Safety & Compliance

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October 8, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Defends Crash Data as ‘Clearly Sufficient’

Image: FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released a report on Oct 8 that finds that “the amount of data used in the agency’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) is clearly sufficient to allow FMCSA to identify high-risk truck and bus companies.”


October 8, 2015 - Industry News

McNeilus Recalls Concrete Mixers, Refuse Trucks

Photo courtesy of McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing.

The recall, due to begin this month, affects more than 6,700 vehicles equipped with fire extinguishers that may be defective.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Concrete Mixer Trucks, McNeilus

October 5, 2015 - Industry News

Flooding Takes Toll on Carolina Fleets

Photo of North Carolina highway crews digging trenches to drain a flooded road courtesy of NCDOT.

The governors of South Carolina and North Carolina have issued executive orders that suspend hours-of-service requirements as well as certain truck size and weight limits for loads deemed necessary to help speed emergency relief in their states.

Tags: DOT, North Carolina, Flooding, South Carolina, Natural Disaster

October 1, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Ends Restart Study Data Collection

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has concluded data collection for the congressionally-mandated study on the effects of hours-of-service restart regulations.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Hours of Service, Fatigue, 34-Hour Restart, Restart Study

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-150 Pickups for Unexpected Braking

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The recall, covering 33,481 pickups in the U.S., will address a potential braking problem tied to the adaptive cruise control radar.

Tags: Ford F-150, Active Safety Systems, Recalls, Collision Avoidance Technology, Ford, Automatic Braking, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Adaptive Cruise Control, 2015-MY, Large Pickups

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

Roadcheck Uncovers Fewer Out-of-Service Violations

Out-of-service violations were given out at all-time low rates by inspectors during this year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance International Roadcheck.

Tags: Cargo Securement, CVSA, Roadcheck, Out of Service Violations

September 24, 2015 - Industry News

Proposed 'Mattress Tag Rule' Angers ATA's Engineering VP

Ted Scott, vice president of engineering for the American Trucking Associations, had a succinct assessment of a recent federal regulatory proposal: “FMCSA has finally gone crazy.”

Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Safety & Compliance, FMCSA, Vehicle Safety, Regulations, Technology & Maintenance Council

September 23, 2015 - Industry News

NPTC Recognizes National Driver All-Stars

The NPTC's National Driver All-Stars. Photo: NPTC

The National Private Truck Council recognized 18 private-fleet truck drivers with its National Driver All-Stars award for excellence in customer service, safety, community service and adherence to company and regulatory standards.

Tags: National Safety Council, NPTC, Awards, Safety & Compliance, Private Fleets

September 18, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Recalls Trucks Over Hand-Brake Trim Panel Defect

Photo: Volvo

Volvo Trucks is recalling certain 2014 and 2015 VNL models over a defect in the trim panel that may restrict the trailer hand brake from returning to the off position.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Recalls, Brakes

September 17, 2015 - Industry News

ELD Mandate Pushed Back One Month

Photo: Omnitracs

Citing the need for “additional coordination,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a “new projected date” of October 30th for issuing its final rule mandating Electronic Logging Devices.


September 16, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Regulatory Agenda: Hurry Up and Wait

Former FMCSA Administrator Annette Sandberg speaking at the FTR Conference in Indianapolis on Wednesday. Photo by Jim Park

Former FMCSA Administrator Annette Sandberg told attendees at the FTR Conference that most of FMCSA'S current rulemaking workload is on hold until after Acting Administrator Scott Darling is confirmed as the Agency's next Administrator.

Tags: FMCSA, FTR, Regulations, Hours of Service, CSA

September 16, 2015 - Industry News

Freightliner Maps Long Road Ahead for Autonomous Truck Technology

Hands off on the highway... Image: DTNA

It will take rewriting a sheaf of regulations and presenting a compelling business case on safety and fuel-economy gains to fleet operators before a Level 3 autonomous truck, like the Freightliner Inspiration demonstration truck, becomes a production tractor.

