August 19, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is taking another swing at a driver training rule, this time suggesting negotiations to resolve details that sidelined an earlier proposal.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Training, Drivers, Regulations, Safety & Compliance
August 18, 2014 - Industry News
Federal truck safety regulations are venturing into new territory with a proposal to protect drivers from coercion, igniting concerns among shippers and others about how the rule will affect them.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Coercion, Drivers, Regulations, ATA, TIA, OOIDA, Shippers, NITL, Brokers, Owner-Operators
OSHA says an asphalt paving company wrongfully terminated an unnamed foreman plus two unnamed truck drivers for raising safety concerns after being told to violate trucker hours of service regulations.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance
August 17, 2014 - Industry News
Jeffrey Langenhahn, a Con-way Freight truck driver based in Plover, Wisc., was named the 2014 Bendix Grand Champion at the 77th annual National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh on Saturday..
Tags: Drivers, ATA, American Trucking Associations, National Truck Driving Championships, Competition
August 14, 2014 - Industry News
The percentage of trucks put out of service during the three-day, continent-wide truck inspection blitz known as Roadcheck fell only slightly this year from 2013, while the driver figure edged higher.
Tags: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, inspections, Safety & Compliance, CVSA, Roadcheck, Roadside inspection
The U.S. Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has proposed revising hazardous materials regulations when it comes to return shipments of certain hazardous materials by motor vehicle.
Tags: Regulations, PHMSA, Safety & Compliance, Hazmat, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administra
August 13, 2014 - Industry News
An Oregon trucker wrongly fired for refusing to drive an unsafe vehicle will get her job back, plus reimbursement for back wages and compensation for fees associated with the case, after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Safety & Compliance
Preliminary data collected by the National Safety Council indicates deaths from motor vehicle crashes during the first six months of 2014 are down 4%, compared to the same six month period last year, according to newly released figures.
Tags: National Safety Council, Highway Fatalities
A truck driver has pleaded not guilty to charges of falsifying his logbooks and failure to maintain proper records resulting from a fatal July crash on I-55 near Chicago, but reckless homicide charges are still possible in the crash that killed five.
Tags: Hours of Service, Illinois, I-55
August 12, 2014 - Industry News
Illinois' governor has vetoed a bill that would reduce speed differentials between cars and trucks in rural areas near Chicago from 15 mph back down to the previous 10 mph difference.
Tags: Illinois, Speed Limits, Illinois Trucking Assocation
August 11, 2014 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has designated September 7 through September 13 as Brake Safety Week, an annual outreach and enforcement campaign designed to improve commercial vehicle brake safety throughout North America.
Tags: Drivers, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, inspections, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, Safety & Compliance, CVSA
More than 400 drivers will converge on the Steel City on Tuesday for the 2014 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships.
Tags: American Trucking Associations, ATA, National Truck Driving Championships, Bendix, Competition
August 8, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended the operating authority of a single-truck motor carrier after it refused to provide access to company records for an investigation following a highly publicized fatal crash in the Chicago area.
Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, Hours of Service, Illinois, Operating Authority
Dust storms, in an instant, can dramatically reduce visibility and create driving conditions that can lead to major chain collisions.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Weather, Arizona Department of Transportation
August 7, 2014 - Industry News
Get ready for Denver’s version of “carmageddon” or "truckpocalypse" this weekend, when there will be a shutdown of part of Interstate 25 in the city’s southwest section. It's because of the I-25 Gap Lane Project, where crews are working to add a fourth northbound lane.
Tags: Colorado, Highway Construction, I-25, Interstate 25, Truckpocalypse
The Drivewyze PreClear bypass service has been added in Georgia, making it the 26th state to offer the mobile-based truck weigh station bypass service.
Tags: Information Technology, Drivewyze, Weigh Stations
August 4, 2014 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks of North America is recalling 1,025 2011-2015 VNL and 2014-2015 VNM trucks, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notice.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Freightliner, Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America, NHTSA
August 1, 2014 - Industry News
A leading transportation researcher has characterized a report prepared for the railroad-funded Railway Supply Institute on the safety of larger trailers in trucking as fatally flawed.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Research, Safety & Compliance, Trailers, Longer Combination Vehicles, Railroads, UMTRI
July 31, 2014 - Industry News
A new study has confirmed that state enforcement disparities create uneven safety playing fields for motor carriers that have different operating patterns and mileage exposure in the lower 48 states.
Tags: CSA, ATRI, Enforcement
July 30, 2014 - Industry News
A Senate hearing on truck safety was dominated by the ongoing struggle over the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule. Anne Ferro, in what was probably her last congressional testimony before she steps down as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, defended the restart.
Tags: Hours of Service, Senate Commerce Committee, 34-Hour Restart
July 29, 2014 - Industry News
FreightWatch International is warning that we may be seeing a new trend of cargo thieves attempting to use jamming devices to defeat tracking devices.
Tags: Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Trailer Tracking
July 28, 2014 - Industry News
Anne Ferro, who will step down as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration next month, served as administrator during a period of great consequence for truck safety. Washington Editor Oliver Patton takes a look at what she has presided over in her almost five years in the post, as well as early industry reaction to her upcoming departure.
Tags: FMCSA, Anne Ferro, People, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
July 24, 2014 - Industry News
Help Inc. opened two fully operational PrePass weigh stations in Mississippi on I-55, 20 miles south of Memphis.
Tags: Weigh Stations, Help Inc., PrePass, Mississippi, Enforcement, Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Two federal agencies will work together to prevent retaliation against drivers who report safety or health violations.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, OSHA
Kristin O’Driscoll, fleet manager for Baxter Healthcare, was honored with the 2014 Fleet Safety Award at a lunchtime ceremony held on July 23 during the 3rd annual Fleet Safety Conference, in Schaumburg, Ill.
Tags: Bobit Business Media, AALA, Fleet Safety Conference, Fleet Safety Award, Awards
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