Safety & Compliance

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July 13, 2015 - Industry News

Senate Bill Calls for Hourly Pay for Truck Drivers

Among other things, the bill calls for a look at the safety effect of long commutes before a driver even starts his day.

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

Dispatcher Charged with Holding Cargo Hostage

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

July 9, 2015 - Industry News

Shipping Execs Reveal Frustration with Hazmat Regs

Labelmaster has released the findings of a survey it conducted of shipping executives that reveals their frustrations with confusing hazardous materials regulations.

Tags: Regulations, Survey, Shippers, Hazmat

July 9, 2015 - Industry News

CVSA Names International Driver Excellence Award Winner

IDEA winner Ross Reynolds. Courtesy of CVSA

The CVSA has named Con-way Freight driver Ross Reynolds the first winner of its International Driver Excellence Award.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Safety, Awards, CVSA

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Authorities Bust Russian CDL Scammers

Three Florida residents have been charged with unlawfully obtaining commercial driver licenses for unqualified individuals.

Tags: Florida, CDL, FBI, Crime & Fraud

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Western Star Recall to Replace Speedometers

Photo of Western Star 4900 by Jason Lawrence via Wikimedia Commons and Flickr.

The recall, set to begin Aug. 7, affects 21 2015-MY Western Star 4700, 4800 and 4900 trucks.

Tags: Western Star, Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America, 2015-MY, NHTSA

July 1, 2015 - Industry News

Holiday Weekends Are Notorious for Cargo Theft

FreightWatch International is reminding transportation companies, shippers and manufacturers of the increased cargo theft risk for the upcoming Fourth of July Weekend.

Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Independence Day

June 30, 2015 - Industry News

ATA on CSA Proposal: Move to 'Risk-Based' Enforcement

Proposed changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability system are a good start, but American Trucking Associations says there's much more to be done.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, NTSB

June 29, 2015 - Industry News

Safety Council Warns About July 4 Holiday Driving

Automotive Fleet photo.

The Fourth of July holiday period this year falls on a weekend, and summer weekends are especially deadly, NSC cautions.

Tags: National Safety Council, Driver Safety Tips, Holiday Driving

June 29, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Changes to CSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Monday unveiled proposed changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, including changing some intervention thresholds to better reflect crash risk.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Enforcement

June 26, 2015 - Industry News

Senate Advances Pro-Trucking Measures

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Before heading out the door on June 26 for an 11-day Congressional recess, the Republican majority in the Senate flexed its political muscle to move forward an array of legislative efforts widely favored if not outright lobbied for by trucking stakeholders.

Tags: U.S. Senate, Truck Size/Weight, Highway Funding, ELD, Speed Limiter, 34-Hour Restart, CSA, FMCSA

June 26, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Adds Advanced Camera System to Super Duty Trucks

Graphic courtesy of Ford.

Ford is adding a new split-view camera system that helps drivers see around corners to its next generation of Super Duty trucks and will add rear-view cameras standard equipment on its 2018 light-duty vehicles, Ford has announced.

Tags: Trailers, Ford, Rear-View Cameras, 2018-MY, Ford Super Duty, Camera System

June 24, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Vans, Escapes for Instrument Panel

Photo courtesy of Ford.

To fix the problem, Ford dealers will update the instrument panel cluster software -- free of charge.

Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Cargo Vans, Ford Escape

June 23, 2015 - Industry News

NYC Mayor Mandates Sideguards for Refuse Trucks

Screenshot via NYC Mayor's Office/YouTube.

New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed a bill that requires side guards on 10,000 city and private refuse trucks by 2024 to reduce deaths and serious injuries during collisions with passengers.

Tags: Legislation, New York City, Refuse Trucks, Elected Leaders

June 18, 2015 - Industry News

Bipartisan Senate Duo Lobbies Against Twin 33 Trailers

U.S. Capitol Photo: David Cullen

A bipartisan pair of Senators— Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)-- are lending their voices to the chorus opposing the nationwide legalization of twin 33-foot truck trailers via a rider to the T-HUD funding bill now under consideration by the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

Tags: U.S. Senate, Size and Weight, Double Trailers

June 17, 2015 - Industry News

Autocar Recalls Xpeditor, Xpert and XSpotter Trucks

Photo courtesy of Autocar.

The manufacturer is issuing two separate recalls covering a total of 5,286 trucks.

Tags: Recalls, Autocar, Cummins Westport, NHTSA, Natural Gas Vehicles

June 17, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Recalls MRU, LEU and LR6 Trucks

Photo of Cummins Westport ISL G engine courtesy of Cummins.

The action, which affects 2,124 Mack trucks with Cummins Westport ISL gas engines, will address an engine cooling issue that increases the risk of fire.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Cummins Westport, NHTSA, Natural Gas Vehicles

June 16, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Execs Urge Senators to Turn Down ‘Twin 33’ Trailers

Image: FHWA

The top executives of 15 major for-hire carriers are pushing back against a drive on Capitol Hill to legalize the operation of twin 33-ft trailers on highways nationwide.

Tags: U.S. Senate, Size and Weight, Double Trailers

June 15, 2015 - Industry News

What Do Marijuana Laws Mean for Fleet Safety Policy?


The 2015 Fleet Safety Conference, set for July 13-15, includes a session examining what impact state marijuana laws should have on fleet safety policies.

Tags: Drug Testing, Events, Drugged Driving, State Laws, Driving Safety

June 15, 2015 - Industry News

Freightliner, Dodge Sprinter Vans Join Takata Recall

Photo of Dodge Sprinter van by IFCAR via Wikimedia. (Photo shot at 2008 Washington Auto Show.)

More than 40,000 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans need new passenger-side frontal air bags because the existing ones have defective inflators.

Tags: Recalls, 2008-MY, 2007-MY, Takata, Air Bags, NHTSA, Cargo Vans, Dodge Sprinter, Freightliner, FCA US, Full-Size Vans

June 11, 2015 - Industry News

11 Kenworth Truck Models Recalled

Photo courtesy of Kenworth.

A recall covering nearly 105,000 Kenworth trucks will address the potential for water leaks that can lead to wiper motor malfunction and raise the risk of an electrical short.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Recalls, NHTSA

June 11, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Grants C.R. England Driver Training Exemption

Photo via C.R. England

The FMCSA has granted C.R. England a training rule exemption allowing drivers who have passed the CDL skills test to operate a vehicle on public roads without requiring a CDL holder to monitor them from the front seat.

Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Driver Training, C.R. England

June 11, 2015 - Industry News

Infrastructure Funding Bill: Let the States Pay

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Two Republicans on Capitol Hill have re-introduced a controversial bill taking a radical approach to the issue of highway funding -- handing responsibility for infrastructure over to the states.

Tags: Legislation, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Funding, Devolution

June 10, 2015 - Industry News

Makers of Collision-Mitigation Systems Say They Pay for Themselves

Reducing severity of rear-end collisions is all the products promise. But they can avoid some accidents, too. Photo: Meritor Wabco

Bendix and Meritor Wabco like the renewed attention put on their products by recommendations issued this week by the NTSB. But they don’t necessarily want to see them mandated.

Tags: Meritor Wabco, Forward Collision Warning, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, NTSB, NHTSA, Regulations

June 10, 2015 - Industry News

House Narrowly Passes Spending Bill Keeping Restart Suspension

A major spending bill containing several provisions of importance to the trucking industry, including a continuation of the 34-hour restart suspension, narrowly passed the U.S. House late Tuesday night, but it still has to pass the Senate and faces a possible veto.

Tags: Legislation, Insurance, 34-Hour Restart


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