Safety & Compliance

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November 18, 2008 - Industry News

FMSCA Announces Final HOS Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Tuesday announced its final hours of service rule, and they remain unchanged from the "interim" rule the trucking industry has been working under

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

Final HOS Rule Keeps 11 Hour Driving, 34-Hour Restart Provisions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today announced its final hours of service rule, and they remain unchanged from the "interim" rule the trucking industry has been working under

November 12, 2008 - Industry News

Philips Respironics Launches Sleep Apnea Awareness Program

Royal Philips Electronics announced a program targeted at the trucking industry to increase awareness of a potentially serious disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) that can negatively affect drivers and impact trucking companies

November 7, 2008 - Industry News

Record Number of Brake Inspections Put More Trucks Out of Service

Commercial vehicle inspectors conducted a record number of inspections during Operation Air Brake - 20,810 - and found a slightly higher percentage of brake problems resulting in out-of-service orders than last year

November 6, 2008 - Industry News

America's Road Team Highlights Safety During National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

America's Road Team, a group of million mile accident-free drivers, are taking the opportunity during National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week this week to reach out to the motoring public and talk about safety and the dangers of driving while drowsy.

November 6, 2008 - Industry News

Independent Panel Finds Border Project Safe But Statistically Inadequate

An independent panel evaluating the controversial cross-border trucking demonstration program says while there were no crashes involving Mexican carriers in the project and out of service rates were low, there were not enough participants for a meaningful comparison

November 5, 2008 - Industry News

What Will an Obama Presidency Mean for Trucking?

Now that Barack Obama has been elected as the 44th president of the United States, observers are looking to what kinds of decisions he might make that affect the trucking industry

October 30, 2008 - Industry News

Government, Business and Civic Leaders Unveil Maryland Highway Safety Foundation

The Maryland Highway Safety Foundation, a new not-for-profit organization founded to prevent collisons and save lives, was unveiled this week

October 30, 2008 - Industry News

NTSB Wants Mandatory EOBRs

The National Transportation Safety Board this week issued its 2009 Federal Most Wanted List of safety improvements. Newly added to the list is one to require Electronic On-Board Recorders by all motor carriers

October 27, 2008 - Industry News

"Right to Repair" Passes New Jersey Assembly

The New Jersey Assembly Monday passed the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act, an issue that many independent heavy duty repair shops and distributors are watching closely

October 23, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider National Bulk Hosts Emergency Preparedness Event

Schneider National's Bulk division hosted a hazmat preparedness event as part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's "Ready" campaign.

Schneider National, Green Bay,Wis., recently hosted an emergency preparedness exercise for the company and hazardous materials responders in northeast Wisconsin

October 21, 2008 - Industry News

C.R. England to Outfit Fleet with Mobileye Vision-Based Driver Assistance

C.R. England, Salt Lake City, will to equip its fleet of more than 3,500 trucks with its Mobileye AWS-4000 safety technology system

October 20, 2008 - Industry News

Transportation Fatalities Fall, But Truck-Related Deaths Remain Flat

Transportation fatalities in the United States decreased by 4 percent in 2007 compared to 2006, although fatalities from crashes involving medium and heavy trucks remained virtually the same

October 14, 2008 - Industry News

CVSA: Aggressive Drivers Will Get An Aggressive Response

A CVSA Operation Safe Driver brochure

During the week of October 19-25, law enforcement across North America will actively target aggressive drivers -- of both passenger and commercial vehicles -- during a campaign dubbed "Operation Safe Driver.

October 14, 2008 - Industry News

Suppliers Praise Anti-Counterfeiting Legislation

Bob McKenna, president and CEO of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association, praised President Bush for quickly signing recently passed anti-counterfeiting legislation into law

October 6, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Announces Safety Winners

The American Trucking Associations recently honored fleets with the best safety programs at its Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council's national conference

September 29, 2008 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Initiative Aims to Reduce Truck Crashes On I-81

A busy stretch of Interstate 81 in Dauphin and Cumberland counties in Pennsylvania will be the focus of a new initiative launched this week by the Pennsylvania State Police that aims to reduce accidents involving commercial trucks

September 22, 2008 - Industry News

This is Brake Safety Week

This week is the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Brake Safety Week, a comprehensive program to promote commercial vehicle brake safety across North America

September 19, 2008 - Industry News

Study: Texting While Driving More Dangerous Than DUI

Texting behind the wheel impairs driving skills more than being drunk or high, according to new research carried out by British researchers

September 19, 2008 - Industry News

Proposed Legislation Would Offer Loans For Truckers Hit By Fuel Prices

U.S. Rep. Brian Baird (D-Wash.) has introduced legislation that would provide low interest loans to truckers and other small transportation businesses struggling to keep their businesses afloat in the face of record high fuel prices

September 17, 2008 - Industry News

Safety Board Calls For Actions To Help Prevent Fatigue-Related Accidents

The National Transportation Safety Board says human fatigue was the probable cause of a 2005 truck-bus collision that killed five and injured 35, and recommends the government mandate safety technology to prevent such accidents in the future

September 11, 2008 - Industry News

Senate Passes Highway Trust Fund Fix

The Senate late Wednesday approved legislation to transfer $8 billion to restore solvency to the Highway Trust Fund

September 10, 2008 - Industry News

House Votes To End Cross-Border Program

The U.S. House of Representatives late Tuesday passed a bill that would immediately end the controversial Mexican cross-border truck pilot program

September 4, 2008 - Industry News

David Kelly Named Acting NHTSA Administrator

This week, President George W. Bush appointed David Kelly acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Previously, Kelly was the agency's chief of staff, serving as the top advisor to Administrator Nicole Nason

September 2, 2008 - Industry News

Wisconsin's Slick Wins Inspector Championship

Commercial Motor Vehicle inspectors representing 52 jurisdictions across North America vied for the top spot at this year's North American Inspectors Championship in Houston, August 18-24

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