November 30, 2015 - Industry News
A final rule prohibiting acts of coercion aimed at compelling truck drivers to violate federal safety regulations has been published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and becomes effective on Jan. 29, 2016.
Tags: FMSCA, Driver Coercion, Regulations
November 23, 2015 - Industry News
The recall affects just 13 2016 model-year trucks built at Ohio Assembly Plant this past summer.
Tags: Recalls, Ford, Ford F-650, 2016-MY
The worst traffic bottleneck in the country is in Chicago, Ill., according to a new study by the American Highway Users Alliance -- and Los Angeles owns the next six of the top 10.
Tags: Highways, Infrastructure Funding, Congestion
November 19, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Jefferson, Ohio-based Garfield Trucking LLC to immediately cease operations, saying it's an imminent hazard to public safety.
Tags: FMCSA, Imminent Hazard
November 18, 2015 - Industry News
As a result of its investigation of a truck crash that killed four college athletes last year, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued recommendations to address “impairing substances” that are not tested for under federal regulations
Tags: NTSB, Crash, Drug Testing
Atlanta's I-285 at I-85 North is the worst truck bottleneck in the country, according to the American Transportation Research Institute's annual congestion study -- and watch out in Houston, Texas.
Tags: Texas, Georgia, ATRI, I-95, Congestion, I-65, I-10, I-90, I-85, I-285
November 16, 2015 - Industry News
For the first time in a quarter century, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will in 2016 increase its fines for safety violations.
November 13, 2015 - Industry News
ABF Freight, Old Dominion Freight Line, and Roehl Transport took home honors from the American Trucking Associations' Safety, Security and Human Resources Conference in Little Rock, Ark.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Cargo Theft, ABF, Roehl Transport, Security, American Trucking Associations
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declareda Minnesota truck driver an imminent hazard to public safety after medical problems caused a fatal accident last month.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Driver Health, Imminent Hazard
November 12, 2015 - Industry News
A multi-million dollar scheme involving the theft, resale and purchase of stolen heating oil has led the New York County District Attorney’s Office to issue 44 indictments, including for 29 truck drivers.
Tags: New York City, Theft, Crime & Fraud, Winter
November 10, 2015 - Industry News
The recall, which Cummins will oversee, covers more than 3,000 Mack and Navistar trucks equipped with the ISL G natural gas engine. The trucks are potentially at risk for oil leaks that pose a fire risk.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Recalls, Mack TerraPro, NHTSA, Cummins, 2010-MY, 2016-MY, Mack Granite, Mack LR, Refuse Trucks, Construction Fleets
ATRI's latest CSA Research Piece found that excluding “non-preventable crashes” from data decreased the Crash Indicator BASIC by nearly 15% among over a dozen carriers studied.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, ATRI
The recall affects 288 vehicles at risk for steering problems related to faulty gear pumps.
Tags: Terex, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Concrete Mixer Trucks
The Colorado DOT is implementing a Traction Law and Passenger Vehicle Chain Law to reduce the amount of congestion and wrecks on the Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor.
Tags: Winter Driving, Colorado, Winter Equipment, Interstate 70
November 8, 2015 - Industry News
The Walmart truck driver involved in a fatal crash with a limousine carrying comedian Tracy Morgan was awake for more than 28 hours prior to the crash, according to an NTSB investigation.
Tags: Accidents, New Jersey, Fatal Accidents, Fatigue, Walmart
The truck driver involved in a June 25 nine-vehicle crash on I-75 near Chattanooga, Tenn., that killed six people, has been charged with six counts of vehicular homicide, among other charges.
Tags: Tennessee, Hours of Service, Fatal Accidents, NTSB, I-75, Litigation
November 6, 2015 - Product News
Oakley Transport is adding Bendix collision-mitigation, full-stability, and side-object detection systems on around 300 new Volvo tractors, the carrier has announced.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix
November 6, 2015 - Industry News
Allan Hicks of BR Williams Trucking in Oxford, Ala., was honored with the 2015 National Safety Director Award, which is presented annually by the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, Fleet Safety, Awards, Safety & Compliance
November 4, 2015 - Product News
Employee screening provider HireRight has launched a new sleep apnea study service as part of its screening offering for the transportation industry.
Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Fatigue, Screening
November 3, 2015 - Product News
SmartDrive is offering two new product lines that allow fleets to select the level of video safety system that makes sense for their operations as part of what it's calling the SmartChoice program.
Tags: SmartDrive, Camera System
October 30, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Georgia-licensed truck driver Matthew Jason Boozer to be an imminent hazard to public safety due to an undisclosed medical problem which caused an accident.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Health, Imminent Hazard, Preventable Accidents
October 29, 2015 - Industry News
The results are in from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week and out-of-service violations were down compared with last year’s inspection period.
Tags: FMCSA, Inspections, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA
October 20, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations has decided to “urge” both truck and car manufacturers to equip all new vehicles with automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems and that ATA has “offered its support for a potential regulation” addressing this type of collision-mitigation safety technology.
Tags: NHTSA, ATA MC&E, Collision Mitigation
October 20, 2015 - Product News
'Just' creates an alternate method of scoring based on findings of independent enforcement experts and it makes the results available to fleets.
Tags: FMCSA, Vigillo, CSA score, CSA, ATA MC&E
October 19, 2015 - Industry News
Based in the American Midwest and Canadian Prairies, the two winners were picked for their low accident rates and the quality of their safety programs.
Tags: Michelin, Volvo Trucks, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Award, ATA MC&E
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