November 18, 2013 - Industry News
The American Transportation Research Institute on Monday released the findings of its latest analysis of the operational and economic impacts resulting from the new hours-of-service rules that went into effect July 1.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, ATA, Hours of Service, ATRI, Fleets
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has approved a project to expand the Interstate 70 truck parking facilities near Mineola.
Tags: Missouri, I-70, Interstate 70, Truck Parking
Two recalls, affecting nearly 1,700 Mack trucks have been issued, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Tags: Safety, Mack Trucks, Recalls
November 14, 2013 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board announced that it will give a break to some truckers who are working to meet a January deadline for upgrades to their aging diesel fleets.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California, DPF
November 13, 2013 - Industry News
MEXICO CITY -- For some people in the United States, say "Mexican trucking company" and they envision ramshackle trucks, drivers who are reckless and fleets that don’t care about safety. A visit to one of the country's largest fleets shows a professional, safety-focused operation with a focus on drivers.
Tags: Mexico, Fleets, Volvo Trucks, Cross-Border Trucking
November 12, 2013 - Industry News
Citing safety and economic benefits, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved a project to expand the Interstate 70 truck parking facilities near Mineola.
Tags: Missouri, I-70, Road Construction, Truck Parking
On Tuesday morning, Matthew Walsh, general manager of Volvo Trucks North America in Mexico, sat down with reporters for a breakfast briefing to offer some real-world, current insights into the Mexican trucking market.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mexico
November 8, 2013 - Industry News
Truckers who don't run a lot of miles in California may get more time to comply with emissions rules.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, California, DPF, Safety & Compliance, Engines
Trucking operations based in California or with terminals there are going to get a break from one the state’s regulations staring in a couple of years.
Tags: California, CSA, inspections, Fleets
November 7, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED -- The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended audits of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's oversight processes in light of several deadly crashes that the board investigated, saying the findings from these investigations raise serious questions about the oversight of motor carrier operations.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, NTSB, Safety & Compliance, ATA
November 5, 2013 - Industry News
A fatal accident in which a freight train struck a tractor-trailer hauling a parade float in Midland, Tex. last November was caused by the failure of both the city and the parade organizer to address the risks associated with routing a parade through an active grade crossing and it serves as a cautionary tale to any trucking operation that volunteers equipment or people for such events.
Tags: Accidents, Texas, NTSB, National Transportation Safety Board, Safety & Compliance
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered a Cherryville, N.C.-based trucking company, to immediately cease operations, declaring it to be an imminent hazard to public safety.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, CDL, Drug Testing
A vehicle-to-vehicle wireless network could improve safety by communicating warnings, but the benefits depend on broad deployment and acceptance by the public.
Tags: DOT, GAO, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications, vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, V2V, UMTRI, NHTSA
DriveCam Inc. has changed its company name to Lytx Inc. The company’s flagship product will now be called DriveCam, powered by Lytx, and the company will continue to offer the same driver safety solutions and service.
Tags: DriveCam, Lytx
A New York-based trucking company has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle claims that it failed to pay the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection fees covering the costs of handling and transporting oil and other hazardous wastes within the state.
Tags: Massachusetts, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Hazmat
November 4, 2013 - Industry News
The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a request with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to review a recent lower court decision upholding the federal government’s long-haul, cross-border trucking program with Mexico.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA, OOIDA, Supreme Court, Teamsters
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is test-driving an improved version of its Safety Measurement System website.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, SMS, Safety and Compliance
November 1, 2013 - Industry News
Newly released figures show U.S. traffic fatalities in the first half of 2013 are down from the same time a year ago.
Tags: Highway Fatalities, NHTSA
October 31, 2013 - Industry News
Newly released figures from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration show an increase in the number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes over the past year, but there are improvements when compared to longer time periods.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Highway Fatalities, Safety and Compliance
Legislation has been introduced on Capitol Hill allowing trucking companies the option of using hair testing for illegal drugs as an approved method of screening drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Congress, Drug Testing, U.S. DOT
A trio of House legislators introduced a bill that would suspend the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule, pending an assessment by the Government Accountability Office.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Congress, Hours of Service, Safety and Compliance
October 30, 2013 - Industry News
Arkansas-based Sherman Brothers Trucking, doing business as Team Transport, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 11 safety and health violations and has proposed a penalty of $113,400.
Tags: OSHA, Training, Fines, Safety & Compliance
October 29, 2013 - Industry News
The Canada Border Services Agency says eManifest requirements for highway and rail carriers will not be mandatory in fall 2013, due to delays associated with regulatory processes.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, eManifest
October 28, 2013 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations is calling on U.S. media outlets to “stop their inaccurate and sensationalized reporting” on a review of 36 studies claiming that a number of commercial truck drivers use drugs or alcohol while behind the wheel.
Tags: Drivers, ATA, Drug Testing, Alcohol
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted a rest-break exemption from the hours-of-service rules to carriers serving the Department of Defense.
Tags: FMCSA, Department of Defense, HOS
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