January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Oliver B. Patton
In the two years it has been up and running, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrations Compliance, Safety, Accountability program has demonstrated many flaws and shortcomings. But the program is credited with the signal achievement of shining a brighter light on truck safety.
Tags: Topics & Trends, FMCSA, CSA, MCSAC
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released new materials to assist motor carriers in identifying and addressing their safety and compliance issues.
These materials include the Safety Management Cycle, an important tool that Agency Safety Investigators use during on-site investigations.
Tags: Topics & Trends, CSA, FMCSA, Safety, Compliance
December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Nearly 100 people participated in a webinar last month on the truck parking shortage and innovative ways this problem can be addressed.
The webinar was put on by the Trucking Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition.
Several studies dating back to the 1990s have found that there is an inadequate supply of truck parking, especially along key freight corridor
Tags: Topics & Trends, Truckstops, Parking
October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief & Jim Beach, Contributing Editor
In 1986, the Chernobyl-4 nuclear reactor exploded, spewing molten core fragments and radiation. It killed more than 30 people and contaminated 400 square miles around the Ukrainian plant.
A "poor safety culture" was identified as a major factor. That was one of the first uses of the term
Tags: Topics & Trends
October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Contributed HNi
With a hard market on the way for the insurance industry, it's more important now than ever to shore up your safety program (although developing a safety culture should always be a focus, no matter what the market conditions.
Tags: Topics & Trends, Safety, Insurance
June 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Jim Beach, Contributing Editor
Technology plays a role in promoting safety at Maverick Transportaton in Little Rock, Ark. But the technologies deployed "are part of our overall safety program and a part of our safety culture," says Dean Newell, vice president of safety and driver training
By Jim Park, Contributing Editor
Vehicle maintenance violations are a huge threat to a carrier's safety record. There are close to 200 separate violations on FMCSA's list of point-carrying infractions, and many carry ratings of 5 points or higher
May 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Genevieve Conti, Assistant Editor
Rocha Transportation and Bison Transport, winners of the 2012 Truckload Carriers Association's National Fleet Safety Award, admit that maintaining a high level of safety is hard work
October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Nick Erdmann, Transport Security
Cargo theft has impacted nearly every industry, from paper products to televisions
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.
November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
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
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
May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
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
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