Tags: DTNA, Freightliner, Autonomous Vehicles

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

E-Logs, Safety Fitness Rule on FMCSA's Priority List

As the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration readies a long-awaited proposed rule that would use CSA data in making Safety Fitness Determinations for motor carriers, it's also preparing for "Phase III" of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

Doctor Charged With Falsifying CDL Physicals

A Brooklyn, N.Y., federal court has charged a doctor with falsifying certifying physical examinations for commercial drivers.

Tags: CDL, Crime & Fraud, Medical Examiners, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

'Raising the Bar on Safety' at Arkansas Trucking Association

Trucking fleets in Arkansas have a new resource for improving their safety programs with the Arkansas Trucking Association's new director of safety services.

Tags: Arkansas, Associations, People, Arkansas Trucking Association

September 10, 2015 - Industry News

Fifth Wheel Model in Fatal Accident Recalled

January 2014 incident saw trailer dropping off the tractor's fifth wheel, striking two pickup trucks and killing their drivers. Fontaine says the unit was not defective, but will replace others like it.

Tags: Recalls, Fatal Accidents, Fifth Wheels, Fontaine Fifth Wheel, NHTSA

September 10, 2015 - Industry News

FCA Recalls 1M Ram Trucks for Faulty Wiring Harness

2014 Ram 1500 is one of the vehicles involved in this recall. Photo courtesy of FCA US.

The recall affects approximately 1.06 million model-year 2012-2014 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups as well as 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs.

Tags: Ram Truck, Vehicle Recalls, FCA US

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

Ram 1500 Trucks Recalled for Electrical Short Risk

Photo of Ram 1500 truck courtesy of FCA US.

The recall affects 1,655 2014-2015 model-year Ram 1500 diesel 4x2 trucks.

Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, Ram 1500, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, FCA US, Diesel Trucks, Large Pickups

September 4, 2015 - Industry News

OnGuard Collision Mitigation Offered on Medium-Duty Trucks

Meritor Wabco’s OnGuard Collision Mitigation System is now available for medium-duty trucks, the company has announced.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Meritor Wabco, Collision Mitigation

September 4, 2015 - Press Release

GPS Insight Releases Hours-of-Service Solution

GPS Insight announced the release of the new GPS Insight Hours of Service solution enabling organizations with a paperless Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliant system.

Tags: FMCSA, GPS Insight, HOS, Big Data

September 3, 2015 - Industry News

Brake Safety Week Starts Sept. 6

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week will run run Sept. 6–12, with participation from law enforcement agencies across North America.

Tags: Vehicle Inspection, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA

August 31, 2015 - Industry News

Operation Safe Driver Week Slated for Oct. 18-24

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that its annual Operation Safe Driver Week will take place the week of Oct. 18-24.

Tags: Citation, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA

August 27, 2015 - Industry News

OnGuard Active to Sense Stationary Objects in Lane Ahead

Though the driver can’t see the “car,” OnGuard Active’s radar can, and the system brakes the truck to a stop. Higher road speeds might have meant a collision, but damage would’ve been less than if the truck hadn’t slowed at all. Thus “mitigation” rather than “avoidance.”

Meritor Wabco’s OnGuard radar-based collision mitigation system will react to stationary objects as well as slower moving objects in an enhanced version that will be available early next year.

Tags: Meritor Wabco, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Collision Mitigation, Vehicle Safety

August 26, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Puts Support Behind Driver Hair Testing Option

In a letter, the ATA urged congress to move forward with legislation that would allow fleets to use hair samples in a federally mandated drug screening program for drivers.

Tags: Legislation, ATA, Drug Testing, Hair Testing

August 21, 2015 - Industry News

FCA Recalls Ram 4500 and 5500 Trucks

Photo courtesy of FCA.

The recall, which involves just 199 vehicles, will address a front suspension issue.

Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, Ram 5500, 2015-MY, Ram 4500, NHTSA, FCA



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