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March 13, 2013 - Industry News

Presenters Announced for The Zone 2013 Transportation Conference

Zonar has announced an expanded lineup of presenters for its upcoming fleet management conference titled, “The Zone 2013,” scheduled for May 14-16 in San Antonio, Texas.

Tags: FMCSA, CVSA, The Zone 2013, Roadcheck

March 12, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Announces Steps to Reduce GPS-Caused Bridge Strikes

Sen. Charles Schumer and FMCSA Administrator Ann Ferro stand at the Eagle Avenue overpass in New York, which spans the Southern State Parkway at exit 18. The overpass has been struck at least 27 times by trucks that are prohibited from driving on the parkway.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will begin issuing official recommendations to members of the commercial trucking industry on the proper uses of Global Positioning System navigation devices and incorporate GPS training into new entry-level certification programs for commercial motor vehicle operators.

Tags: GPS, DOT, FMCSA

March 7, 2013 - Industry News

Brian Kurtz, Bison Sweep TCA Safety Awards, Again

Two Canadian fleets, Bison Transport and Brian Kurtz Trucking, are the grand prize winners in the Truckload Carriers Associations' 2012 National Fleet Safety Awards.

Tags: Canada, TCA, Bison Transport, Brian Kurtz Trucking

March 6, 2013 - Industry News

Electronic Inspections Coming to New York Targeting Overweight Trucks

Forget the Kojak with a Kodak or a bear in the air. Ol’ Smokey is going high tech in The Empire State to strike back on overweight rigs.

March 5, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Grants Petition Killing Alabama Steel Coil Transport Training and Certification

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a petition submitted by the American Trucking Associations asking the agency to determine if Alabama's Metal Coil Securement Act is preempted by federal law. The ruling means the state can no longer impose the law's requirements on interstate movements, effective April 4.

Tags: FMCSA, Alabama, Cargo Securement

March 4, 2013 - Industry News

Congress Considers Higher Truck Weights While Idaho, Ohio Mull Hikes

Recently introduced legislation in Congress seeks to hike the maximum truck weight on Interstate highways, while two states are considering higher weights on their own, but several groups are already opposing it.

March 4, 2013 - Industry News

PeopleNet, Drivewyze Join Forces

Drivewyze Inc., creators of the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service, and PeopleNet, a provider of mobile fleet management solutions, announced an agreement that will allow users to bypass weigh stations using their in-cab PeopleNet systems.

Tags: PeopleNet, Drivewyze, Weigh Stations

March 1, 2013 - Industry News

Skirmish Continues Over HOS Start Date

Lawyers at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and American Trucking Associations are sniping at each other over the start date of the new hours-of-service rule.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, HOS, Public Citizen, CVSA

March 1, 2013 - Industry News

ATA Criticizes FMCSA Rejection of HOS Delay Request

American Trucking Associations officials criticized the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for rejecting a request to delay implementation of its embattled hours-of-service rule.



Tags: FMCSA, ATA, HOS

February 27, 2013 - Industry News

Nevada Mulls Higher Speed Limits

Legislation introduced this week in Nevada could result in speed limits of as much as 85 mph on some Interstate roadways.

Tags: Nevada, Highways, Speed Limits

February 26, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Denies ATA Request To Delay HOS Start

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has rejected a request by the American Trucking Associations to delay the start of updated hours-of-service regulations.

February 26, 2013 - Industry News

Report Claims Ontario, Canada, has Quotas for Truck Inspections

A story from north of the border claims what some in trucking have long thought was true: That truck inspectors in some parts have quotas.

Tags: Canada, inspections

February 20, 2013 - Industry News

Winners Named in TCA’s 2012 National Fleet Safety Awards

The Truckload Carriers Association has selected 18 companies as division winners in its 37th annual National Fleet Safety Awards.

Tags: Safety, TCA

February 20, 2013 - Industry News

Unified Registration System Nearing Publication

The Unified Registration System, which will reform the way the federal government keeps track of motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders, is in the final stage of the rulemaking process.

Tags: DOT, FMCSA, URS

February 18, 2013 - Industry News

DOT Orders California Driver to Cease Operating

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered a California-based truck driver to cease operating after he was cited for numerous egregious violations of federal regulations, the most recent involving being arrested for intoxicated driving.

Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Safety, Alcohol

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo Group Invests in DriveCam

Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary to the Volvo Group, has made a strategic investment in DriveCam, a global driver risk management company.

Tags: Volvo, DriveCam, Safety Technology

February 13, 2013 - Industry News

Report Summarizes Car-Truck Contribution/Fault in Serious Crashes

A new report released by the American Trucking Associations summarizes the car-truck relative contribution/fault findings of several large-scale studies.

Tags: FMCSA, AAA, ATA, CSA, NHTSA

February 12, 2013 - Industry News

Con-way Freight's James Sutfin Reaches Three Million Consecutive Accident-Free Miles

Con-way Freight announced that professional driver sales representative James "Jackpot" Sutfin surpassed the career milestone of three million consecutive, accident-free miles. Sutfin, a long-time resident of Las Vegas, is the first of Con-way's 15,000 drivers nationwide to reach this safe-driving achievement.

Tags: Driver Safety, Con-way Freight

February 7, 2013 - Industry News

ATA Renews Call for FMCSA to Implement Crash Accountability

The American Trucking Associations reiterated its call for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to immediately establish a process to remove from motor carriers’ records crashes where it was plainly evident that the carrier was not to blame.

Tags: FMCSA, Safety, CSA, Crash Accountability

February 5, 2013 - Industry News

Accident Specialist Casts Doubt on Reliability of Police Reports

Police accident reports are not reliable enough to determine who’s at fault in truck crashes for the CSA safety enforcement system, according to an accident reconstruction specialist during a CSA advisory panel meeting Tuesday. Washington Editor Oliver B. Patton reports.

Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, Safety, CSA, MCSAC

February 4, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Grants Exemptions to Hearing-Impaired Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted the first exemptions to rules for interstate commercial drivers when it comes to hearing standards.

Tags: FMCSA, Safety, CDL

February 1, 2013 - Industry News

AAA Study: Behind-the-Wheel Cell Phone Users More Likely to Speed and Drive Drowsy

Motorists who use cell phones while driving are more likely to engage in additional dangerous behaviors such as speeding, driving drowsy, driving without a seatbelt and sending texts or e-mails, according to a survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

January 30, 2013 - Industry News

DPF Maker Cleaire Shuts Down Following Fires and Recalls

Sparks from several Cleaire retrofit DPFs started several forest fires in Washington State. One fire claimed 29 homes.

Brush fires caused by sparks from its diesel particulate filters and expensive recalls have apparently caused Cleaire, Inc., a California specialty manufacturer, to suddenly shut down.

Tags: Recalls, DPF, Cleaire, ARB, Monastery Fire, NewWorld Capital Group, CARB, California

January 29, 2013 - Industry News

It's Official: LaHood Will Not Serve Second Term as DOT Secretary

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will stay only until a successor is found.

After much speculation on whether he would stay or go, this morning, Secretary Ray LaHood announced to the employees of the U.S. Department of Transportation that after serving for four years in President Obama's cabinet, he would not be staying on for the second term.

January 29, 2013 - Industry News

CVSA Reports Brake Safety Week Inspection Results

Brake Safety Week in North America was held Sept. 9-15 and is an annual enforcement campaign on commercial vehicle, truck and bus brake system maintenance.

Tags: Brake Safety Week, CVSA

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