Safety & Compliance

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October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Technology, CSA, and a Culture of Safety

Research shows that making 'chores' socially competitive is a sure-fire way of provoking behavioral change.

By Tom Nunlist, Associate Editor

Technology is not only changing what the driver looks for in the job, but also what the job looks for in the driver

Tags: Drivers

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TCA's Safety Professional of the Year Sets the Tone

Don Lacy, TCA's 2011 Safety Professional of the Year

By Tom Nunlist, Associate Editor

When Don Lacy implemented weekly safety meetings as one of his first actions as director of safety at Prime Inc.

Tags: Topics & Trends

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fair Credit Reporting Act Affects Driver Hiring

By Rob Moseley, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

Last May, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Admini­stration began its pre-employment screening program service, or PSP. The PSP service compiles information regarding driving records of commercial drivers for use by motor carriers in making employment decisions

Tags: Drivers

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CSA's Cargo BASIC Demands More from Flatbed and Open Deck Carriers

Carriers want fair and consistent enforcement of regulations that are  understandable and teachable.

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Open-deck carriers will have a lot on their minds going forward

Tags: Compliance

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Synthetic-Web Strapping Under Scrutiny

Testing demonstrated that even minor cuts in the sides of the tested straps caused failures at much lower tension than expected.

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

What do you know about the synthetic web strapping you use to secure cargo? What you need to know is that it has a label, tag or stencil showing the manufacturer's name and/or trademark, and the working load limit of the strap in pounds or kilograms. You've got all that? The label even says the strap is DOT approved. You're good to go, right? Guess what? There are no DOT standards for cargo strapping

Tags: Equipment & Technology

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Government Cracks Down on Distracted Driving; What's a Fleet to Do?

By Guest commentary Christian Schenk, vice president, product marketing, Xata

It's a fact: Fleets with the highest safety performance records also have stringent policies on in-cab cell phone use, according to the recent Strength in Numbers Fleet Benchmarking Study sponsored by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety

Tags: Equipment & Technology

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Future of Roadside Inspections

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

You're driving down the road and approaching a truck weigh/inspec­tion station. An amber light blinks on the dash, advising that your driver and vehicle credentials, vehicle condition and trip information are being gathered and transmitted to the inspection station's computers for analysis. A few moments later, the light blinks green.

Tags: Equipment & Technology

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

FleetMind White Paper Offers Tip and Tools to Ensure Waste Fleet Safety

FleetMind Solutions, Inc., has released a white paper called "Waste Fleet Safety: Tips and Tools to Ensure Safe Driving" that discusses strategies for improving waste fleet safety

Tags: Drivers

January 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fatigue Study Provides Basis for 34-Hour Restart Proposal

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

The 34-hour restart gives daytime drivers a chance to catch up on their rest, but it does not work as well for night drivers. In fact, it may even be detrimental to driver performance

Tags: Drivers

December 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Using Technology to Combat Distracted Driving

By Jim Beach, Contributing Editor

Distracted driving has been the subject of two national DOT summits in the past two years, and new Federal Motor Carrier rules that became effective in October prohibit commercial drivers from texting while driving

Tags: Equipment & Technology

December 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

11 Trends to Watch for 2011

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor, and Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

1. CSA will demand better safety performance The federal truck safety program formerly known as CSA 2010, now simply CSA for Compliance, Safety and Accountability, is widely viewed as a game-changer for trucking. It kicked into gear this month and will get up to speed over the coming year.

Tags: The Bottom Line

December 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Getting Beyond Hours Of Service - Model Fatigue Management Program Nears Readiness

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

The hours of service rules are hot news right now, with possible changes pending in a rewrite that's due before the end of the year

Tags: Compliance

December 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Taking Safety To A Higher Level: Fatigue Management Is About More Than Hours Of Service

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

Back in 2001, Dupre Logistics had a problem. The Louisiana fleet was having too many accidents, some of them fatal

Tags: Drivers

December 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

A Different Approach To Accident Litigation

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

A fatal accident caused by a truck driver starts a chain of events that are disruptive, dispiriting and hugely expensive

Tags: Compliance

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Studies Show Strict Fleet Cell Phone Policies More Effective Than State Cell Phone Laws

