August 15, 2016 - Industry News
Bendix has released a repair solution for the voluntary recall of about 200,000 of its SR-5 trailer spring brake valves.
Tags: Trailers, Recalls, Bendix, Brakes
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a reply brief to the government's arguments defending its controversial electronic logging mandate in the association's lawsuit, scheduled to be heard by a federal court next month.
Tags: OOIDA, Litigation, ELDs
August 11, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has launched Our Roads, Our Responsibility, a safety-focused campaign to raise public awareness about how to operate safely around large commercial vehicles.
Tags: FMCSA, Pedestrian Safety, Public Safety, Passenger Cars, Share the Road, Image
The recall covers 889 Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks in the 2016 model year.
Tags: Recalls, Ram 5500, Ram 3500, Ram 4500, NHTSA, Large Pickups, 2016-MY, FCA
August 10, 2016 - Press Release
Vehicle lift maker Stertil-Koni will continue to sponsor National Lift Week, a event highlighting the best practices in vehicle lifting safety, efficiency, durability and environmental friendliness.
Tags: Vehicle Lifts, Safety Technology, Stertil-Koni, National Lift Week
August 9, 2016 - Industry News
A report issued by the Governors Highway Safety Association on the “extreme danger posed by tired drivers” includes a new NHTSA estimate that pegs the annual societal cost of fatigue-related fatal and injury crashes at $109 billion— and that does not include property damage.
Tags: Drowsy Driving, Driver Fatigue, NHTSA
August 9, 2016 - Product News
KeepTruckin has completed the certification process for its ELD offering, allowing its solution to be officially registered by FMCSA.
Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, ELD Mandate
With the extended comment period on the impact a sleep-apnea rule might have on CMV drivers closed for several weeks, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced its Medical Review Board will meet on August 22 and 23 in a public session to make recommendations on comments submitted.
Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, OSA
August 8, 2016 - Industry News
The release of the final version of California’s Sustainable Freight Action Plan has been met with harsh criticism by two groups representing Golden State’s truck-fleet operators.
Tags: CARB, California, Emissions Reduction, Zero-Emission Vehicles
August 4, 2016 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Operation Safe Driver Week has been set for the week of Oct.16-22, taking place across North America.
Tags: Driver Safety, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA
August 3, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a safety advisory warning of the hazards of using battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices in and around commercial motor vehicles.
Tags: FMCSA, E-cigarettes, Vaping
July 29, 2016 - Industry News
Arlington, Wash.-based Smokey Point Distributing, a Daseke company, has been named the Washington Trucking Association’s “Safety Fleet of the Year” in the common carrier (over 5 million miles) category.
Tags: Driver Safety, Fleet Safety, Smokey Point Distributing, Daseke Inc.
Bendix is making available information pertaining to its voluntary recall of some 200,000 of its SR-5 trailer spring brake valves. That May 17 action has prompted recalls of over 30,000 trailers by 11 various trailer makers.
Tags: NHTSA, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
July 28, 2016 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Administration should stop pushing the adoption of “robot car technology” until more testing is done and enforceable safety standards are promulgated, according to a July 28 letter sent by three advocacy groups to NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind.
Tags: Highway Safety, Tesla Motors, NHTSA, Autonomous Vehicles
July 26, 2016 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance held its annual, unannounced brake check day on May 4, inspecting 6,128 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.
Tags: Brake Safety Week, ABS, CVSA, Inspections, Air Brakes, Brakes
July 22, 2016 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Roadcheck inspection blitz this year focused on tires, and an analysis of inspection data shows that tread depth was by far the most common violation cited.
Tags: Inspections, Tires, Roadcheck, Vigillo
July 20, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is delaying the implementation of the final stage of its simplified online registration process, called the Unified Registration System.
Tags: FMCSA, Fleet Safety, Vehicle Registration, Department of Transportation
July 19, 2016 - Industry News
Southern Freight Services' director of safety, human resources and recruiting, Kelsey Wolfe, was awarded Heavy Duty Trucking’s 2016 Safety & Compliance Award during a ceremony on July 19 at the Fleet Safety Conference.
Tags: Fleet Safety Conference, Awards, Safety & Compliance
July 19, 2016 - Product News
Teletrac Navman has launched a new global software platform, Teletrac Navman Director, for the 50- to 500-vehicle market. It tracks trucks and other assets, collects data for analytics, and provides real-time feedback to drivers.
Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, Teletrac
July 18, 2016 - Industry News
T.F. "Scott" Darling is now officially the administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, after running the agency on an interim basis since Anne Ferro left the post in August 2014.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulators, Truck Safety
July 15, 2016 - Industry News
The massacre by truck in Nice, France on July 14 raises anew the question of what can be done to prevent low-tech but devastating truck-ramming assaults of people gathered along or near a roadway.
Tags: Department of Homeland Security, Terrorism
July 14, 2016 - Industry News
As the Commercial Vehicle Safety Association sees it, the FAST Act highway bill included numerous provisions that, once implemented, will improve motor carrier safety.
Tags: FMCSA, CVSA
Car and truck technologies are "completely different," and Missouri's governor erred is equating one with the other in his veto of legislation that would've allowed testing in that state, says a consultant involved in development.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Vehicle Safety Technology, TMC, Tesla, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles
July 12, 2016 - Industry News
Missouri Governor Jeremiah W. Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have established a pilot program for testing automated long-haul trucks using platooning technology.
Tags: Tesla Motors, Missouri, Truck Platooning
July 11, 2016 - Industry News
Some truckers found themselves in a sticky situation over the weekend as protesters angry about recent police killings tried to block highways, and in some cases succeeded.
Photos show protesters climbing on top of tractors and trailers in some locations.
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