August 31, 2016 - Industry News
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is inviting public comment on an application from the National Tank Truck Carriers Inc. to determine whether federal hazardous-material regulations preempt or override the state of California’s meal and rest break requirements.
August 30, 2016 - Industry News
Traffic crashes took the lives of 35,092 persons in 2015, marking a 7.2% increase. The number of deaths attributed specifically to crashes involving large trucks jumped 4.1%.
August 29, 2016 - Industry News
“By following each manual’s quality PMI program, fleets are provided a road map to follow for maximum return on assets and optimal component life of major vehicle systems,” said Carl Kirk, TMC executive director and an ATA vice president.
Tags: CSA, TMC, Continuing Education, TMC SuperTech, Preventive Maintenance, Technician Training
August 26, 2016 - Industry News
Federal safety regulators are proposing that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a specific maximum speed.
Tags: FMCSA, Speed Limiter, NHTSA, Regulations
August 25, 2016 - Product News
Austin, Texas-based telematics provider Rastrac is partnering with Magellan on a system that provides vehicle tracking and reporting, including Hours of Service (HOS) compliance through an electronic logging device (ELD), according to the company.
Tags: Rastrac, Magellan, ELDs, Hours of Service, Vehicle Tracking, Mapping
August 24, 2016 - Industry News
The recall covers more than 2,000 2015-2016 model-year vans equipped with 3.2-liter diesel engines.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, 2015-MY, 2016-MY
August 22, 2016 - Industry News
Peterbilt is making available the Bendix Wingman Fusion driver assistance system and a new integrated Softek NXT suspension and axle system from Hendrickson on its Model 579 and 567 trucks.
Tags: Peterbilt, Bendix, Driver Assistance Systems, Suspensions, Model 579, Model 567, Hendrickson, Steer Axles
August 19, 2016 - Industry News
A proposed pilot program using former military drivers would attempt to answer the question of whether 18- to 20-year-old truck drivers are as safe as those 21 and over.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Shortage, Younger Drivers
August 18, 2016 - Product News
Rob Abbott, vice president for safety policy with American Trucking Associations is joining video telematics company Lytx to lead its commercial team.
Tags: telematics, ATA, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video
August 17, 2016 - Product News
Omnitracs says its new Critical Event Video is a fully integrated in-cab video solution that ties into the company’s Critical Event Reporting as well as into its electronic logging technology to help protect driver privacy.
Tags: Omnitracs, In-Cab Cameras, In-Vehicle Video
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, Air Brakes, Inspections, Brakes
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