June 24, 2016 - Industry News
The FMCSA declared a Tennessee-licensed driver to be an imminent hazard to public safety after reckless driving behavior, related to alcohol consumption, led to two deaths.
Tags: FMCSA, Speeding, Imminent Hazard, Alcohol Testing, Road Deaths
June 23, 2016 - Industry News
The courtroom battle over the validity of the electronic logging device mandate has heated up. An amicus brief filed by two safety advocacy groups backs up FMCSA's defense of its ELD rule against a lawsuit brought by OOIDA that contends the rulemaking is seriously flawed.
Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, ELD, The Trucking Alliance
June 20, 2016 - Industry News
Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 34th Highway Hero Award, honoring drivers who risked their own lives to help others while on the job.
Tags: Drivers, Goodyear, Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero
June 20, 2016 - Global News
Daimler Trucks says it’s making pedestrian detection in trucks available for the first time, with new Sideboard Assist and Active Brake Assist 4 in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Active Safety Systems, Daimler Trucks, Global
June 16, 2016 - Industry News
The Department of Transportation’s Inspector General has initiated an audit of commercial motor vehicle loading and unloading delays in response to provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act highway bill, which became law late last year.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration forcefully defended its Electronic Logging Device rule in a court brief filed June 15. The filing was in response to a lawsuit brought against the mandate by the Owner Operator Independent Driverws Association.
Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, ELD, Lawsuits
Hot-button safety and compliance issues such as electronic logs and the technology at work behind tomorrow's autonomous vehicle will be discussed at next month's Fleet Safety Conference.
Tags: Driver Safety, Bobit Business Media, Fleet Safety, Fleet Safety Conference, Fleet Events
June 15, 2016 - Industry News
A high-profile truck crash in Georgia that led to increased calls for a collision-avoidance technology mandate has reportedly resulted in murder indictments for the truck driver and carrier involved.
Tags: Georgia, Crime & Fraud, Collision Mitigation
June 14, 2016 - Industry News
The patent-pending guard underwent extensive testing internally and through multiple independent testing agencies, including crash testing performed at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s facility in Virginia.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Trailers, Stoughton Trailers, Rear Underride Guards, Rear Impact Guards
June 13, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Lowell, Mass.-based Flavio Borges Prado to immediately cease operations because of the company’s lack of inspection or maintenance accountability.
Tags: FMCSA, Inspections, Imminent Hazard, Out of Service Violations
June 9, 2016 - Industry News
OSHA is ordering NFI Interactive Logistics to reinstate and pay upwards of $276,000 to a driver who was fired after refusing to violate hours of service regulations to complete a delivery.
Tags: Driver Safety, OSHA, HOS, Employment
June 8, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the public-comment period on the impact a sleep-apnea rule might have on CMV drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea
June 6, 2016 - Industry News
The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration submitted its proposed Phase 2 GHG/MPG rule for trucks and trailers to the Office of Management and Budget on June 3 for required regulatory review.
Tags: MPG, GHG, EPA, NHTSA, Phase 2 GHG Proposals
Passengers riding in large commercial trucks will soon be required to use seat belts when the vehicles are operated on public roads in interstate commerce.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Seat Belts
June 2, 2016 - Industry News
With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 29th annual International Roadcheck starting on June 7, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is offering key points on inspecting and maintaining its components.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Inspections, CVSA, Roadcheck, Preventative Maintenance, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
June 1, 2016 - Industry News
The California Senate has unanimously approved new legislation that would require ignition interlocks for all drunk-driving offenders in the state.
Tags: Drunk Driving, California, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, State Legislation
May 31, 2016 - Industry News
Safety system provider IMMI demonstrated its RollTe, side roll airbag protection system in a live demonstration on a World War II-era airstrip.
Tags: Driver Safety, Crash Tests, Roll Stability, RollTek
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck is set to take place June 7-9 across North America.
Tags: Inspections, CVSA, Roadcheck
May 27, 2016 - Industry News
Fleet management and telematics software provider Omnitracs is sponsoring this year’s Safety & Compliance award which, recognizes industry leaders who have demonstrated excellence in fleet safety.
Tags: Fleet Safety Conference, Awards, Safety & Compliance, Omnitracs
A recent survey on screening and treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea found that drivers were bearing many of the costs associated with the condition.
Tags: Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Survey, ATRI
May 25, 2016 - Industry News
The recall, limited to 55 vans in the 2015 and 2016 model years, will address the risk of windows separating during a crash.
Tags: Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Freightliner Sprinter, Daimler, Full-Size Vans
May 24, 2016 - Industry News
The House Appropriations Committee passed a Fiscal Year 2017 transportation spending bill with some key trucking provisions Tuesday, including addressing problems in a previous bill that threatened the industry’s use of a 34-hour restart on driver hours of service.
Tags: Legislation, Hours of Service, U.S. House of Representatives, 34-Hour Restart
May 20, 2016 - Industry News
The Senate has passed a transportation funding bill that includes a fix of earlier legislative language that muddied what might happen to the Hour of Service rule’s restart provisions if a mandated study cannot show that the restart changes benefitted drivers.
Tags: Hours of Service, Speed Limiter, U.S. Senate
May 19, 2016 - Industry News
Updated on May 20: A House Appropriations subcommittee has advanced language to “fix” the Hour of Service rule’s 34-hour restart provisions that goes much further than a measure contained in a bill passed by the full Senate on May 19.
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
OSHA has ordered tank trailer company Polar Service Centers to reinstate and pay $190,547 in back wages and damages to a fired safety manager who voiced safety concerns about a customer.
Tags: OSHA, Fleet Safety, Employment, Bulk Tank Trailers
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