December 26, 2013 - Industry News
As we look back at 2013, here's our annual look at the top news stories of the year. Our list was compiled on the basis of popularity on our website, Truckinginfo.com, as well as our editors' opinions on which stories have the most impact on the trucking industry.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Sleep Apnea, Legislation, Regulations, Insurance
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has scheduled a public listening session on how to test the trucking knowledge of would-be carriers, brokers and freight forwarders.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations
December 23, 2013 - Industry News
A total of 222 cargo thefts were recorded in the United States from September through November, according to the logistics security services security provider FreightWatch International, a slight drop from the previous three-month period.
Tags: Freight, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch
December 20, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED (2) -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is working on a field test of alternatives to the current sleeper berth rule.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, ATA, Hours of Service, Minnesota Trucking Association
Emergency hauling declarations, suspending hours of service rules for truck drivers, are piling up across the nation.
Tags: FMCSA, Gasoline, Drivers, Massachusetts, Iowa, New Hampshire, Diesel Fuel, Weather, Propane Transport
The website has come under fire by some trucking groups over what they believe are misrepresentations on the site when it comes to safety records and actual carrier performance.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety & Compliance, SMS
New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hours-of-service regulations for truckers could mean increased costs for consumers, according to a new study from the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Hours of Service, HOS, Fleets
December 18, 2013 - Industry News
Navistar is recalling more than 2,800 model year 2013-2014 International ProStar sleeper cab vehicles manufactured Dec. 12, 2012, through Aug. 8, of this year.
Tags: International, Navistar, Recalls, NHTSA
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to ease its standards for granting exemptions to driver vision requirements.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Driver Safety
Short-haul drivers who find that they unexpectedly exceed their daily limits can get relief from enforcement of the 30-minute break requirement.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, Hours of Service, Driver Safety
December 17, 2013 - Industry News
Winter does not officially begin until Saturday, however state transportation departments have been working hard to remove snow and ice from the nation's roadways for weeks.
Tags: Winter Driving, Information Technology
December 16, 2013 - Industry News
Governors of two states has issued emergency declarations, waiving federal hours of service regulations, for some truckers due to cold weather.
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, Maine, South Dakota
The American Trucking Associations and the Minnesota Trucking Association have jointly petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to conduct a pilot program to study the effect of increased flexibility in the use of sleeper berth breaks by truck drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Hours of Service, Minnesota Trucking Association, Regulations
Michelin North America has announced a safety recall of approximately 1.3 million of its Michelin LTX M/S commercial light truck tires, sold in both the U.S. and Canada.
Tags: Michelin, Recalls, Tires
December 12, 2013 - Industry News
In the past few years, a growing number of cities have begun adding a new signal light to their streets: the flashing yellow arrow. When illuminated, the flashing yellow arrow lets drivers know that they can legally make a left-hand turn after yielding to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
Tags: Driver Safety, Driving Safety
December 11, 2013 - Industry News
Deputy Transportation Secretary John Porcari is stepping down after four and a half years of service. In a message to DOT employees, Secretary Anthony Foxx thanked Porcari and said he has asked Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez to step in as Acting Deputy Secretary starting Jan. 1.
Tags: DOT, Leadership
December 9, 2013 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations has just issued a white paper on the reliability of scores from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program in evaluating the safety of individual trucking companies.
December 8, 2013 - Industry News
Work will continue on the I-24 Ohio River Bridge between Paducah, Ky., and Metropolis, Ill., into mid-January, and the maximum load width will be reduced.
Tags: Ohio, Illinois, Highways, I-24
December 5, 2013 - Industry News
A recent news report about broken truck reefer units in Ohio prompted Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, to press the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to act on food safety.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Congress
December 4, 2013 - Industry News
The New York Thruway has installed the first-in-the-nation Doppler-radar-enhanced LED signs to alert wrong way drivers before they enter the Niagara Expressway, also known as I-190, at the southbound exit 9 off-ramp in Buffalo.
Tags: New York, Safety, Safety & Compliance, New York Thruway
December 3, 2013 - Industry News
There is a new reason for truckers to worry about four-wheelers during the holidays, with a new survey showing aggressive driving is higher during this time of the year.
Tags: Drivers, Driving Safety, Safety
December 2, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will consider additional applications for exemptions from the federal hearing standard prohibiting deaf truck drivers from interstate operations. The first 40 such individuals to receive these exemptions were approved in February.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Safety & Compliance
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is moving to fix a longtime problem in its CSA safety enforcement system. The agency is asking for comments on a plan to start including in its CSA database the results of court rulings on carrier challenges of roadside inspection citations.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Safety & Compliance, SMS
November 26, 2013 - Industry News
With the House and Senate going to conference on a Water Resources Development bill, the way is clear for transportation committees in both chambers to take up reauthorization of the federal highway program.
Tags: Legislation, Congress, Highway Funding, Highways, Infrastructure Funding
A trucking company that was fined more than $1 million dollars earlier this month for firing employees who blew the whistle for its illegal activities says it will fight the decision.
Tags: Drivers, OSHA, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
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