December 7, 2016 - Industry News
Special legislation, in the form of a Continuing Resolution, introduced in Congress in hopes of averting a year-end government shutdown contains language that would permanently fix the glitch in previous legislation that threatened the use of a 34-hour restart as part of the hours-of-service rule for truck drivers.
Tags: Hours of Service, HOS, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
A very long-awaited final rule on national minimum training standards for entry-level applicants seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license or certain endorsements was announced on Dec. 7 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Driver Training, Commercial Vehicle Training Association
U.S. Xpress has accepted an invitation to join the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as The Trucking Alliance, beginning in 2017.
Tags: U.S. Xpress, The Trucking Alliance
December 5, 2016 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations has hired Michael Cammisa as the lobby’s new vice president of safety policy and connectivity.
Tags: ATA, People, Leadership
December 2, 2016 - Industry News
The latest release of SmartDrive’s video-based analytics platform and safety program includes new capabilities for capturing and delivering videos, improving the video-coaching process and driver-performance analytics as well as custom policy configurations.
Tags: SmartDrive Systems, video-based safety
The long-anticipated final rule to establish a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial truck and bus drivers has at last been released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The rule goes into effect on January 4, 2017, with a compliance date of January 2020.
Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Regulations
December 1, 2016 - Industry News
The recall covers more than 17,000 Dodge and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2003 to 2006 model years.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Recalls, 2003-MY, 2006-MY, 2005-MY, 2004-MY, NHTSA, Dodge Sprinter, Freightliner Sprinter
November 30, 2016 - Industry News
The Arizona Department of Transportation will use federal funding next year to testing technology to improve commercial transportation safety and efficiency.
Tags: Inspections, Grants, Road Safety, Arizona Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on a proposal that would establish an alternative certification process for Department of Veteran’s Affairs physicians to be added it its list of certified medical examiners.
Tags: FMCSA, Department of Veterans Affairs, Medical Examiners
November 26, 2016 - Industry News
The recall affects more than 12,000 2016-model year pickup trucks that are at a higher risk for running out of fuel.
Tags: Nissan, Recalls, NHTSA, Large Pickups, 2016-MY, Nissan Titan XD
November 17, 2016 - Industry News
The recall, expected to begin Dec. 20, affects 22 Rockport cargo box trucks and work trucks in the 2016 model year.
Tags: Recalls, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Box Trucks, Forest River, Rockport
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has advised that a scheduled outage of its online information systems will take place starting today at 9:00 p.m. EST and extend through Sunday, Nov. 20, at 8:00 p.m. EST.
November 16, 2016 - Industry News
Refrigerated carrier Hirschbach has incorporated the Lytx DriveCam in-cab video system into its truck fleet to increase safety and reduce accidents.
Tags: Lytx, In-Vehicle Video, Hirschbach Motor Lines
November 15, 2016 - Industry News
The National Transportation Safety Board’s latest “Most Wanted List” of safety improvements contains no big surprises compared to the one issued last year.
Tags: Highway Safety, NTSB
November 14, 2016 - Industry News
A court challenge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s final rule on medical examiner’s certification integration has been initiated by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.
Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, OOIDA
The results from the 2016 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week have revealed a slight increase in out-of-service violations compared to last year’s inspection period.
Tags: Brakes, Brake Safety Week, ABS, CVSA, Out of Service Violations
November 11, 2016 - Industry News
Purkeys Fleet Electric's 5th Wheel Light illuminates the jaws so a driver can see that they've secured the trailer's king pin.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Fifth Wheels, Purkey's Fleet Electric
The Transportation & Logistics Practice of Aon Risk Solutions has accepted an invitation to join the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security (known as the Trucking Alliance), beginning in 2017.
Tags: The Trucking Alliance
The FMCSA has issued a safety advisory to owners and operators of DOT407 and DOT412 specification cargo tank motor vehicles manufactured by the defunct Keith Huber Inc.
Tags: FMCSA, Vehicle Safety, Recalls, Tankers
November 10, 2016 - Industry News
The recall covers more than 25,000 2014- to 2016-model year Isuzu NPR and NPR HD trucks and 2016-MY Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 3500 HD, 4500HD, and 4500XD trucks.
Tags: Recalls, 2014-MY, Isuzu NPR, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Isuzu NPR-HD, Chevrolet Low Cab Forward, Chevrolet, Isuzu, Medium-Duty Trucks
November 8, 2016 - Industry News
The installation of a $4.8 million over-height vehicle detection system has been completed on two New York City parkways to prevent large trucks from hitting low-clearance bridges.
Tags: New York City, Bridges, Oversize Loads
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold a public meeting on Nov. 10 to gain input on the federal policy on automated vehicles.
Tags: Vehicle Policy, NHTSA, Autonomous Vehicles
November 7, 2016 - Industry News
When Andrus Transportation Services sought a way to safeguard its freight, its drivers, and the roads they travel while still maximizing their trucking assets, its leadership knew that video could be the powerful tool they needed.
Tags: DriveCam, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video, Transportation Fleets
November 2, 2016 - Industry News
While several trucking lobbies are applauding the court ruling that upholds a Congressional mandate to require electronic logging devices, the association that had sued to overturn the pending ELD rule has not yet given up the fight.
Tags: ATA, OOIDA, TCA, ELD, The Trucking Alliance, ELD Rule
November 2, 2016 - Product News
Peterbilt is adding the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology to its medium-duty Model 337 and 348 trucks.
Tags: Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Bendix, Collision Mitigation
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