Safety & Compliance

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December 10, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Announces Electronic Logs Mandate

Photo courtesy J.J. Keller

By early December 2017, an estimated 3 million commercial drivers will have thrown out their paper logbooks. A long-anticipated rule requiring electronic logging devices (ELDs) for truck and bus driver hours of service was announced Thursday morning.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Hours of Service, ELDs, Medium-Duty Trucks

December 9, 2015 - Industry News

Mesilla Valley to Use SmartDrive on 1,300 Trucks

Photo: Mesilla Valley Transportation

Mesilla Valley Transportation says it has selected SmartDrive’s video-based safety device for its fleet of more than 1,300 tractors.

Tags: Collision Prevention, Driver Training, Fleet Safety, SmartDrive Systems, Driver Monitoring Systems

December 9, 2015 - Industry News

Proposed Rule Would Require Seat Belts for Passengers in Commercial Trucks

HDT file photo

FMCSA is asking for public comment on a proposal to require passengers riding in property-carrying commercial motor vehicles to use safety belts.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Seat Belts

December 8, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Regulatory Exemption for Bendix Windshield Cam

Bendix’s two-year exemption ensures fleets and owner-operators are not in violation of windshield clearance regulations when using lane departure warning and collision mitigation safety technologies. Photo: Bendix

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has received a regulatory two-year exemption extension for the video camera component for two of its commercial vehicle safety systems from the FMCSA.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Lane Departure Warning, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Collision Mitigation

December 8, 2015 - Industry News

NHTSA Proposes More Effective Rear Impact Guards

The proposed rules would prevent "passenger compartment intrusion" of a car that rear-ends a trailer for 5 mph more than now.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed rules that would require “more robust” rear impact guards on trailers and semitrailers. The stronger guards would remain effective at up to 35 mph – compared to 30 mph for current guards.

Tags: Vehicle Safety, Trailers, NHTSA, Underride Guard, Regulations

December 7, 2015 - Product News

Vigillo Keeping CSA Scores Available via Carrier Select

Image via Vigillo

Vigillo has announced that Carrier Select, the company’s carrier selection tool for freight brokers, shippers and insurance providers, will continue to provide CSA scores that its carrier customers can opt-in to share.

Tags: FMCSA, Fleet Safety, CSA, Freight, Vigillo, Highway Bill

December 4, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Removes CSA Data from Public View

Image: FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that, as of Dec. 4, it has removed "much of" the CSA data that had previously been visible to the public on the FMCSA website.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Highway Bill

December 3, 2015 - Industry News

TCA and Rolling Strong Announces Driver Wellness Program

Photo: Melton Truck Lines

The Truckload Carriers Association is partnering with Rolling Strong to offer a driver wellness program for carriers called TCA Wellness that will launch in January 2016.

Tags: Driver Health, TCA, Driver Wellness, Rolling Strong

December 1, 2015 - Industry News

Submit Your Ideas for the 2016 Fleet Safety Conference

If you have a stellar idea about how to make fleet operations safer and would like to be a presenter at the 2016 Fleet Safety Conference, the conference planning committee wants to hear from you.

Tags: Bobit Business Media, Fleet Safety Conference, Events

December 1, 2015 - Industry News

CarrierWeb Launches FMSA Information Site for Food Haulers

via CarrierWeb

CarrierWeb, has launched a website dedicated to providing food haulers with information and analysis about the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Tags: FDA, Food and Beverage Fleets, CarrierWeb

November 30, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Coercion Final Rule Goes into Effect Jan. 29

Photo: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

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

Ford Recalls F-650 Trucks for Steering Column

Photo courtesy of Ford.

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

November 23, 2015 - Industry News

Highway Users Rank America's Worst 50 Traffic Bottlenecks

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

FMCSA Orders Shutdown of Ohio Trucking Company

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

NTSB: Trucker’s Use of Synthetic Marijuana Caused Fatal Crash

NTSB Investigator-in-Charge Jennifer Morrison shows the Board reenactment animation of collision between tractor-trailer truck and bus in Davis, Okla., on September 26, 2014. Photo: NTSB

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

November 18, 2015 - Industry News

Atlanta's Spaghetti Junction Tops ATRI's List of Truck Bottlenecks for 2015

Atlanta's Tom Moreland Interchange. Public domain via Wikipedia.

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

OSHA Fines Could Jump 80% Next Year

For the first time in a quarter century, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will in 2016 increase its fines for safety violations.

Tags: OSHA

November 13, 2015 - Industry News

Fleets Honored for Security, Claims and Loss Prevention Programs

ABF Freight System won the 2015 Excellence in Trucking Security Award. (From left) Jeff Ferber, Manager, Security - Field Operations; Chad Cullen, Security Investigator;   Josh Lovan, CCSP, Manager of Security; and ATA's Brian Lagana.

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

November 13, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Declared Imminent Hazard after Medical Condition Causes Fatal Crash

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

Heating Oil Scandal Leaves New Yorkers in the Cold

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

Cummins Natural Gas Engine Recall Affects Mack, Navistar Trucks

Screen capture courtesy of Mack via YouTube.

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

November 10, 2015 - Industry News

Crashing Against Common Sense

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.


November 10, 2015 - Industry News

Terex Recalls Concrete Mixer Trucks for Steering

Photo courtesy of Terex.

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

November 10, 2015 - Industry News

New Colorado Laws to Reduce Winter Wrecks

Photo via CDOT

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

Driver Awake Over 28 Hours in Tracy Morgan Accident

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


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