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August 15, 2016 - Industry News

Bendix Offers Remedy for Recalled Parking Brake Valve

Photo: Bendix

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

August 15, 2016 - Industry News

OOIDA Fires Back on ELD Rule Ahead of September Court Hearing

Photo: Omnitracs

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

FMCSA Shows Drivers How to Share the Road with Trucks

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

August 11, 2016 - Industry News

Ram Heavy Duty Trucks Recalled for Power Loss

Photo of Ram 3500 courtesy of FCA US.

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

Stertil-Koni to Provide Briefings, Demos at National Lift Week

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

New Report Sounds Wakeup Call on Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Images: GHSA

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 Completes FMCSA ELD Certification

Image via KeepTruckin

KeepTruckin has completed the certification process for its ELD offering, allowing its solution to be officially registered by FMCSA.

Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, ELD Mandate

August 9, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Medical Board to Review Comments on Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule

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

Truck Groups Take Issue with California Sustainable Freight Plan

Image: California State Transportation Agency

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

2016 Operation Safe Driver Week is Set for Oct. 16-22

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

FMCSA Warns of Hazards of E-Smoking and Trucks

Electronic nicotine-delivery system products Image: FDA

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

Smokey Point Distributing Honored Again for Safety Efforts

Chris Zondlo, SPD safety coordinator (2nd from left), receives a Great West Safety Award from Great West’s Kevin Skow (far left), and the WTA’s Safety Fleet of the Year Award from Jason Berry, Washington State Patrol assistant chief (2nd from right) and Tom Walrath, of T.E. Walrath Trucking and WTA president (far right). Photo: Daseke

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.

July 29, 2016 - Industry News

Bendix Updates Trailer Parking Brake Valve Issue

To verify that the Bendix SR-5 valve has been repaired per the recall campaign, look for the presence of a black or green tie wrap secured to the valve body. Photo: Bendix

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

Safety Advocates Slam NHTSA for Pushing “Robot Car Technology”

Still from YouTube video of Tesla S owner using autopilot mode

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

CVSA Brake Check Puts 12% Out of Service for Violations

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

Tread Depth Violations Highlight Tire-Focused Roadcheck

The number of inspections with tire violations shows the increased enforcement activity during Roadcheck. Graph: Vigillo

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

FMCSA Delays Online DOT Registration System Implementation

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

HDT Announces 2016 Safety & Compliance Award Winner

Kelsey Wolfe. Photo by Jim Park.

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 Director Platform Aimed at Mid-Size Fleet Market

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

Darling Officially Confirmed as Head of FMCSA

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

Truck Ramming Again Recognized as Terrorist Threat

Truck used to kill pedestrians in Nice, France on July 14, shown after the driver was killed by police gunfire. Image via Twitter

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

CVSA Upbeat on FAST Act Impact on Carrier Safety

Jay Thompson testifying before U.S. Senate panel. Image: CVSA

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

July 14, 2016 - Industry News

Veto of Truck Platooning Bill a Mistake, Says Industry Consultant

Both drivers steer in this test of a platooning system in the western U.S. In the Tesla car crash, the autopilot was in full control – though the driver should've intervened. Photo: Peloton Technology

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 Gov. Vetoes Platoon Program After Tesla Incident

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

Black Lives Matter Protests Shut Down Highways

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.

Tags: Highways

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