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February 22, 2017 - Industry News

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Air Bag Control Unit

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The recall affects more than 15,000 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2013-2016 model years.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Daimler, Air Bags, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, safety

February 21, 2017 - Industry News

Truck Groups Ask Chao to Kill Safety Fitness Determination Proposal

Image: FMCSA

A large coalition of groups representing property and passenger carriers is requesting that Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao rescind the Carrier Safety Fitness Determination notice of proposed rulemaking issued over a year ago by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Elaine Chao, Regulations

February 21, 2017 - Product News

Fleets Increasingly Adding Video Telematics From Lytx

Photo courtesy of Lytx.

Lytx has increased subscriptions for its video-based telematics system by more than 25% in global markets in the past year since being acquired by private equity firm GTCR, the company announced.

Tags: telematics, Video Event Recorders, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video, safety

February 17, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Alliance Pulls Hard for Hair-Testing

J.B Hunt is among the member companies of the Trucking Alliance seeking an exemption to let them conduct hair-testing for pre-employment drug testing of driver applicants. Photo: Drivewyze

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security (a.k.a. “Trucking Alliance”) has submitted a set of comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to support a petition calling for motor carriers to be exempt from having to use urinalysis to test for drug use by CDL driver applicants.

Tags: FMCSA, The Trucking Alliance, Hair Testing, Drug Testing

February 17, 2017 - Industry News

SmartDrive Announces 94% Growth In 2016

The company has also reported a growth of almost 400 percent over the past three years.

Tags: SmartDrive Systems, telematics

February 16, 2017 - Industry News

Goodyear Announces Highway Hero Award Finalists

Last year's Goodyear Highway Hero Award winner, Julian Kaczor. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Goodyear Tire& Rubber has announced the finalists for its 34th Goodyear Highway Hero Award, honoring truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others.

Tags: Goodyear, Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero, MATS

February 15, 2017 - Industry News

Two Detroit DOT Workers Charged in CDL Fraud Scheme

Two employees of the City of Detroit Department of Transportation have been charged with forgery and bribery related to a commercial driver’s license fraud scheme.

Tags: CDL, Crime & Fraud, Michigan DOT

February 15, 2017 - Industry News

Arizona Uses Road Sensors to Spot Ice Before It Forms

Photo via Arizona Department of Transportation

Sensors installed at three locations along Interstate 40 west of Flagstaff, Ariz., are helping the Arizona Department of Transportation detect and address icy road conditions before they are present.

Tags: Winter Driving, Arizona DOT, safety, drivers

February 7, 2017 - Product News

Mitsubishi Fuso Offers Mobileye Safety System on FE and FG Trucks

Photo: Mobileye

For model year 2017, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America will offer optional Mobileye collision-avoidance systems on its FE and FG Series trucks.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Medium-Duty Trucks, Collision Avoidance Technology, Mobileye

February 3, 2017 - Industry News

Driver Declared Imminent Hazard After 2 Alcohol-Related Arrests

After Tennessee truck driver Eric Ronald Scott was arrested in for two alcohol-related events, FMCSA ordered him to not operate a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.

Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, Alcohol, Imminent Hazard

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Trump ‘Freeze’ Only Technically Delays Driver-Training Rule

Photo: FMCSA

Thanks to a “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” issued by the White House, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has “temporarily delayed” the effective date of its final rule on minimum entry-level CDL training requirements.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Training, Donald Trump

January 30, 2017 - Product News

Kenworth Makes Bendix ESP Standard on T680, T880

Photo via Kenworth

The Bendix ESP electronic stability program has been made standard on new Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks, the OEM announced.

Tags: Kenworth, Electronic Stability Control, Bendix, T880, T680

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-150 Trucks for Instrument Display

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers nearly 6,800 2017 pickup trucks in the U.S.

