November 6, 2015 - Product News
Oakley Transport is adding Bendix collision-mitigation, full-stability, and side-object detection systems on around 300 new Volvo tractors, the carrier has announced.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix
November 6, 2015 - Industry News
Allan Hicks of BR Williams Trucking in Oxford, Ala., was honored with the 2015 National Safety Director Award, which is presented annually by the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, Fleet Safety, Awards, Safety & Compliance
November 4, 2015 - Product News
Employee screening provider HireRight has launched a new sleep apnea study service as part of its screening offering for the transportation industry.
Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Fatigue, Screening
November 3, 2015 - Product News
SmartDrive is offering two new product lines that allow fleets to select the level of video safety system that makes sense for their operations as part of what it's calling the SmartChoice program.
Tags: SmartDrive, Camera System
October 30, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Georgia-licensed truck driver Matthew Jason Boozer to be an imminent hazard to public safety due to an undisclosed medical problem which caused an accident.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Health, Imminent Hazard, Preventable Accidents
October 29, 2015 - Industry News
The results are in from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week and out-of-service violations were down compared with last year’s inspection period.
Tags: FMCSA, Inspections, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA
October 20, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations has decided to “urge” both truck and car manufacturers to equip all new vehicles with automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems and that ATA has “offered its support for a potential regulation” addressing this type of collision-mitigation safety technology.
Tags: NHTSA, ATA MC&E, Collision Mitigation
October 20, 2015 - Product News
'Just' creates an alternate method of scoring based on findings of independent enforcement experts and it makes the results available to fleets.
Tags: FMCSA, Vigillo, CSA score, CSA, ATA MC&E
October 19, 2015 - Industry News
Based in the American Midwest and Canadian Prairies, the two winners were picked for their low accident rates and the quality of their safety programs.
Tags: Michelin, Volvo Trucks, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Award, ATA MC&E
October 18, 2015 - Industry News
The acting chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration committed the agency to working even more closely with trucking’s stakeholders to further improve highway safety.
Tags: FMCSA, American Trucking Associations, ATA MC&E
October 16, 2015 - Press Release
The CEI Group will at the ATA's Management Conference and Exhibition showing ways that it helps vocational fleets prevent and manage accidents.
Tags: driver safety, Accident Prevention, Accident Management, CEI Group, ATA MC&E
October 16, 2015 - Industry News
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration said it will consider requiring new trucks to be equipped with forward-collision-mitigation systems that incorporate automatic emergency braking.
Tags: Collision Avoidance Technology, Forward Collision Avoidance, Collision Mitigation
October 15, 2015 - Industry News
Debris falling from the 85-year-old Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor has ignited controversy over who should be held responsible.
Tags: Infrastructure Funding, Ambassador Bridge, Bridges, Canada, Cross-Border Trucking
October 14, 2015 - Product News
Lytx says its new driver safety solution ActiveVision is designed to help detect, analyze and address distracted and drowsy driving.
Tags: driver safety, Drowsy Driving, Fatigue, Lytx
October 9, 2015 - Industry News
EPA has fined Estes Express Lines $100,000 for failing to install diesel particulate filters on 15% of its California fleet.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, California, EPA, Fines, Truck and Bus Regulation
October 8, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released a report on Oct 8 that finds that “the amount of data used in the agency’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) is clearly sufficient to allow FMCSA to identify high-risk truck and bus companies.”
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, SMS
UPDATED -- More than 6,700 McNeilus trucks are equipped with Kidde fire extinguishers that may be defective.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Concrete Mixer Trucks, McNeilus
October 5, 2015 - Industry News
The governors of South Carolina and North Carolina have issued executive orders that suspend hours-of-service requirements as well as certain truck size and weight limits for loads deemed necessary to help speed emergency relief in their states.
Tags: DOT, North Carolina, Flooding, South Carolina, Natural Disaster
October 1, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has concluded data collection for the congressionally-mandated study on the effects of hours-of-service restart regulations.
Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, Hours of Service, Fatigue, 34-Hour Restart, Restart Study
September 30, 2015 - Industry News
The recall, covering 33,481 pickups in the U.S., will address a potential braking problem tied to the adaptive cruise control radar.
Tags: Ford F-150, Active Safety Systems, Recalls, Collision Avoidance Technology, Ford, Automatic Braking, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Adaptive Cruise Control, 2015-MY, Large Pickups
September 29, 2015 - Industry News
Out-of-service violations were given out at all-time low rates by inspectors during this year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance International Roadcheck.
Tags: Cargo Securement, CVSA, Roadcheck, Out of Service Violations
September 24, 2015 - Industry News
Ted Scott, vice president of engineering for the American Trucking Associations, had a succinct assessment of a recent federal regulatory proposal: “FMCSA has finally gone crazy.”
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Safety & Compliance, FMCSA, Vehicle Safety, Regulations, Technology & Maintenance Council
September 23, 2015 - Industry News
The National Private Truck Council recognized 18 private-fleet truck drivers with its National Driver All-Stars award for excellence in customer service, safety, community service and adherence to company and regulatory standards.
Tags: National Safety Council, NPTC, Awards, Safety & Compliance, Private Fleets
September 18, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks is recalling certain 2014 and 2015 VNL models over a defect in the trim panel that may restrict the trailer hand brake from returning to the off position.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Recalls, Brakes
September 17, 2015 - Industry News
Citing the need for “additional coordination,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a “new projected date” of October 30th for issuing its final rule mandating Electronic Logging Devices.
Tags: FMCSA, ELD
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