September 4, 2014 - Industry News
Illinois, and more specifically, the Chicago area, just won’t turn loose of its reputation for being one of the truck cargo theft crime capitals in the U.S., according to a new report.
Tags: Illinois, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Security, Chicago
September 3, 2014 - Industry News
Several lane closures on Interstate 64 in St. Louis are expected to impact drivers heading downtown from Sept. 4-10.
Tags: Traffic Congestion, Missouri Department of Transportation, I-70, I-64, St. Louis, Missouri, Highway Construction
A jury decided a civil case on Friday that pitted the nation’s passenger rail service against one trucking company, with the fleet having to pay more than $4.5 million in damages, according to Courthouse News Service.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, NTSB, Nevada, Railroads, Safety & Compliance, Litigation
September 2, 2014 - Industry News
Logistics security services provider FreightWatch International said in the second quarter of 2014, it recorded 185 truck cargo thefts in the U.S., down 4.9% from the same time a year earlier.
Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime
A driving force behind trucking safety at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Deborah M. "Debbie" Freund, died Thursday of metastatic breast cancer.
Tags: FMCSA, Obituary, People
August 28, 2014 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board has fined the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and DBI Beverage Inc. for environmental violations relating to their diesel fleets.
Tags: CARB, Fines, Air Pollution, California, Emissions, Food & Beverage Fleet
The owners of two trucking companies pled guilty in federal court recently to violating imminent hazard out of service orders issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration more than two years ago.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is implementing a system for monitoring parking availability at truck stops along a section of Interstate 94.
Tags: Hours of Service, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Truck Parking, Rest Areas, Minnesota, Truckstops
Nearly 35 million million Americans are expected to journey 50 miles or more from home Thursday through Monday, a 1.3% percent increase over 2013.
Tags: Security, Traffic Congestion, Highway Fatalities, Cargo Theft, Holiday Travel
August 27, 2014 - Industry News
Carriers and drivers can now get a violation removed from their CSA scores if a court has dismissed it. Under a system that went live August 23, carriers and drivers can submit proof of dismissal or a not-guilty finding through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s DataQs portal.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Drivers, Safety & Compliance
August 26, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- A coalition of industry groups is putting pressure on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to remove CSA safety scores from public view. In an August 22 letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, American Trucking Associations and 10 other groups said the scores are not likely to provide an accurate assessment of a carrier’s safety.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, CSA, OOIDA
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that the Annual Brake Safety Week will run Sept. 7-13.
Tags: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Brake Safety Week, Operation Airbrake, Brakes
August 22, 2014 - Industry News
As Anne Ferro wraps up her time as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week, the agency has named the agency's chief counsel, Scott Darling, to serve as acting administrator until a permanent administrator can be named.
Tags: FMCSA, People
August 20, 2014 - Industry News
Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute are in the early stages of an idea to move stop and yield signs from the side of the road into the car itself, where a dashboard screen will automatically alert the driver of what actions to take, if any.
Tags: Information Technology, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications, Connected Vehicle Technology
The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Gaines Motor Lines and its owners that includes paying more than a quarter of a million dollars to resolve findings made by the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance
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.
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
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