By Truckinginfo.com Staff

A fleet safety study recently released by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, suggests that companies that strictly enforce their no-cell-phone policies have a lower crash rate than companies with milder enforcement policies

Tags: Drivers

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CVSA Vision: Safety Is More than Enforcement

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is best known as the outfit that issues those clearance stickers to trucks that pass a roadside inspection. That has been the alliance's core program since it was founded in 1980

Tags: Topics & Trends

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Carrier Alliance Pushing for Congress to Pass EOBR Mandate Next Year

A group of carriers is pushing to make electronic logs mandatory. (Photo courtesy PeopleNet)

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

The group of trucking companies that is pushing legislation to mandate electronic onboard recorders plans to spend the rest of the year gathering allies and building support for passage of the bill next year

Tags: Compliance

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Not Using PSP Could Be 'Huge Mistake'

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

At a time when we're dealing with more acronyms than ever from the U.S. Department of Transportation - CSA 2010, HOS, EOBRs - there's one that may be getting overlooked: PSP, or pre-employment screening program

Tags: Drivers

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Sleeping Monster? Sleep Apnea Can Create Legal Risks for Trucking Companies

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

Sleep apnea is a public health problem and a truck safety problem that could soon morph into a legal problem for the trucking industry

Tags: Drivers

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Volvo Trucks Lauds North America's Safest Fleets

MacKinnon Transport, Inc. of Guelph, Ont., and Upper Lakes Foods of Cloquet, Minn, recognized for their high standards and demonstrated commitments to safety, were named winners of the 2010 Volvo Trucks Safety Award

Tags: Topics & Trends

October 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Study: Mandatory Alcohol Testing Cuts Risk of Alcohol Involvement in Fatal Crashes

A study by scientists at Columbia University found that mandatory alcohol testing programs for commercial truck drivers may have contributed to a significant reduction in alcohol involvement in fatal motor carrier crashes

Tags: Compliance

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Driving With the Wingman Collision Avoidance System

An arc of red lights along the top of the speedometer and an audible beeping alert the driver when something's too close up ahead. (Photo by Volvo)

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Think of any rear-end accident you've ever seen or heard of, where a truck slams into a stopped or slower-moving vehicle. What was its cost in injuries, lives and property damage

Tags: Equipment & Technology

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Safety Specs: A Crash Course

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Spec'ing truck components for the safest possible operation is the right thing to do, but it comes at a cost. But it may be a cost you cannot afford to avoid

Tags: Equipment & Technology

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Safety Technologies & Lawsuits

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

Widespread adoption of high-tech safety technologies, such as collision warning systems with adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning systems, stability control, fatigue warning devices and other technologies, could have a significant impact on litigation in the futur

Tags: Topics & Trends

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Searching For Middle Ground In Highway Debate

By Oliver Patton, Washington Editor

Oliver Patton's monthly update from Washington includes a report on the federal highway program, the Highway Trust Fund, and congestion pricing in New York City.

Tags: Volvo, Clean Air Retrofit

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Student Driver Scam

By Deborah Whistler, editor

Swindlers are using carrier data to steal from trainees.

Tags: Driver Training, Crime & Fraud

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Risky Business: The Pitfalls of Not Managing the Dangers in the Shop

By Deborah Lockridge

OSHA Fines, Worker's Comp Claims, Lost Productivity, Lawsuits, Higher Insurance Costs, Equipment Downtime. The Pitfalls of Not Managing the Dangers in the Shop

Tags: Productivity, OSHA, Lawsuits, shop management, Workers' Compensation, insurance costs, equipment downtime

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Getting 'Em Back On The Road - Fast

By Steve Mitchell, managing editor

Used to be, when a driver's rig stopped dead in its tracks, that driver was in for some serious downtime. He had to put out the cones, lock up the cab, then walk or hitch a ride to the nearest pay phone.Then, seemingly overnight, the cell phone arrived, an invention that could turn a daylong nightmare into a few hours of inconvenience.

Tags: GPS, Cell Phone Use, breakdown products

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Fleets as Test Labs

By Deborah Lockridge, HDT editor

Real world testing by savvy fleets makes for better products.

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New CARB Rules Loom

By HDT Staff

In a year, older diesel-powered reefers — even those meeting federal emissions rules — will no longer be welcome in California.

Tags: CARB, Reefers, Reefer

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