July 31, 2015 - Industry News
The day after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration stated its general satisfaction with a Government Accountability Office study of the hours-of-service changes implemented in 2013, the American Trucking Associations slammed the safety agency for “cherry-picking” a few points “in a desperate effort to influence lawmakers.”
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, GAO, 34-Hour Restart
July 30, 2015 - Industry News
FMCSA has voiced its support of a U.S. Government Accountability Office report that examined the hours-of-service changes that were implemented in 2013.
Tags: FMCSA, GAO, Fatigue, HOS
July 29, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations, in its comments on the FMCSA's proposed changes to the CSA, says the agency didn't go far enough.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, CSA
July 24, 2015 - Industry News
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Oak Harbor Freight Lines $20,000 for retaliating against truck drivers who refuse to drive when sick or fatigued.
Tags: OSHA, Driving Safety, Fatigue, Fines
July 23, 2015 - Industry News
Drivers should expect delays and a detour on westbound Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Tags: Minnesota Department of Transportation, Detours, Road Closure
July 22, 2015 - Industry News
Out of service brake violations dropped slightly this year during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual, unannounced brake check day.
Tags: Brakes, CVSA, Out of Service Violations
UPS is making collision mitigation technology standard equipment on every new Class 8 tractor the company orders.
Tags: UPS, Collision Avoidance, Bendix
July 21, 2015 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that this year's Brake Safety Week will take place from Sept. 6 - 12.
Tags: Vehicle Inspection, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA
July 20, 2015 - Industry News
A bridge collapse in Southeastern California has forced the closure of a section of Interstate 10 near the state border for an indefinite period of time
Tags: Flooding, Road Closure, I-10
July 14, 2015 - Industry News
The House of Representatives unveils a short-term funding patch to keep the highway program running for the next six months, as a Senate committee prepares to consider a comprehensive highway safety bill Wednesday that addresses trucking issues such as CSA reforms, younger drivers and hair testing.
Tags: Highway Funding, CSA, Hair Testing, Legislation
July 13, 2015 - Industry News
The Fleet Safety Conference kicked off Monday evening in Schaumburg, Ill., and will offer sessions over the next two days about creating a positive safety culture at the corporate and fleet level.
Tags: Fleet Safety Conference, Fleet Events
The project will help states develop pavement friction management programs and demonstrate measuring equipment.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Safety, Pavement Research, Highways
A new Senate bill calls for truck drivers to be paid by the hour and would increase minimum insurance levels, mandate collision avoidance systems and speed limiters, and study the effects on safety of truck drivers having to drive hours just to get to the start of their workday.
Tags: Legislation, Insurance, Collision Avoidance Technology, Speed Limiter, U.S. Senate, Driver Pay
July 10, 2015 - Industry News
Kentucky dispatcher Bryan Napier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud for his part in a scheme to defraud shippers.
Tags: FMCSA, FBI, Crime & Fraud, Dispatch, Shippers
July 9, 2015 - Industry News
Labelmaster has released the findings of a survey it conducted of shipping executives that reveals their frustrations with confusing hazardous materials regulations.
Tags: Regulations, Survey, Shippers, Hazmat
The CVSA has named Con-way Freight driver Ross Reynolds the first winner of its International Driver Excellence Award.
Tags: Drivers, driver safety, Awards, CVSA
July 7, 2015 - Industry News
Three Florida residents have been charged with unlawfully obtaining commercial driver licenses for unqualified individuals.
Tags: Florida, CDL, FBI, Crime & Fraud
The recall, set to begin Aug. 7, affects 21 2015-MY Western Star 4700, 4800 and 4900 trucks.
Tags: Western Star, Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America, 2015-MY, NHTSA
July 1, 2015 - Industry News
FreightWatch International is reminding transportation companies, shippers and manufacturers of the increased cargo theft risk for the upcoming Fourth of July Weekend.
Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Independence Day
June 30, 2015 - Industry News
Proposed changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability system are a good start, but American Trucking Associations says there's much more to be done.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, NTSB
June 29, 2015 - Industry News
The Fourth of July holiday period this year falls on a weekend, and summer weekends are especially deadly, NSC cautions.
Tags: National Safety Council, Driver Safety Tips, Holiday Driving
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Monday unveiled proposed changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, including changing some intervention thresholds to better reflect crash risk.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Enforcement
June 26, 2015 - Industry News
Before heading out the door on June 26 for an 11-day Congressional recess, the Republican majority in the Senate flexed its political muscle to move forward an array of legislative efforts widely favored if not outright lobbied for by trucking stakeholders.
Tags: U.S. Senate, Truck Size/Weight, Highway Funding, ELD, Speed Limiter, 34-Hour Restart, CSA, FMCSA
Ford is adding a new split-view camera system that helps drivers see around corners to its next generation of Super Duty trucks and will add rear-view cameras standard equipment on its 2018 light-duty vehicles, Ford has announced.
Tags: Trailers, Ford, Rear-View Cameras, 2018-MY, Ford Super Duty, Camera System
June 24, 2015 - Industry News
To fix the problem, Ford dealers will update the instrument panel cluster software -- free of charge.
Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Cargo Vans, Ford Escape
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