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
The Implementation of the Unified Registration System will streamline the DOT registration process and make it more difficult for unsafe truck companies to avoid enforcement actions, per the agency.
Tags: FMCSA, Fleet Safety, Vehicle Registration, U.S. DOT
December 16, 2015 - Industry News
When planning ahead for 2016, make sure to circle July 18-20. That’s when the 2016 edition of the not-to-be-missed Fleet Safety Conference will be held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill.
Tags: Risk Management, Automotive Fleet, Fleet Safety Conference, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine
December 16, 2015 - Product News
McLeod Software’s fleet management platform LoadMaster will now connect with the Teletrac Fleet Director hours of service platform.
Tags: Fleet Management Software, Teletrac, HOS, LoadMaster, McLeod Software, ELDs, telematics
December 15, 2015 - Industry News
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a lawsuit seeking a judicial review of the electronic logging device mandate that was announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Dec. 10.
Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, ELDs, Lawsuits
December 12, 2015 - Industry News
Dealers will replace Kidde handheld fire extinguishers in 2012-2016 NPR, NPR-HD, NPR-XD, NQR and NRR diesel trucks, as well as in 2012-2015 NPR and NPR-HD gasoline-powered trucks.
Tags: Isuzu, 2012-MY, Recalls, Isuzu NQR, Isuzu NPR, Isuzu N Series, 2016-MY
December 10, 2015 - Industry News
By early December 2017, an estimated 3 million commercial drivers will have thrown out their paper logbooks. A long-anticipated rule requiring electronic logging devices (ELDs) for truck and bus driver hours of service was announced Thursday morning.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Hours of Service, ELDs, Medium-Duty Trucks
December 9, 2015 - Industry News
Mesilla Valley Transportation says it has selected SmartDrive’s video-based safety device for its fleet of more than 1,300 tractors.
Tags: Collision Prevention, Driver Training, Fleet Safety, SmartDrive Systems, Driver Monitoring Systems
FMCSA is asking for public comment on a proposal to require passengers riding in property-carrying commercial motor vehicles to use safety belts.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Seat Belts
December 8, 2015 - Industry News
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has received a regulatory two-year exemption extension for the video camera component for two of its commercial vehicle safety systems from the FMCSA.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Lane Departure Warning, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Collision Mitigation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed rules that would require “more robust” rear impact guards on trailers and semitrailers. The stronger guards would remain effective at up to 35 mph – compared to 30 mph for current guards.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Trailers, NHTSA, Underride Guard, Regulations
December 7, 2015 - Product News
Vigillo has announced that Carrier Select, the company’s carrier selection tool for freight brokers, shippers and insurance providers, will continue to provide CSA scores that its carrier customers can opt-in to share.
Tags: FMCSA, Fleet Safety, CSA, Freight, Vigillo, Highway Bill
December 4, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that, as of Dec. 4, it has removed "much of" the CSA data that had previously been visible to the public on the FMCSA website.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Highway Bill
December 3, 2015 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association is partnering with Rolling Strong to offer a driver wellness program for carriers called TCA Wellness that will launch in January 2016.
Tags: Driver Health, TCA, Driver Wellness, Rolling Strong
December 1, 2015 - Industry News
If you have a stellar idea about how to make fleet operations safer and would like to be a presenter at the 2016 Fleet Safety Conference, the conference planning committee wants to hear from you.
Tags: Bobit Business Media, Fleet Safety Conference, Events
CarrierWeb, has launched a website dedicated to providing food haulers with information and analysis about the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Tags: FDA, Food and Beverage Fleets, CarrierWeb
November 30, 2015 - Industry News
A final rule prohibiting acts of coercion aimed at compelling truck drivers to violate federal safety regulations has been published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and becomes effective on Jan. 29, 2016.
Tags: FMSCA, Driver Coercion, Regulations
November 23, 2015 - Industry News
The recall affects just 13 2016 model-year trucks built at Ohio Assembly Plant this past summer.
Tags: Recalls, Ford, Ford F-650, 2016-MY
The worst traffic bottleneck in the country is in Chicago, Ill., according to a new study by the American Highway Users Alliance -- and Los Angeles owns the next six of the top 10.
Tags: Highways, Infrastructure Funding, Congestion
November 19, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Jefferson, Ohio-based Garfield Trucking LLC to immediately cease operations, saying it's an imminent hazard to public safety.
Tags: FMCSA, Imminent Hazard
November 18, 2015 - Industry News
As a result of its investigation of a truck crash that killed four college athletes last year, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued recommendations to address “impairing substances” that are not tested for under federal regulations
Tags: NTSB, Crash, Drug Testing
Atlanta's I-285 at I-85 North is the worst truck bottleneck in the country, according to the American Transportation Research Institute's annual congestion study -- and watch out in Houston, Texas.
Tags: Texas, Georgia, ATRI, I-95, Congestion, I-65, I-10, I-90, I-85, I-285
November 16, 2015 - Industry News
For the first time in a quarter century, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will in 2016 increase its fines for safety violations.
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