April 17, 2014 - Industry News
An operations manager for California household good mover has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for participating in a “low ball estimate” scheme, as part of a more than 10-year federal investigation.
Tags: FMCSA, Florida, California, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, Household Goods Movers
April 16, 2014 - Industry News
A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, Penn. early this month indicted one person in connection with a scheme to defraud trucking companies over drug test results of drivers.
Tags: Regulations, Drug Testing, Pennsylvania, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Safety & Compliance
April 15, 2014 - Industry News
The owner of a Massachusetts trucking company got far less than the maximum penalty for attempting to bribe a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration official.
Tags: FMCSA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
The U.S. Transportation Department’s Federal Highway Administration is holding a webinar next month to provide an update on the progress of its Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study.
Tags: Regulations, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Safety & Compliance, FHWA, Truck Weights, US DOT, Truck Sizes
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a date of April 29 and 30 has been set for the next meeting of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee's Compliance, Safety, Accountability subcommittee in Arlington, Va.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, CSA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Safety & Compliance, SMS, MCSAC
CINCINNATI -- "Love of family" and belief in the Golden Rule are common among industry veterans feted by private fleet group.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Safety, Safety, Private Fleets, NPTC
April 14, 2014 - Industry News
Autocar is recalling 4,100 model year 2008-2014 ACX, WX, and WXLL vehicles manufactured July 30, 2007, through Feb.10, 2014, and equipped with certain Cummins Westport Model ISL G or ISX12 G engines, which are powered by natural gas..
Tags: Cummins, Natural Gas Engines, Natural Gas Vehicles, Recalls, Autocar, Safety & Compliance, Cummins Westport, NHTSA
April 13, 2014 - Industry News
A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board about a fiery crash between a FedEx Freight tractor-trailer and a bus in California killing 10 won’t be issued for at least about another month.
Tags: Accidents, California, NTSB, I-5, Interstate 5, FedEx
April 11, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a “go-team” to investigate the cause of a deadly tractor-trailer bus crash that happened Thursday in California, killing at least 10 people.
Tags: Accidents, California, NTSB, Safety & Compliance, I-5, Interstate 5, FedEx
April 10, 2014 - Industry News
Sen. Dick Durban, D-Ill., asked the Transportation Department’s Inspector General to review the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s investigative practices. The agency dropped the ball on an investigation of a carrier that later was involved in a fatal crash, Durbin said in his April 9 letter to IG Calvin Scovel.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Regulations
After consulting with representatives of state governors The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has rescinded certain emergency exemptions to trucking regulations, but is keeping them for half a dozen states, following heating fuel shortages.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Propane Transport, Hours of Service
April 9, 2014 - Industry News
A preliminary review by the Transportation Research Board indicates possible weaknesses in the Department of Transportation’s Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Study. Opponents of higher limits seized on the review as evidence for their cause.
Tags: U.S. DOT, FHWA, Size and Weight, Transportation Research Board, Congress, U.S. Department of Transportation, Teamsters, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
April 8, 2014 - Industry News
Drivewyze announced that Florida has become the 21st state to offer the Drivewyze PreClear bypass service. Drivewyze PreClear uses electronic on-board devices, including Electronic Logging Devices, tablets and smartphones, to provide commercial vehicles with inspection site bypass opportunities.
Tags: Florida, Drivewyze, Drivewyze PreClear
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has requested that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extend the registration deadline for certified medical examiners, claiming there is a shortage of medical examiners that have been accepted into the new national registry.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, OOIDA, Driver Health
Twenty-one people were indicted in New York on April 2 for paying individuals to fraudulently provide them with answers to written commercial driver’s license examinations administered by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.
Tags: Drivers, New York, Commercial Driver's License, Crime & Fraud
April 7, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is again offering carriers the option of using an informal hearing to contest penalties for violations of the safety rules.
Tags: FMCSA, Fines, Enforcement
Fleets that haul food products should take a proactive approach with their food service clients to ensure a smooth implementation of rules governing the transport of foods under the Food Safety Modernization Act, signed into law in 2011.
Tags: telematics, Regulations, FDA, Reefers, Truckload Carriers Association
Brackets that could fall off trailers and possible loss of power to the drive wheels on tractors are the problems leading to two of the latest commercial vehicle equipment recalls.
Tags: International, Safety, Navistar, Trailers, Recalls, Great Dane
April 6, 2014 - Industry News
By the time 2020 rolls around, you can expect new trucks to be equipped with mandatory stability control and collision avoidance technology, according to Fred Andersky, director of government and industry affairs for Bendix.
Tags: Regulations, Electronic Stability Control, Bendix, Mid-America Trucking Show, Collision Avoidance, NHTSA
April 3, 2014 - Industry News
These recommendations stem from a 2013 NTSB safety study on straight-trucks and other research, which identified issues that apply to tractor-trailers as well.
Tags: Trailers, NTSB, Safety & Compliance, Underride, NHTSA, Accidents, Tractor Trailers, Regulations
Hazardous materials carriers want Congress to change several regulations when it writes the next highway law. William Downey, executive vice president for Kenan Advantage Group, told legislators at a Wednesday hearing that Congress should tell the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration to withdraw its proposed wetlines rule.
Tags: Safety, Hazmat, Tankers, Congress, GAO, NHTSA, ATA
April 2, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered DND International to immediately shut down, after declaring the Naperville, Illinois-based trucking company to be an imminent hazard to public safety.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance, Enforcement
Transportation leaders in the House are asking the Government Accountability Office to review two studies used by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in its hours of service rule.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service, Commercial Driver's License, CDL
April 1, 2014 - Industry News
MATS, LOUISVILLE -- While encouraging audience members to file their comments on recently proposed legislation for mandatory electronic logs and the agency's research into new-entrant requirements, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne Ferro last week also noted that the agency is going ahead with a pilot study of split sleep.
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, Fatigue, Anne Ferro, Electronic Logging Devices, Mid-America Trucking Show
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has revoked the operating authority trucking company on Tuesday, declaring it to be an imminent hazard to public safety, for disregarding federal safety regulations and putting their drivers and the motoring public at risk.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, CSA, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
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