March 11, 2015 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association named FTC Transportation of Oklahoma City and Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba as the two grand prize winners of its National Fleet Safety Award.
Tags: Driver Safety, TCA, National Fleet Safety Awards
Improperly followed procedures involving a truck carrying an oversized load may have contributed to the train crash in North Carolina earlier this week, according to a news report from the Associated Press.
Tags: Safety, Collision, Railroads, Oversize Loads, Grade Crossing Accidents
March 10, 2015 - Industry News
GAO report says Federal Highway Administration should research how oversize/overweight highway loads are permitted to develop best practices that can be shared with States.
Tags: GAO, FHWA, Permits, Truck Size/Weight
Oakley Transportation Group has named Kelly L. McDowell its new Director of Safety and Compliance. He will be charged with integrating safety programs within every section of the company.
Tags: Driver Safety, Leadership, Safety & Compliance, People
The trucking company PAM Transport Inc. has been ordered to pay 12 of its former truck drivers a total of $477,399 in a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, EEOC, PAM Transport
March 9, 2015 - Industry News
As many as 40 persons were injured when an AmTrak passenger train collided with a commercial truck that was on the tracks in North Carolina today, according to a report from ABC News.
Tags: Railroads, Collision, Accidents, North Carolina, Grade Crossing Accidents
March 5, 2015 - Industry News
Three days after nearly $5 million in gold was stolen from a truck along I-95 in North Carolina, authorities say they're suspicious it was an inside job, although the two guards involved are not currently suspects.
Tags: Cargo Theft
March 3, 2015 - Industry News
The projected publication date for the final ELD rule has been updated to September 30th according the the FMCSA.
Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, eLog
A $50,000 reward is being offered for information in the theft of $4 million in gold Sunday evening from a truck on I-95 in North Carolina.
Tags: Security, North Carolina, I-95
March 2, 2015 - Product News
Mack Trucks is offering natural gas versions of its Pinnacle model with the Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission and Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, UltraShift Plus
March 2, 2015 - Industry News
Legislation has been reintroduced in the House by Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) that would create a “national hiring standard” for motor carriers.
Tags: FMCSA, BASIC, CSA, Legislation, TIA, Brokers
February 26, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks is seeking entries for the Volvo Trucks Safety Award which recognizes two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs.
Tags: Driver Safety, Volvo Trucks, Fleet Safety, Awards, ATA MC&E
A report from the Governors Highway Safety Association finds that 2,125 pedestrians were killed in the first half of 2014 – essentially unchanged when compared with the 2,141 pedestrian fatalities during the same period in 2013.
Tags: Pedestrian Safety, GHSA, Road Deaths
February 24, 2015 - Industry News
The service replacement steering gears, at risk for breaking, might be installed on 2008-2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty diesel vehicles in North America.
Tags: Diesel Engines, 2009-MY, 2010-MY, Recalls, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, 2008-MY, Ford
February 20, 2015 - Industry News
Highway-safety lobbies have petitioned the NHTSA to require forward collision avoidance and mitigation braking systems on all new trucks and buses rated at 10,000 pounds or more GVW.
Tags: Highway Safety, Collision Avoidance Technology, Forward Collision Warning, NHTSA
February 18, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared a small Aurora, Colorado-based trucking company to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered it immediately shut down on Feb. 12, according to a news release issued Wednesday.
Tags: FMCSA, Colorado, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
February 16, 2015 - Industry News
Over the past several weeks, the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International has received reports of over 40 pilferage events at truckstops and highway pull-offs in one state.
Tags: Arkansas, Truckstops, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime, I-40, I-55
February 13, 2015 - Industry News
Acting Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn ordered the immediate inspection of all state-owned bridges of similar age and condition to the Capital Beltway Bridge which is currently under repairs.
Tags: Maryland, Road Construction, Bridges
February 12, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will publish its final rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices some time this year, according to Joe DeLorenzo, director of FMCSA’s office of enforcement and compliance.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, ELDs, 34-Hour Restart
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Las Vegas, -based JDJD Transportation to immediately shut down following a federal investigation revealing several widespread violations of critical safety regulations.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Nevada, Safety & Compliance
February 11, 2015 - Industry News
Due to a planned closure on the morning of Feb. 17, drivers using Interstate 270 in North St. Louis County and Madison County, Ill., are being encouraged to consider alternate routes.
Tags: Missouri, Illinois, St. Louis, Road Closure, I-270
The trucking company Saia Motor Freight Line has been fined by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration following an investigation regarding an explosion at one of its terminals last August, injuring four employees.
Tags: Regulations, OSHA, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Saia
February 10, 2015 - Industry News
Participants in a panel at the Omnitracs Outlook User Conference shared some of the ways they have used technology to improve their CSA scores and overall safety performance.
Tags: CSA, Omnitracs, Safety, Information Technology, E-logs
The California Air Resources Board is hosting the Diesel Truck Regulation Information Session and Conference in Los Angeles to inform fleets about current rules on diesel engines and explain how to maintain compliance.
Tags: CARB, Diesel Emissions, Regulations
David Lee Cullen, who has been covering trucking exclusively for major industry magazines since 1981, joins the Heavy Duty Trucking editorial team officially this week as executive editor.
Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, People
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