Safety & Compliance

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December 18, 2008 - Industry News

Safety Groups Petition FMCSA to Reconsider HOS Rule

Four major safety advocacy groups Thursday filed a petition asking the government to reconsider its controversial final hours of service rule

December 18, 2008 - Industry News

Obama Taps Rep. LaHood for DOT Secretary

President-elect Barack Obama tapped Republican Congressman Ray LaHood of Illinois as his choice for Transportation Secretary, according to news reports

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Announces Stricter Entry Requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a new rule to place stricter safety requirements on all newly registered trucking and bus companies. This final rule raises the compliance standards for passing new entrant safety audits,

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Intermodal Chassis 'Roadability' Regs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week issued rules long wanted by intermodal trucking companies that make the owners/providers of intermodal equipment responsible for their safety on the road

December 17, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Toughens New Entry Requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a new rule to place stricter safety requirements on all newly registered trucking and bus companies. This final rule raises the compliance standards for passing new entrant safety audits,

December 16, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Will Use GPS Data for Enforcement

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has rescinded a policy barring use of GPS records to verify compliance with the hours of service rules

December 15, 2008 - Industry News

Oregon Reminds Drivers About Chains

The Oregon Department of Transportation reminds drivers to be prepared for snowy and icy conditions as they travel through Oregon this week

December 11, 2008 - Industry News

Preliminary 2008 Data Shows Record Low Highway Fatalities

The number of people killed in traffic crashes is expected to reach a new record low in 2008, with early projections showing an almost 10 percent drop in highway traffic deaths in the first 10 months of this year

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Enforcement Blitz Targets Trucks on Non-Interstate Highways

The Pennsylvania State Police issued 382 citations during a one-day enforcement detail that focused on inspecting commercial vehicles along rural roads and non-interstate highways in the state

December 3, 2008 - Industry News

Final EOBR Rule Will Expand Proposed Requirements

The final electronic onboard recorder rule will significantly expand the scope of the proposed rule, according to John Hill, chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

December 3, 2008 - Industry News

Final EOBR Rule Will Expand Proposed Requirements

The final electronic onboard recorder rule will significantly expand the scope of the proposed rule, said John Hill, chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. "It's still not as far as a lot of people would like me to go,

December 2, 2008 - Industry News

Federal Proposal Would Set up Certified Medical Examiner System

In addition to tying drivers' medical certifications to their CDLs, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week also announced a proposal to improve standards and set uniform requirements for medical examiners

December 1, 2008 - Industry News

New Federal Rules Tie Medical Certification to CDL

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today published its final rule changing how driver medical qualifications are handled, tying them to the commercial driver's license

November 30, 2008 - Industry News

Aggressive Driving Crackdown on I-81

The Pennsylvania State Police recently rolled out their Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) campaign, a four-week enforcement effort to reduce aggressive driving along a portion of Interstate 81 in Dauphin and Cumberland counties

November 23, 2008 - Industry News

Fleets, Government Officials and Media Experience Brake Systems Safety

Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems provided fleet managers and government officials with an opportunity to experience the latest collision-safety technology for commercial trucks, buses, and trailers at a demonstration ride 'n drive even

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

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