decades.

It's hard to deny that electronic logging devices have had an effect on the trucking industry in the short time since they were mandated, but it might not be in the ways you'd expect. HDT File Image

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Despite Full ELD Enforcement, Truck Capacity Increased

It's hard to deny that electronic logging devices have had an effect on the trucking industry in the short time since they were mandated, but it might not be in the ways you'd expect.

Violations of the ELD rule found during roadside inspections since full enforcement kicked in are now being used in the Safety Measurement System. Image: FMCSA

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FMCSA Now Recording ELD Violations in SMS

Violations of the electronic logging device rule found during roadside inspections since full enforcement kicked in on April 1 are now being used in the Safety Measurement System that drives the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Carrier, Safety, Accountability enforcement program.

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Tesla Removed from Crash Investigation for Violating NTSB Rules

Tesla will no longer be able to participate in the National Transportation Safety Board investigation of a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model X after it violated the agency’s rules on sharing investigative information before being vetted and confirmed.

Inspectors found RC Stone & Farms had transported explosive materials without following safety rules or filing proper paperwork. Photos courtesy FMCSA

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HazMat Hauler Shut Down for Moving Explosives Without Regard for Safety

The FMCSA has ordered Tennessee-based trucking company Rock Stone Company to cease all transportation of explosives and hazardous materials after it was found to pose an imminent hazard to public safety.

This year's Operation Safe Driver Week has been set for July 15-21. Photo: CVSA

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Operation Safe Driver Week Set to Begin July 15

Operation Safe Driver Week has been set for the week of July 15-21, 2018, with law enforcement around the country joining in on the effort to spot unsafe driving behaviors by commercial vehicle drivers and passenger vehicles.

Photo of 2018 F-150 pickup courtesy of Ford.

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Ford Recalls F-Series Trucks, Expedition for Shifter Cable

Ford is recalling an estimated 350,000 2018 F-150 and 2018 Expedition vehicles with 10-speed automatic transmissions as well as 2018 F-650 and F-750 vehicles with six-speed automatic transmissions because a clip that locks the gear shift cable may not be fully seated.

You can challenge citations you believe were in error – including ELDs – via FMCSA's DataQs process.

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Get Dinged Wrongly for an ELD Violation? Here's How to Challenge It

Full enforcement of the electronic logging device mandate that went into effect April 1 means you may need to challenge incorrect citations and inspection reports. Here are tips for filing successful Data Q challenges.

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Many States Falling Short on Distracted Driving Laws

Some 20 states still lack texting while driving bans for all drivers or total cellphone bans for teens and novice drivers, according to the National Safety Council (NSC).

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