Safety & Compliance

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January 5, 2018 - Industry News

FMCSA Cuts UCR Fees for Motor Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule that reduces annual registration fees collected the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement for the 2018, 2019, and subsequent registration years.

Tags: Unified Carrier Registration; FMCSA

January 5, 2018 - Press Release

Kinedyne Certified by Women's Business Council

Kinedyne LLC, a business specializing in the design, manufacture, and distribution of cargo securement products to the transportation industry for nearly 50 years, announced national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women President’s Educational Organization-NY.

Tags: Kinedyne, Recognition, Women in Fleet, Women's Business Enterprises

January 4, 2018 - Industry News

Sprinter 3500 Vans Recalled for Crosswind Assist

Screen shot via YouTube.

The recall covers 2,177 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 and Freightliner Sprinter 3500 vans.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Freightliner, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Daimler, NHTSA, Safety

December 29, 2017 - Industry News

Transportation Accidents Most Common Work Fatality

Photo of car crash by CGP Grey via Wikimedia Commons.

Work deaths climbed 7% in 2016, and transportation incidents accounted for 40% of those fatalities, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Tags: National Safety Council, Road Deaths, Safety, Bureau of Labor Statistics

December 29, 2017 - Industry News

USA Today Finds Drivers Being Overworked at Ports

Photo: Volvo Group

Drivers may be working shifts of up to 20 hours per day for six days a week at two major Southern California ports, sometimes contributing to fatal accidents, according to a report in USA Today – but port trucking companies say the story is misleading.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Hours of Service, Port of Long Beach, Driver Fatigue, Fatal Accidents, Ports

December 28, 2017 - Industry News

Peloton Logs Over 1,000 Miles in Florida Platooning Demonstration

Peloton says trucks equipped with its latest platooning technology logged more than 1,000 miles in a series of tests in Florida earlier this month. Photo: Peloton

A series of just-concluded demonstrations in Florida will help officials there prepare for platooning legislation in the future, Peloton says.

Tags: Active Safety Systems, Fuel Efficiency, Vehicle Platooning, Truck Platooning, Peloton Technology, Advanced Vehicle Technology

December 27, 2017 - Industry News

Freightliner Recalls 3,000 Trucks for Brake Caliper Issue

The Freightliner 108SD was one of several models recalled by Daimler Trucks North America for an issue with improperly torqued brake caliper mounting bolts. Photo: Freightliner

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain 2018 Freightliner, Western Star and Freightliner Custom Chassis vehicles for an issue with improperly torqued brake caliper mounting bolts.

Tags: Freightliner, Western Star, Recalls, Brakes, Freightliner Custom Chassis

December 21, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tips for Winter Driving Conditions

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Winter weather amplifies the danger of being stranded, broken down or involved in an accident, and not being properly prepared with basic travel needs such as food, blankets, and water can lead to life-threatening scenarios.

Tags: Winter Driving, Snow, Holiday Travel

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

Dana Spicer Axles Offered on Kenworth T270 and T370

Kenworth T370 fuel tanker Photo: Kenworth

The medium-duty Kenworth T270 and T370 are now available with Dana Spicer S140 series single reduction, single-drive axles and the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced driver assistance system.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, T270, T370, Bendix, Axles, Dana Spicer, ADAS, Vocational Trucks

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

Forecast: Holiday Travel Will Reach Record Levels

Approximately 97.4 million will travel by car, a 3% year-over-year increase. Photo via Wikimedia/Minesweeper.

AAA’s latest research found that travel during the year-end holiday period from Dec. 23 through Jan. 1. will be the highest year-end travel volume on record.

Tags: AAA, Car Rental, Holiday Travel

December 19, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Looking at How it Defines Personal Conveyance

Photo: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute<br />

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to revise its regulatory guidance on commercial-vehicle drivers legally using trucks as “personal conveyance” while off duty.

Tags: FMCSA, HOS, ELD Mandate

December 19, 2017 - Industry News

Canada Unveils Plan for its Own ELD Mandate

Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada. Photo via Wikimedia Commons<br />

Canada’s federal government has unveiled plans to mandate electronic logging devices in trucks, largely echoing rules that officially took hold in the U.S. on Dec. 18.

Tags: Canada, Hours of Service, ELDs, ELD Mandate

December 19, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Alliance Applauds Trump for Sticking with ELD Rule

The Trucking Alliance is applauding the Trump Administration for not delaying the ELD mandate deadline, calling it a victory for highway safety.

