Safety & Compliance

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October 29, 2015 - Industry News

OOS Violations Down in 2015 Brake Safety Week

The results are in from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week and out-of-service violations were down compared with last year’s inspection period.

Tags: FMCSA, Vehicle Inspection, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA

October 20, 2015 - Industry News

ATA: Automatic Braking Should be Standard on Trucks and Cars

The American Trucking Associations has decided to “urge” both truck and car manufacturers to equip all new vehicles with automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems and that ATA has “offered its support for a potential regulation” addressing this type of collision-mitigation safety technology.

Tags: NHTSA, ATA MC&E, Collision Mitigation

October 20, 2015 - Product News

Vigillo's 'Just' Promises Corrections to Unfair CSA Scores

'Just' creates an alternate method of scoring based on findings of independent enforcement experts and it makes the results available to fleets.

Tags: FMCSA, Vigillo, CSA score, CSA, ATA MC&E

October 19, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Honors Ruan, Searcy with 2015 Safety Awards

Searcy has a "right to decide" policy that allows drivers to interrupt a trip if conditions become unsafe.

Based in the American Midwest and Canadian Prairies, the two winners were picked for their low accident rates and the quality of their safety programs.

Tags: Michelin, Volvo Trucks, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Award, ATA MC&E

October 18, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Chief: Safety Benefits when Agency Partners with Trucking

FMCSA's Darling addressing annual ATA meeting in Philadelphia on Oct. 18. Photo: Evan Lockridge

The acting chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration committed the agency to working even more closely with trucking’s stakeholders to further improve highway safety.

Tags: FMCSA, American Trucking Associations, ATA MC&E

October 16, 2015 - Press Release

CEI Talks Managing and Preventing Accidents at ATA Conference

The CEI Group will at the ATA's Management Conference and Exhibition showing ways that it helps vocational fleets prevent and manage accidents.

Tags: Driver Safety, Accident Prevention, Accident Management, CEI Group, ATA MC&E

October 16, 2015 - Industry News

DOT Considers Mandating Crash Mitigation on Class 3-8 Trucks

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration said it will consider requiring new trucks to be equipped with forward-collision-mitigation systems that incorporate automatic emergency braking.

Tags: Collision Avoidance Technology, Forward Collision Avoidance, Collision Mitigation

October 15, 2015 - Industry News

Falling Debris Sparks Controversy Over Detroit's Ambassador Bridge

Photo: Jim Park

Debris falling from the 85-year-old Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor has ignited controversy over who should be held responsible.

Tags: Infrastructure Funding, Ambassador Bridge, Bridges, Canada, Cross-Border Trucking

October 14, 2015 - Product News

Lytx ActiveVision Addresses Drowsy and Distracted Drivers

Photo: Lytx

Lytx says its new driver safety solution ActiveVision is designed to help detect, analyze and address distracted and drowsy driving.

Tags: Driver Safety, Drowsy Driving, Fatigue, Lytx

October 9, 2015 - Industry News

EPA Fines Estes Express $100,000 for California Violations

Image via Estes YouTube

EPA has fined Estes Express Lines $100,000 for failing to install diesel particulate filters on 15% of its California fleet.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, California, EPA, Fines, Truck and Bus Regulation

October 8, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Defends Crash Data as ‘Clearly Sufficient’

Image: FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released a report on Oct 8 that finds that “the amount of data used in the agency’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) is clearly sufficient to allow FMCSA to identify high-risk truck and bus companies.”

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, SMS

October 8, 2015 - Industry News

Faulty Fire Extinguishers Recalled in Some McNeilus Mixers, Refuse Trucks

Photo courtesy of McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing.

UPDATED -- More than 6,700 McNeilus trucks are equipped with Kidde fire extinguishers that may be defective.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Concrete Mixer Trucks, McNeilus

October 5, 2015 - Industry News

Flooding Takes Toll on Carolina Fleets

Photo of North Carolina highway crews digging trenches to drain a flooded road courtesy of NCDOT.

