January 13, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will soon launch a national program to train police officers in traffic enforcement for large trucks. The agency worked with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance on a curriculum covering the basics of truck safety enforcement.
Tags: FMCSA, Traffic Violations, CVSA
January 12, 2015 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations announced the 31 finalists in the running to be named Captains of the 2015-2016 America’s Road Team. Judges will decide the winners on January 13th.
Tags: driver safety, ATA, Awards, America's Road Team
January 12, 2015 - Product News
KLLM-Frozen Food Express announced that it would be installing Truck-Lite LED forward lighting on all of its new trucks. It will begin installing the lighting on all 2016 Freightliner and Volvo models, nearly 700 trucks.
Tags: Truck-Lite, LED Lighting, Frozen Food Express, Lighting
The Federal Motor Carrier Administration announced the availability of $30 million in state grants aimed at assisting states in improving transportation safety by modernizing their technology infrastructure.
Tags: FMCSA, Department of Transportation, Federal Grants, Enforcement
January 11, 2015 - Industry News
Interstate 94 in western Michigan finally re-opened Sunday after a 193-vehicle pile-up on Friday morning that killed a truck driver closed the highway for almost two days.
Tags: Accidents, Michigan, Highways, I-94
January 9, 2015 - Industry News
Fourteen years later, the Mexican cross-border trucking provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement will finally be implemented.
Tags: FMCSA, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA
I-94 is closed between Battle Creek and Kalamazo, Michigan, after an estimated 150-vehicle pileup on the snowy interstate that has killed at least one person.
Tags: Accidents, Michigan, I-94
January 7, 2015 - Industry News
California beekeepers are looking for relief from the 30-minute break provision of the hours of service rule.
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service
January 6, 2015 - Industry News
Penske Logistics took its fight against California’s meal and rest break requirement to the U.S. Supreme Court. The company on Tuesday petitioned the court to review a lower court’s finding that California truck drivers are entitled to paid breaks.
Tags: Penske, California, Supreme Court
The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration officially notified CMA and Double Coin Holdings that Double Coin Tires missing a load rating sidewall marker are not a threat to vehicle safety.
Tags: Double Coin, Safety & Compliance, CMA, NHTSA
January 6, 2015 - Product News
J.J. Keller is offering a truck driving school program designed to train student drivers to use electronic logs, also known as e-logs or electronic logging devices (ELDs). The program features the Encompass E-Log system from J.J. Keller.
Tags: Information Technology, Driver Training, J.J. Keller, ELDs, E-logs
January 5, 2015 - Industry News
Heavy Duty Trucking's editors have a lot to say. Check out a few of the most popular musings from Deborah Lockridge, Jim Park and Tom Berg in 2014.
Tags: Accidents, Trailers, Speeding, Blogs
January 1, 2015 - Industry News
Navistar is recalling 498 2013-2015 model-year International WorkStar trucks for faulty headlights, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.
Tags: Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, Recalls, 2013-MY, Utility Fleets, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, International WorkStar, NHTSA
December 30, 2014 - Industry News
Hino Motor Sales U.S.A. is recalling 8,140 2005-2015 model-year ND8J, NE8J and NF8J trucks because their parking brakes may not function properly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
Tags: Recalls, 2005-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Hino Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 6
The action affects 553 front-discharge concrete mixer vehicles manufactured from Aug. 20, 2012, to Dec. 5, 2014.
Tags: Terex, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Concrete Mixer Trucks, Construction Fleets
December 29, 2014 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association announced 18 division winners for its 2014 National Fleet Safety Awards.
Tags: driver safety, Awards, Fleet Safety Award, TCA, Truckload Carriers Association
Pilot Flying J named Kyle Cones as its 2014 Road Warrior winner. Cones is a U.S. Army veteran and driver for Pride Transport. He will receive a $10,000 check for winning the award.
Tags: driver safety, Awards, Pilot Flying J, Road Warrior
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proper safety controls in place for Mexican carriers operating across the border, but the pilot program to test the system has too few participants to project the outcome of a full border opening, says the DOT Inspector General.
Tags: FMCSA, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexican Trucking
December 23, 2014 - Industry News
The political slugfest over the 34-hour restart dominated the news from Washington, D.C., in the second half of 2014, but that obscure provision of the hours of service rule is not nearly as important as other developments during the year.
Tags: FMCSA, Legislation, ELDs, Highway Bill, 34-Hour Restart, CSA, Fuel Economy Standards
China Manufacturers Alliance is recalling certain Bluestar LQ225 size 8-14.5 low platform trailer tires manufactured Feb. 24, 2013, to Aug. 9, 2014.
Tags: Recalls, China Manufacturers Alliance, NHTSA, Tires and Wheels
December 22, 2014 - Industry News
The number of overall traffic fatalities in the U.S. declined in 2013 from the year before while those involving commercial trucks turned just slightly higher, according to newly released figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tags: Drivers, Research, Fatal Accidents, Highway Fatalities, Crash-Related Injuries, Safety & Compliance, NHTSA
December 19, 2014 - Industry News
The recall affects more than 8,000 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles in the 2014 and 2015 model years.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Recalls, 2014-MY, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2015-MY, NHTSA
December 18, 2014 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is asking for nominations for the International Driver Excellence Award.
Tags: driver safety, International, Awards, CVSA
The recently enacted change to drivers hours-of-service rules, scrapping parts of the restart provision adopted in July 2013, has prompted telematics and e-log providers to hustle out updates to their hours-of-service applications.
Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, Compliance, E-logs, Hours of Service, 34-Hour Restart
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration posted official notice that the more restrictive version of the 34-hour restart has been suspended.
Tags: FMCSA, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service
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