December 20, 2013 - Industry News
The website has come under fire by some trucking groups over what they believe are misrepresentations on the site when it comes to safety records and actual carrier performance.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety & Compliance, SMS
New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hours-of-service regulations for truckers could mean increased costs for consumers, according to a new study from the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Hours of Service, HOS, Fleets
December 18, 2013 - Industry News
Navistar is recalling more than 2,800 model year 2013-2014 International ProStar sleeper cab vehicles manufactured Dec. 12, 2012, through Aug. 8, of this year.
Tags: International, Navistar, Recalls, NHTSA
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to ease its standards for granting exemptions to driver vision requirements.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Driver Safety
Short-haul drivers who find that they unexpectedly exceed their daily limits can get relief from enforcement of the 30-minute break requirement.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, Hours of Service, Driver Safety
December 17, 2013 - Industry News
Winter does not officially begin until Saturday, however state transportation departments have been working hard to remove snow and ice from the nation's roadways for weeks.
Tags: Winter Driving, Information Technology
December 16, 2013 - Industry News
Governors of two states has issued emergency declarations, waiving federal hours of service regulations, for some truckers due to cold weather.
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, Maine, South Dakota
The American Trucking Associations and the Minnesota Trucking Association have jointly petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to conduct a pilot program to study the effect of increased flexibility in the use of sleeper berth breaks by truck drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Hours of Service, Minnesota Trucking Association, Regulations
Michelin North America has announced a safety recall of approximately 1.3 million of its Michelin LTX M/S commercial light truck tires, sold in both the U.S. and Canada.
Tags: Michelin, Recalls, Tires
December 12, 2013 - Industry News
In the past few years, a growing number of cities have begun adding a new signal light to their streets: the flashing yellow arrow. When illuminated, the flashing yellow arrow lets drivers know that they can legally make a left-hand turn after yielding to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
Tags: Driver Safety, Driving Safety
December 11, 2013 - Industry News
Deputy Transportation Secretary John Porcari is stepping down after four and a half years of service. In a message to DOT employees, Secretary Anthony Foxx thanked Porcari and said he has asked Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez to step in as Acting Deputy Secretary starting Jan. 1.
Tags: DOT, Leadership
December 9, 2013 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations has just issued a white paper on the reliability of scores from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program in evaluating the safety of individual trucking companies.
December 8, 2013 - Industry News
Work will continue on the I-24 Ohio River Bridge between Paducah, Ky., and Metropolis, Ill., into mid-January, and the maximum load width will be reduced.
Tags: Ohio, Illinois, Highways, I-24
December 5, 2013 - Industry News
A recent news report about broken truck reefer units in Ohio prompted Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, to press the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to act on food safety.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Congress
December 4, 2013 - Industry News
The New York Thruway has installed the first-in-the-nation Doppler-radar-enhanced LED signs to alert wrong way drivers before they enter the Niagara Expressway, also known as I-190, at the southbound exit 9 off-ramp in Buffalo.
Tags: New York, Safety, Safety & Compliance, New York Thruway
December 3, 2013 - Industry News
There is a new reason for truckers to worry about four-wheelers during the holidays, with a new survey showing aggressive driving is higher during this time of the year.
Tags: Drivers, Driving Safety, Safety
December 2, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will consider additional applications for exemptions from the federal hearing standard prohibiting deaf truck drivers from interstate operations. The first 40 such individuals to receive these exemptions were approved in February.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Safety & Compliance
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is moving to fix a longtime problem in its CSA safety enforcement system. The agency is asking for comments on a plan to start including in its CSA database the results of court rulings on carrier challenges of roadside inspection citations.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Safety & Compliance, SMS
November 26, 2013 - Industry News
With the House and Senate going to conference on a Water Resources Development bill, the way is clear for transportation committees in both chambers to take up reauthorization of the federal highway program.
Tags: Legislation, Congress, Highway Funding, Highways, Infrastructure Funding
A trucking company that was fined more than $1 million dollars earlier this month for firing employees who blew the whistle for its illegal activities says it will fight the decision.
Tags: Drivers, OSHA, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
The Association of Independent Property Brokers & Agents lost a challenge on Tuesday before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit to delay enforcement of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new broker bond requirement that takes full effect on Dec. 1.
Tags: FMCSA, Brokers, AIPBA
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Moving Fraud Task Force has shut down five household goods moving companies in Florida, South Carolina and Maryland for holding customer shipments hostage and failing to turn over records related to their investigations.
Tags: FMCSA, Household Goods Movers
November 25, 2013 - Industry News
A new report from the logistics security services provider, FreightWatch International, shows it recorded a total of 212 cargo thefts in the United States in August through September, with 76 thefts in August, 84 in September and 52 in October.
Tags: Freight, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch
November 21, 2013 - Industry News
A recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration report shows that motor carriers using the agency’s Pre-Employment Screening Program are seeing a greater decline in crash rates than those who are not using it.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Driver Safety, Safety & Compliance
Truckers navigating the Arkansas highway system can now do so more safely and efficiently thanks to a new travel and construction information web site developed by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.
Tags: Arkansas, Highway Construction
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