Tags: Ford F-150, Recalls, Ford, Large Pickups, 2017-MY

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Peterbilt Helping Texas Hauler Hit Target Zero

The new trucks' specs focus on safety, light weight, and driver comfort. Photo Credit: Peterbilt

For Andrews Logistics, the quest to achieve a 100% safety record includes the purchase of 100 new Peterbilt 579 trucks featuring the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced braking system.

Tags: Driver Safety, Peterbilt, Safety & Compliance, Driver Retention

January 24, 2017 - Industry News

Truck Crash Survivor Awarded $15 Million in Civil Suit

A survivor of a truck crash that renewed calls for mandating collision avoidance systems on heavy trucks when it killed five nursing students from Georgia Southern University has been awarded $15 million in a civil suit against the trucking company.

Tags: Lawsuits, Georgia, Fatal Accidents, Crash, Driver Fatigue, Collision Avoidance Technology

January 23, 2017 - Industry News

U.S. DOT Proposes 4 Opioids for Drug Testing Panel

Image: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

The Department of Transportation is proposing to add four opioids (hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone) to its drug-testing panel

Tags: Drug Testing, U.S. DOT

January 20, 2017 - Industry News

Tesla AutoPilot Crash Investigation Yields Autonomous Tech Insights

Still from a YouTube video of a Tesla S model owner using the vehicle's autopilot mode.

The government has closed its investigation into a fatal crash between a Tesla on AutoPilot and a tractor-trailer that raised questions about the safety of autonomous vehicles, and the report offers a number of insights into the advanced driver assist technologies on the path to “self-driving” vehicles.

Tags: Tesla, NHTSA, Autonomous Vehicles, Tesla Model S

January 17, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Suspends Rollout of Online DOT Registration System

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended the rollout of its new online Unified Registration System until technical issues are resolved.

Tags: FMCSA, compliance, Vehicle Registration

January 17, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Begins Annual Drug Testing Survey

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has started notifying selected truck and bus companies that they will be required to submit drug and alcohol testing program results within 60 days.

Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Survey, U.S. DOT

January 13, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Recalls Over 6,000 Trucks Due to Potential Brake Issue

Volvo Trucks North America has issued a recall of certain VNL, VNM and VNX truck models to incorrect software for controlling the electronic air dryer that may result in oil and water contaminating the brake system.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Recalls, Brakes, NHTSA

January 12, 2017 - Industry News

Driver Detention Rule Shelved For Now

A federal rule regulating driver detention may be shelved for the foreseeable future.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Hours of Service, Detention Pay, Delivery Delays

January 12, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Council Head to Advise DOT on Automation

         Deborah Hersman

National Safety Council CEO Deborah Hersman will provide the Department of Transportation counsel on issues related to the use of automation to prevent road deaths.

Tags: National Safety Council, U.S. DOT, Autonomous Vehicles

January 11, 2017 - Industry News

Chao Pitches Private Infrastructure Investment in Confirmation Hearing

Elaine Chao at her Jan. 11 confirmation hearing. Looking on is her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Screenshot via Senate Commerce Committee

During her Senate confirmation hearing on Jan. 11, Elaine Chao unequivocally signaled her willingness to cooperate with Congress to enact the trillion-dollar infrastructure investment plan floated by President-elect Trump if she is indeed confirmed as the next secretary of transportation.

Tags: Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump, Elaine Chao, U.S. DOT

January 11, 2017 - Industry News

ATA’s Chris Spear Named to DOT Automation Committee

ATA president Chris Spear fielding reporters' queries on autonomous policymaking at last year's Managment Conference and Exhibition. Photo: Evan Lockridge

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear, who has emphasized the need for trucking to have a seat at the table when it comes to autonomous vehicle technology, has been named to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s automation advisory committee.

Tags: Regulations, ATA, U.S. DOT, Autonomous Vehicles

January 6, 2017 - Industry News

Michigan Approves Higher Truck Speed Limit

Photo via Michigan DOT

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed new legislation that could increase speed limits on certain roadways and includes an increase for commercial trucks.

Tags: Legislation, Michigan, Infrastructure, Speed Limits

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