August 21, 2015 - Industry News
The recall, which involves just 199 vehicles, will address a front suspension issue.
Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, Ram 5500, 2015-MY, Ram 4500, NHTSA, FCA
In a truck parking survey mandated by the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” Act (MAP-21), almost half of the state departments of transportation surveyed reported that truckers were forced to park on freeway interchange ramps and shoulders of highways.
Tags: Federal Highway Administration, Truck Parking
August 19, 2015 - Industry News
Highway officials say the bridge on northbound Interstate 65 at Lafayette, Ind., will remain closed into mid September as contractors work to stabilize the structure. State and local sources are suggesting certain alternate routes in western Indiana and into eastern Illinois.
Tags: Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana, Bridges, Road Closure, Highways
August 18, 2015 - Industry News
The vehicle was only five months old and had been run only 3,000 miles before it caught fire during an ordinary customer run, the suit claims. The manufacturers say nothing was wrong with the equipment.
Tags: Volvo, Natural Gas Vehicles, Vehicle Fires, Cummins Westport, Agility Fuel Systems, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG
August 12, 2015 - Industry News
Two defendants have pleaded guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to sell fraudulently obtained Class A commercial driver’s licenses by bribing DMV employees in Northern California.
Tags: CDL, DMV, Department of Homeland Security, FBI, Crime & Fraud
August 11, 2015 - Industry News
The Walmart truck driver involved in a fatal crash with a limousine carrying comedian Tracy Morgan was awake for more than 28 hours prior to the crash, according to an NTSB investigation.
Tags: Accidents, New Jersey, Fatal Accidents, Fatigue, Walmart
August 10, 2015 - Industry News
A judge has allowed a class action against Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America to continue after the truck maker made motions to dismiss the case involving BlueTec emissions control technology.
Tags: Emissions, Lawsuits, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, EPA 2010, Litigation, SCR
August 7, 2015 - Industry News
The 2015 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships hosted by American Trucking Associations are set to kick off on Aug. 13 in St. Louis.
Tags: ATA, National Truck Driving Championships, Competition, Driving Safety
August 5, 2015 - Industry News
Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in all but name for the past year, T.F. Scott Darling III has been nominated to fill that vacant appointment by President Obama.
Tags: FMCSA, People
August 4, 2015 - Industry News
Wabco Holdings has appointed industry veteran Jon Morrison president of its Americas business unit, the company announced.
Tags: Leadership, People, Wabco
The truck driver involved in a June 25 nine-vehicle crash on I-75 near Chattanooga, Tenn., that killed six people, has been charged with six counts of vehicular homicide, among other charges.
Tags: Tennessee, Hours of Service, Fatal Accidents, NTSB, I-75, Litigation
July 31, 2015 - Industry News
The day after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration stated its general satisfaction with a Government Accountability Office study of the hours-of-service changes implemented in 2013, the American Trucking Associations slammed the safety agency for “cherry-picking” a few points “in a desperate effort to influence lawmakers.”
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, GAO, 34-Hour Restart
July 30, 2015 - Industry News
FMCSA has voiced its support of a U.S. Government Accountability Office report that examined the hours-of-service changes that were implemented in 2013.
Tags: FMCSA, GAO, Fatigue, HOS
July 29, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations, in its comments on the FMCSA's proposed changes to the CSA, says the agency didn't go far enough.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, CSA
July 24, 2015 - Industry News
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Oak Harbor Freight Lines $20,000 for retaliating against truck drivers who refuse to drive when sick or fatigued.
Tags: OSHA, Driving Safety, Fatigue, Fines
July 23, 2015 - Industry News
Drivers should expect delays and a detour on westbound Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Tags: Minnesota Department of Transportation, Detours, Road Closure
July 22, 2015 - Industry News
Out of service brake violations dropped slightly this year during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual, unannounced brake check day.
Tags: Brakes, CVSA, Out of Service Violations
UPS is making collision mitigation technology standard equipment on every new Class 8 tractor the company orders.
Tags: UPS, Collision Avoidance, Bendix
July 21, 2015 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that this year's Brake Safety Week will take place from Sept. 6 - 12.
Tags: Vehicle Inspection, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA
July 20, 2015 - Industry News
A bridge collapse in Southeastern California has forced the closure of a section of Interstate 10 near the state border for an indefinite period of time
Tags: Flooding, Road Closure, I-10
July 14, 2015 - Industry News
The House of Representatives unveils a short-term funding patch to keep the highway program running for the next six months, as a Senate committee prepares to consider a comprehensive highway safety bill Wednesday that addresses trucking issues such as CSA reforms, younger drivers and hair testing.
Tags: Highway Funding, CSA, Hair Testing, Legislation
July 13, 2015 - Industry News
The Fleet Safety Conference kicked off Monday evening in Schaumburg, Ill., and will offer sessions over the next two days about creating a positive safety culture at the corporate and fleet level.
Tags: Fleet Safety Conference, Fleet Events
The project will help states develop pavement friction management programs and demonstrate measuring equipment.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Safety, Pavement Research, Highways
A new Senate bill calls for truck drivers to be paid by the hour and would increase minimum insurance levels, mandate collision avoidance systems and speed limiters, and study the effects on safety of truck drivers having to drive hours just to get to the start of their workday.
Tags: Legislation, Insurance, Collision Avoidance Technology, Speed Limiter, U.S. Senate, Driver Pay
July 10, 2015 - Industry News
Kentucky dispatcher Bryan Napier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud for his part in a scheme to defraud shippers.
Tags: FMCSA, FBI, Crime & Fraud, Dispatch, Shippers
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