January 28, 2014 - Industry News
The American Transportation Research Institute has released a new white paper showing a majority of the nation’s truck drivers do not have an understanding of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance Safety and Accountability program. CSA was rolled out nationally just over three years ago
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, American Transportation Research Institute, CSA, ATRI, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, CVSA
Con-way Freight announced that Tom Syme surpassed the career milestone of driving 3 million consecutive, accident-free miles. Syme, who started with Con-way as one of its first employees 30 years ago, is the second of Con-way Freight’s 16,000 drivers nationwide to reach this safe-driving achievement.
Tags: Driver Safety, Con-way Freight
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now one step away from publishing a proposal to create a national database containing driver drug and alcohol test results.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Drug Testing, Safety & Compliance
January 27, 2014 - Industry News
While Super Bowl XLVIII is still a few days away but it’s already affecting traffic in parts of New York City and New Jersey.
Tags: New York City, New Jersey, Traffic Congestion
January 24, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has widened the scope of emergency declarations it recently issued due to shortages of propane and other home heating fuels, extending it to the Southern region of the country.
January 23, 2014 - Industry News
Buckle up, because the Canada Border Services Agency is changing its commercial border processes. The changes are meant to make customs clearance more efficient, but they will also require carriers to make some changes in the ways they communicate with CBSA, according to website of Today’s Trucking magazine.
Tags: Canada, Regulations, Cross-Border Trucking, Safety & Compliance, Canadian Trucking Alliance
Buckle up, because the Canada Border Services Agency is changing its commercial border processes. The changes are meant to make customs clearance more efficient, but they will also require carriers to make some changes in the ways they communicate with CBSA...
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Safety and Compliance, Canadian Trucking Alliance
The makers of window films are asking for an exemption from federal standards so they can sell a darker film than usually is allowed. In a Federal Register notice Thursday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration asks for comments on the exemption sought by the International Window Film Association.
Tags: FMCSA, Federal Register, International Window Film Association
January 22, 2014 - Industry News
A heavy hauler caught off-route with a 232,000-lb load faces fines of more than $40,000.
Tags: Heavy Haul
January 21, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s newest enforcement tool is a shutdown order for carriers that flagrantly disregard the safety rules. Under a final rule to be posted this week, the agency can suspend or revoke the authority of willful repeat violators, and impose civil or criminal penalties.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, OOIDA, MAP-21, Regulations, Fleets, Drivers, GAO, Werner Enterprises, FedEx, Congress
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued two emergency exemptions for propane and other home heating fuel haulers, covering the Eastern and Midwest regions of the country.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Hours of Service, Safety and Compliance, Propane Transport
January 17, 2014 - Industry News
In a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, the National Propane Gas Association on Wednesday called on him to grant regional exemptions from federal hours of service regulations for the Midwest and Eastern parts of the U.S., to relieve what the group says is "pressure on the current propane distribution network."
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Hours of Service, Propane Autogas, U.S. DOT
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will publish a rule next week containing tough new sanctions against carriers that disregard safety rules.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Enforcement
January 16, 2014 - Industry News
The time to comment on a proposal from The Occupational Safety and Health Administration about a possible new regulation that would change the tracking and reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses has been extended from its original deadline.
Tags: Accidents, Regulations, OSHA, Safety, Department of Labor
The National Transportation Safety Board has just released its 2014 Most Wanted List, the top 10 advocacy and awareness priorities for the agency for the year.
Tags: Safety, NTSB, U.S. DOT
January 15, 2014 - Industry News
Is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s goal of zero truck-related fatalities an ideology or an appropriate aspiration?
Tags: ATA, HOS, Accidents, FMCSA, Anne Ferro, Regulations, Safety and Compliance, TRB
January 14, 2014 - Industry News
Long-haul drivers are plagued by significant health risks, according to a new study by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Almost 70% of these drivers are obese, compared to 31% of other workers, and the prevalence of morbid obesity is twice as high, 17% versus 7%.
Tags: Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, NIOSH, Drivers
Truck drivers who use synthetic marijuana or are caught possessing it risk losing their Commercial Drivers License for one at least one year.
Tags: Drivers, Drugged Driving, Safety & Compliance
January 13, 2014 - Industry News
Eighteen fleets are being recognized for their excellent safety records; two will now advance to win grand prizes in March.
Tags: TCA, National Fleet Safety Awards, Fleets, Safety
Paccar is recalling more than 5,000 model year 2014 Kenworth trucks, manufactured July 1, 2013 through Sept. 17, 2013.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Freightliner, Recalls, Meritor Wabco, Daimler Trucks North America
January 9, 2014 - Industry News
Law enforcement officers pulled over 74,765 commercial and passenger vehicle drivers during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 2013 Operation Safe Driver mobilization week, nearly triple the 26,487 stopped during last year’s event, according to just released figures
January 8, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold a public listening session on Jan. 13 in Nashville, Tenn., to solicit ideas and information from interested parties on possible knowledge testing requirements for New Entrant passenger and property carriers, freight forwarders, and brokers.
Tags: FMCSA, U.S. DOT, MAP-21, Safety & Compliance, Fleets
January 7, 2014 - Industry News
Mary Phillips, senior vice president for legislative affairs at American Trucking Associations for the past three years, is stepping down from her post. The moves comes as Congress gears up for the next highway bill, a crucial test for trucking interests on Capitol Hill.
Tags: ATA, Highway Funding, Congress, People
January 6, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED, Jan. 9, 2013, 9:45 a.m., EST Extraordinarily cold weather in part of the U.S. has resulted in more states issuing emergency declarations, waiving mainly hours of service rules, when it comes to hauling various fuels.
Tags: Drivers, Minnesota, Regulations, Michigan, Hours of Service, New Jersey, Arkansas, Vermont, New Hampshire, Safety and Compliance, Weather, Massachusetts, Maine, Ohio, Missouri, Oklahoma
UPDATED -- An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that New Prime retaliated against a truck driver by blacklisting him in the commercial transport industry after he sought medical attention for a work-related injury.
Tags: Drivers, OSHA, Department of Labor, Fleets, Prime Inc.
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