Safety & Compliance

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January 30, 2009 - Industry News

National Safety Council Calls for Nationwide Ban on Cell Phone Use While Driving

The National Safety Council is pushing to stop the use of cell phones while driving

January 29, 2009 - Industry News

Praxair Specifies RollTek Side Roll Protection

Praxair, Westfield, Ind, has specified LifeGuard RollTek on all new Praxair tractors for its U.S.-based bulk fleet

January 27, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload Achieves Best Safe Driving Performance in 21 Years

Con-way Truckload announced that its 3,500 drivers set a company record for safe driving in 2008, reducing its total accident frequency rate by 29 percent over the past four years to a 21-year low

January 23, 2009 - Industry News

Ray H. LaHood Becomes 16th Secretary of Transportation

Ray H. LaHood became the 16h U.S. Secretary of Transportation Friday afternoon

January 21, 2009 - Industry News

EOBR Rule On Hold Under New Administration

A final rule that would have mandated electronic onboard recorders for at least some motor carriers is on hold after President Barack Obama's new administration Tuesday ordered all federal agencies and departments to stop any pending regulation

January 19, 2009 - Industry News

Government Report Analyzing Tire Debris Supports Retreads

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued its final report on its Commercial Medium Truck Tire Debris Study

January 13, 2009 - Industry News

EPA Proposes to Exempt Milk Containers from Oil Spill Requirements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to exempt milk containers and associated piping and appurtenances from Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure requirements

January 11, 2009 - Industry News

New 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 2008

January 9, 2009 - Industry News

EOBR Rule May Not Make It

The final electronic on board recorders regulation, which the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration had been scheduled to publish by the end of 2008, may not make it into the rulebooks during the final days of the Bush administration

January 9, 2009 - Industry News

Fleets to Vie for Volvo Trucks Safety Award

Volvo Trucks North America will award $25,000 each to two fleets with the best driving records in 2008 in its new Volvo Trucks Safety Award. The money is awarded to help fund additional safety activities at the winning fleets

January 7, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Denies Petition for Meal Break Relief

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration denied a request by a group of motor carriers asking that the agency declare that California's meal and rest break regulations are pre-empted by federal law because they're incompatible with hours of service regulations

January 4, 2009 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Driver Reaches 2.5 Million Safe Miles

Barr-Nunn Transportation driver Keith Badtram recently reached a safety milestone of 2.5 million miles

December 29, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Says California Meal/Break Regs Applicable to Commercial Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rejected a petition to exempt commercial vehicle drivers subject to federal hours of service regulation from the California laws and regulations requiring employers to provide employees with meal and rest breaks

December 26, 2008 - Industry News

CVSA's Operation Safe Driver Drives Down Deaths on Highways

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are driving down the number of deaths on our highways resulting from poor driving behaviors of car, truck and bus drivers through the Operation Safe Driver campaign

December 26, 2008 - Industry News

Snow and Ice Research Prompts ATA Action Plan

Based on the results of a study on the effects of snow and ice accumulation on vehicles, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves issued a "call to action"

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

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