Tags: Driver Safety, Highway Safety, ELDs, The Trucking Alliance, ELD Mandate

December 18, 2017 - Industry News

ELD Mandate Finally Arrives, to Growing Pains and Praise

The electronic logging device rule kicked in on Dec. 18 and enforcement has begun across the country.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, ATA, Hours of Service, CVSA, ELDs, ELD Mandate

December 15, 2017 - Industry News

What ELD Enforcement Could Look Like on Day 1

The electronic logging device rule takes effect on Dec. 18, but many fleets and drivers may not be compliant with it in time. So, what will enforcement look like for them?

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Inspections, CVSA, ELDs, Out of Service Violations, ELD Mandate, TCA

December 15, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Gives 90-Day ELD Waiver to Ag and Livestock Haulers

Photo: J.J. Keller

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has officially issued a 90-day temporary waiver of the rule to carriers of agricultural commodities and livestock.

Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, Agricultural Fleets, ELD Mandate

December 13, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Utility Equipment Investigated for Connection to Fires

Photo of smoke from the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, Calif., via California National Guard/Flickr

Southern California Edison (SCE) is under investigation for its connection to recent fires in the state. Six fires began earlier this month as seasonal Santa Ana winds picked up, affecting nearly 264,000 acres across five counties in the region.

Tags: Southern California Edison, Fire, Natural Disaster

December 12, 2017 - Industry News

Proposed Bill Would Require Front and Side Impact Guards

Photo: IIHS

A have proposed a bill to require impact guards on the sides and front of a truck in order to product passenger vehicles from being crushed underneath a vehicle in a collision.

Tags: Legislation, Underride Guard, Underride, U.S. Congress, Side Guards

December 12, 2017 - Product News

Zonar Confirms ELD Data Transfer Works in FMCSA Testing

Photo via Zonar

Zonar has successfully completed testing with the FMCSA to confirm that data transfer works between its Zonar Logs electronic logging solution and an authorized safety official’s laptop.

Tags: Hours of Service, Zonar, Enforcement, ELDs, ELD Mandate

December 12, 2017 - Industry News

TRALA Scores 90-Day ELD Waiver for Short-Term Truck Rentals

FMCSA has granted a TRALA request to provide a 90-day waiver of the ELD rule to trucks rented for 30 days or less.

A 90-day waiver from the electronic logging device mandate will soon be issued for carriers operating short-term rental trucks (defined as 30 days or less) by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Tags: FMCSA, TRALA, Penske Truck Leasing, ELDs, ELD Mandate

December 12, 2017 - Industry News

Officials Hand Out Nearly 39,000 Citations During Safe Driver Week

Image via CVSA

Nearly double the amount of citations were handed out to commercial drivers during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Operation Safe Driver Week compared to last year.

Tags: Driver Safety, Traffic Violations, Law Enforcement, Citations, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA

December 11, 2017 - Industry News

Survey: Owner-Operators More Unprepared for ELD Deadline Than Fleets

Source: Help Inc.

Nearly half of respondents to a poll by Help Inc. had not yet selected an electronic logging device two weeks ahead of the Dec. 18 deadline.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Compliance, ELDs, Owner Operators, ELD Mandate

December 11, 2017 - Industry News

ELD Face-off: Two Sides of the Looming Mandate

Photo: FMCSA

With just a week to go until the much-debated electronic logging device rule kicks in on Dec. 18, HDT asked top officials of two trucking associations that have been outspoken in their support or criticism of the far-reaching mandate to weigh in on several key aspects.

Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, The Trucking Alliance, ELD Mandate, ELDs

December 8, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Updates SMS Website with November Results

Screenshot via FMCSA.gov

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has updated the CSA SMS website with the Nov. 17, 2017, results.

Tags: FMCSA, Website, CSA, SMS, Crash Accountability

December 7, 2017 - Industry News

House Committee Hears Testimony on Autonomous Truck Tech

House members listen to Greer Woodruff, senior vice president of safety, security and driver personnel at J.B. Hunt. Photo via ATA Twitter feed.

During a House subcommittee hearing on emerging transportation technology Thursday, representatives found themselves pondering the societal impact autonomous vehicles may have on American workers.

Tags: Truck Drivers, U.S. House of Representatives, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Autonomous Vehicles, Drivers

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