Safety & Compliance

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March 23, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Drops Safety Fitness Proposal; Leaves Door Open to Revisiting

Photo: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration announced on March 23 that it is scrapping its proposed rule on a revised methodology for issuing safety fitness determinations for motor carriers.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA

March 22, 2017 - Product News

Kenworth Makes Bendix Wingman Advanced Standard for T680

Photo: Kenworth

Ahead of the upcoming Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth has announced that the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation system will be standard on the T680, beginning July 1.

Tags: Kenworth, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, T680, MATS

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Pushes for Hair-Testing Standards

Image: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The American Trucking Associations is continuing its push to allow hair-testing to be used in lieu of urinalysis to detect drug use by CDL driver applicants.

Tags: ATA, Drug Testing, Hair Testing, Department of Health and Human Services, Regulations

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

Online List Tracks Carriers in Compliance with Upcoming Food Safety Rule

Image via UFSTP website

TransComply, the manager of the Uniform Food Safety Transportation Protocol, has launched an online public listing of motor carriers that have complied with all the requirements for participation in the program.

Tags: FDA, Food and Beverage Fleets, TransComply

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Infrastructure Reform Group Finds Twin 33s Boost Safety and Efficiency

Image via report: Twin 33 Foot Truck Trailers: Making U.S. Freight Transport Safer and More Efficient

The Americans for Modern Transportation coalition released a new study finding that twin 33-foot trailers would boost safety and efficiency with widespread adoption.

Tags: Infrastructure, Double Trailers, Efficiency

March 14, 2017 - Product News

MiX Adds Support for More Cameras on In-Cab Video System

Photo: MiX Telematics

MiX Telematics announced an extension to its in-cab video solution, MiX Vision, adding two more cameras that can be mounted externally to increase coverage around a vehicle.

Tags: Video Event Recorders, MiX Telematics, In-Vehicle Video

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Winter Storm Stella Wreaks Havoc in the Northeast

Photo via NYS Thruway Authority Twitter

Winter Storm Stella has hit the Northeast, dumping snow in New England and freezing rain in warmer areas, and causing road closures along the East Coast.

Tags: Snow, Weather, Road Closure, Winter

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

CVSA Roadcheck to Emphasize Cargo Securement

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will put a special emphasis on cargo securement in this year’s International Roadcheck inspection blitz, scheduled for June 6-8.

Tags: Inspections, Cargo Securement, CVSA, Roadcheck

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

Intel Acquires Self-Driving Tech Firm Mobileye

Photo courtesy of Intel.

Intel will acquire Israeli autonomous driving technology provider Mobileye for $15 billion under an agreement announced March 13 that brings the Silicon Valley chipmaker into the emerging autonomous-driving sector.

Tags: Intel, Mobileye, Autonomous Vehicles, Mergers & Acquisitions

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

Swift Transportation Joins the Trucking Alliance

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Swift Transportation has accepted an invitation to join the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security (also known as the Trucking Alliance), which promotes safety reforms such as collision mitigation systems and speed limiters for trucks.

Tags: Driver Safety, Swift Transportation, The Trucking Alliance

March 10, 2017 - Product News

Caterpillar Offers TrucBrush to Clear Snow from Trucks

Photo: TrucBrush

Caterpillar dealers are offering the TrucBrush attachment, designed to clear accumulated snow from truck, trailer, and bus rooftops.

Tags: Snow Removal, Caterpillar, Snow

March 6, 2017 - Industry News

No 'Net Benefit' Found in Controversial 34-Hour Restart Provisions

Photo: Jim Park

A DOT study apparently has failed to “explicitly identify a net benefit” from two suspended provisions of the hours of service rules regarding the 34-hour restart.

Tags: Hours of Service, Office of Inspector General, 34-Hour Restart

March 2, 2017 - Industry News

PeopleNet and Noregon Partner on Predictive Remote Diagnostics

PeopleNet and Noregon are extending a partnership to deliver a new, real-time vehicle-performance and safety monitoring solution for all heavy-duty truck makes and models.

Tags: PeopleNet, Noregon Systems, Remote Diagnostics, Predictive Analytics

March 1, 2017 - Industry News

Stoughton Underride Guard Earns Kudos from Crash Survivor, Insurance Institute

Photos: Stoughton Trailers

Stoughton Trailers has earned the ToughGuard Award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the respect of Marianne Karth, a survivor of a rear-impact crash that took the lives of two of her daughters.

Tags: IIHS, Underride, Stoughton Trailers, Rear Impact Guards

February 28, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA’s DeLorenzo: Move to ELDs Benefits Everyone

FMCSA's DeLorenzo. Photo: Stephane Babcock

As Joe DeLorenzo, director of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance, sees it, there are positive reasons why all motor carriers need to be conscious of the upcoming electronic logging device mandate deadline of December 18, 2017.

Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Omnitracs, Alcohol Testing, ELDs, Compliance

February 24, 2017 - Industry News

Isuzu Recalls N-Series Cabovers for Transmission Issue

Photo courtesy of Isuzu Trucks.

The recall covers 21,000 NPR HD, NPR XD, NQR and NRR trucks in the 2015 to 2017 model years.

Tags: Isuzu, Recalls, Isuzu N-Series, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Safety, 2015-MY, 2017-MY, Cabovers

February 23, 2017 - Industry News

SambaSafety Acquires Vigillo

Steve Bryan, Vigillo CEO Photo: Evan Lockridge

SambaSafety has acquired Vigillo, enhancing the company’s driver risk management platform for U.S. Department of Transportation regulated fleets.

Tags: MVR, CSA, Mergers & Acquisitions, Vigillo, SambaSafety

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

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