January 15, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on Jan. 15 that it is formally initiating a Safety Fitness Determination rulemaking that will “enhance the agency’s ability to identify non-compliant motor carriers.”
Tags: FMCSA, Safety Fitness Determination
January 14, 2016 - Industry News
The American Moving & Storage Association has named its picks for the 2015 AMSA Fleet Safety Award, honoring the safest moving and storage truck and van fleets.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, AMSA, Moving and Storage Fleet
NTSB's new “Most Wanted List” of safety improvements stresses the continuing need to reduce accidents caused by drivers who are impaired by alcohol and/or drugs as well as those who are distracted or fatigued.
Tags: Driver Safety, Highway Safety, NTSB
Recent analysis by ATA of crash and mileage data has shown a decline in the rate of truck-involved fatalities in both the short and long term.
Tags: ATA, Fatal Accidents, FHWA, NHTSA, Crash Analysis
January 13, 2016 - Industry News
The validity of a rule proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that would increase the use of inspection data in making Safety Fitness Determinations for motor carriers has been challenged by a coalition of eight associations representing trucking interests.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Safety Fitness Determination
New York has begun shifting resources, including its fleet of plow trucks, to the central and western regions of the state in the face of "lake effect" snowstorms that are expected to hit hard.
Tags: New York, Snow Removal, New York DOT
January 12, 2016 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance appointed Collin B. Mooney as its executive director, effective Jan. 11, 2016.
Tags: Leadership, People, CVSA
January 11, 2016 - Product News
J.J. Keller & Associates will be holding a series of seminars in 2016 aimed at educating fleets on the recently finalized ELD rule.
Tags: FMCSA, J.J. Keller, ELDs, ELD Mandate
January 7, 2016 - Industry News
Land-Air Express of New England Ltd., which had been put out of service Dec. 29, has gotten the go-ahead from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to resume operations.
Tags: FMCSA, Land-Air Express
The action covers nearly 9,500 FEC52, FEC72, FEC92 and FGB72 trucks in the 2012-2015 model years.
Tags: 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, NHTSA, Cabovers
January 5, 2016 - Industry News
Vehicle size and weight violations topped the list of the most common warnings and citations given during CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week late last year.
Tags: Citation, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA
CORRECTED -- Land-Air Express of New England may reopen this week after being placed out of service by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Dec. 29. The out of service order apparently resulted from an unsatisfactory audit in early November. As of Tuesday, the less-than-truckload company was awaiting the go-ahead to resume operations.
Tags: FMCSA, LTL, Out of Service, Land-Air Express
December 30, 2015 - Industry News
FMCSA has withdrawn a notice of proposed rulemaking that would have required a commercial motor vehicle to display a label attesting that it was compliant with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards when it was manufactured.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has withdrawn a notice of proposed rulemaking that would have amended haz-mat regulations on the transportation of flammable liquids in tanker wetlines.
December 29, 2015 - Industry News
The truck driver who rear-ended comedian Tracy Morgan’s limousine, injuring him and killing another comedian, has been indicted for charges of manslaughter, vehicular homicide and aggravated assault.
Tags: Accidents, Fatal Accidents, NTSB, Fatigue, Walmart
December 28, 2015 - Industry News
A historic bridge collapsed in Paoli, Ind., when a truck driver drove across it despite the truck weighing nearly 24 tons more than the bridge's posted weight limit.
Tags: Accidents, Driver Safety, Indiana, Bridges
Idaho will be allowed to increase its truck weight limit on interstate highways as a result of a provision attached to the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill passed
Tags: Idaho, U.S. Congress, Agricultural Fleets, Truck Size/Weight
The U.S. DOT issued a safety alert for the transportation of hoverboards containing lithium batteries that are at risk to heat up, catch fire or explode if improperly handled.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, PHMSA, Hazmat
Dealers need to replace a faulty console compartment lid latch assembly in 8,763 2016-MY trucks.
Tags: Recalls, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Mid-Size Pickups
December 24, 2015 - Industry News
The recall, which covers 167 2016 model-year trucks in the U.S., will allow dealers to install a rear air brake chamber replacement.
Tags: Recalls, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Large Pickups, 2016-MY
December 22, 2015 - Industry News
The action covers 2,590 2015 model-year trucks in the U.S.
Tags: Ford F-150, Seat Belts, Recalls, Ford, 2015-MY, Large Pickups
The action covers 1,170 2015 model-year Ford Transit dual-rear-wheel vans in the U.S.
Tags: Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans
December 21, 2015 - Industry News
Notice affects some model-year 1998 -2005 vans whose bumpers might not prevent a vehicle from traveling under the trailer in a crash.
Tags: Trailers, Recalls, Dry Vans, NHTSA
FMCSA will lower the annual minimum random drug-testing rate for CDL holders from 50% of the average number of CDL-driver positions to 25% annually for the 2016 calendar year, effective Jan. 1.
Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing
December 17, 2015 - Industry News
A DOT data-collection request could be first step toward federal regulation of the testing and treatment of truck drivers for obstructive sleep apnea.
Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea
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