The governors of South Carolina and North Carolina have issued executive orders that suspend hours-of-service requirements as well as certain truck size and weight limits for loads deemed necessary to help speed emergency relief in their states.

Tags: DOT, North Carolina, Flooding, South Carolina, Natural Disaster

October 1, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Ends Restart Study Data Collection

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has concluded data collection for the congressionally-mandated study on the effects of hours-of-service restart regulations.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Hours of Service, Fatigue, 34-Hour Restart, Restart Study

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-150 Pickups for Unexpected Braking

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The recall, covering 33,481 pickups in the U.S., will address a potential braking problem tied to the adaptive cruise control radar.

Tags: Ford F-150, Active Safety Systems, Recalls, Collision Avoidance Technology, Ford, Automatic Braking, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Adaptive Cruise Control, 2015-MY, Large Pickups

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

Roadcheck Uncovers Fewer Out-of-Service Violations

Out-of-service violations were given out at all-time low rates by inspectors during this year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance International Roadcheck.

Tags: Cargo Securement, CVSA, Roadcheck, Out of Service Violations

September 24, 2015 - Industry News

Proposed 'Mattress Tag Rule' Angers ATA's Engineering VP

Ted Scott, vice president of engineering for the American Trucking Associations, had a succinct assessment of a recent federal regulatory proposal: “FMCSA has finally gone crazy.”

Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Safety & Compliance, FMCSA, Vehicle Safety, Regulations, Technology & Maintenance Council

September 23, 2015 - Industry News

NPTC Recognizes National Driver All-Stars

The NPTC's National Driver All-Stars. Photo: NPTC

The National Private Truck Council recognized 18 private-fleet truck drivers with its National Driver All-Stars award for excellence in customer service, safety, community service and adherence to company and regulatory standards.

Tags: National Safety Council, NPTC, Awards, Safety & Compliance, Private Fleets

September 18, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Recalls Trucks Over Hand-Brake Trim Panel Defect

Photo: Volvo

Volvo Trucks is recalling certain 2014 and 2015 VNL models over a defect in the trim panel that may restrict the trailer hand brake from returning to the off position.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Recalls, Brakes

September 17, 2015 - Industry News

ELD Mandate Pushed Back One Month

Photo: Omnitracs

Citing the need for “additional coordination,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a “new projected date” of October 30th for issuing its final rule mandating Electronic Logging Devices.

Tags: FMCSA, ELD

September 16, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Regulatory Agenda: Hurry Up and Wait

Former FMCSA Administrator Annette Sandberg speaking at the FTR Conference in Indianapolis on Wednesday. Photo by Jim Park

Former FMCSA Administrator Annette Sandberg told attendees at the FTR Conference that most of FMCSA'S current rulemaking workload is on hold until after Acting Administrator Scott Darling is confirmed as the Agency's next Administrator.

Tags: FMCSA, FTR, Regulations, Hours of Service, CSA

September 16, 2015 - Industry News

Freightliner Maps Long Road Ahead for Autonomous Truck Technology

Hands off on the highway... Image: DTNA

It will take rewriting a sheaf of regulations and presenting a compelling business case on safety and fuel-economy gains to fleet operators before a Level 3 autonomous truck, like the Freightliner Inspiration demonstration truck, becomes a production tractor.

Tags: DTNA, Freightliner, Autonomous Vehicles

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

E-Logs, Safety Fitness Rule on FMCSA's Priority List

As the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration readies a long-awaited proposed rule that would use CSA data in making Safety Fitness Determinations for motor carriers, it's also preparing for "Phase III" of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

Doctor Charged With Falsifying CDL Physicals

A Brooklyn, N.Y., federal court has charged a doctor with falsifying certifying physical examinations for commercial drivers.

Tags: CDL, Crime & Fraud, Medical Examiners, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

'Raising the Bar on Safety' at Arkansas Trucking Association

Trucking fleets in Arkansas have a new resource for improving their safety programs with the Arkansas Trucking Association's new director of safety services.

Tags: Arkansas, Associations, People, Arkansas Trucking Association

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