Safety & Compliance

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February 22, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Seeks 2017 America’s Road Team Members

American Trucking Associations has officially opened the nominating process for professional truck drivers to serve on the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team.

Tags: ATA, Volvo Trucks, America's Road Team, Community Outreach, Image

February 19, 2016 - Industry News

Nearly 59,000 Bridges Listed as Structurally Deficient

Photo: NTSB

There are still 58,500 structurally deficient bridges in the U.S., according to a review of the 2015 National Bridge Inventory database conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association.

Tags: Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding, Road Safety, Bridges

February 16, 2016 - Industry News

Bill Language Could Put 34-Hour Restart at Risk

Photo by Jim Park

Legislation that was intended to strengthen the suspension of some controversial provisions related to the 34-hour restart rules regulating driver hours of service could accidentally kill the 34-hour restart altogether.

Tags: Hours of Service, 34-Hour Restart

February 16, 2016 - Industry News

High Risk for Cargo Theft Remains Despite 6% Drop in Heists

The darkest areas in the FreightWatch International "heat map" show the most concentrated areas of cargo thefts. Credit: FWI.

The number of recorded cargo thefts and the average value of the heists in the U.S. declined in 2015 from the year before, according to a new report.

Tags: Security, Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime

February 10, 2016 - Industry News

NTSB: Trucker, Carrier, FMCSA at Fault in Fatal Truck Crash

Aftrmath of Jan. 27, 2014, truck crash near Naperville, Ill. Image via NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board determined the probable cause of a fatal truck crash two year ago was a trucker's fatigue – but it said a carrier's failure to adhere to HOS rules and “inadequate safety oversight by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration" contributed as well.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, NTSB, Fatigue

February 9, 2016 - Industry News

Autocar Recalls Xpeditor Trucks

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

In more than a thousand trucks in the 2013-2016 model years, the brake pedals are at risk for detaching.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, Autocar, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY

February 5, 2016 - Industry News

TCA Names Division Winners of National Fleet Safety Awards

Last year's Fleet Safety Award winners recieving their awards. Photo: TCA

The Truckload Carriers Association has selected the division winners for its National Fleet Safety Awards, which honor trucking companies that demonstrate a commitment to safety and accident reduction.

Tags: driver safety, TCA, National Fleet Safety Awards

February 1, 2016 - Industry News

More States Want Snow/Ice Off Trucks

Photo: Maxwell Technologies

The word is out from statehouses and state police barracks in states from Pennsylvania to Vermont that for safety’s sake, snow and ice should be cleared off trucks before they take to the roads.

Tags: driver safety, Winter Driving, Legislation

February 1, 2016 - Industry News

Bridgestone Recalls Firestone FS561 Tires

Photo via Firestone

The voluntary safety recall is limited to FS561 tires in size 255/70R22.5 and only those tires that are installed in the trailer application.

Tags: Firestone, Bridgestone, Recalls, Tires

January 28, 2016 - Industry News

Judge Denies Retrial to Trucking Company in Amtrak Crash

A frame from the NTSB animation recreating the accident. Image: NTSB

A Nevada trucking company has been refused a retrial stemming from a fatal 2011 accident in which an Amtrak train was struck by a truck along U.S. 95, causing the deaths of 6 people, including the trucker.

Tags: Accidents, NTSB, Railroads, Litigation

January 26, 2016 - Industry News

Fleet Fined for Firing Driver Who Voiced Safety Concerns

OSHA has fined Brindi Trailer Sales and Services for illegally terminating a driver who brought up safety concerns about his truck.

Tags: DOT, Vehicle Safety, OSHA, Pennsylvania, Fines, Out of Service Violations

January 25, 2016 - Industry News

Historic Snow Storm Pummels East Coast

Photo courtesy of District of Columbia.

More than 2 feet of snow fell along the East Coast and middle Atlantic regions over the weekend, leading transportation agencies to work around the clock to clear snow and ice, while closing highways and streets in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia.

Tags: Snow Removal, Winter Driving, Washington D.C., New York City, Winter

January 25, 2016 - Industry News

Iowa DOT Tests Icy Road Warning Sensors

Photo via Solar Bright

The Iowa Department of Transportation is currently testing road sensors designed to detect and warn drivers of icy road conditions to prevent accidents caused by slippery winter roads.

Tags: Winter Driving, Department of Transportation, Iowa, Winter, Road Safety

January 22, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Offers ELD Rule Webinars to Help Fleets Comply

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Training Center has announced two webinars about the new electronic logging device mandate to help fleets comply with the rules.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, Webinar, ELDs

January 21, 2016 - Product News

J.J. Keller Adds More HOS Rule Sets to ELog App

Photo: J.J. Keller

J.J. Keller & Associates has expanded the number of Hours of Service rule sets in its mobile logging app to help fleets maintain compliance under the electronic logging device mandate.

Tags: Regulations, J.J. Keller, Hours of Service, ELDs, Mobile App

January 20, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA’s Darling: CSA Study in the Works

FMCSA's Scott Darling testifying before Senate panel on January 20.

The acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration told a Senate panel that the mandated study of the effectiveness of the agency’s Carrier Safety Accountability scoring program is slated to begin next month.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, HOS

January 19, 2016 - Industry News

Final Rule Adds 96 Haz-Mat Special Permits

Photo: PHMSA

A new final rule from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration places an additional 96 hazardous-materials special permits into regulation.

January 15, 2016 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Bases Driver Pay Hike on Safety Record

U.S. Xpress has announced a pay raise for solo truck drivers who have remained accident- and ticket-free with no CSA violations for at least 12 months as part of an effort to focus on driver safety.

Tags: driver safety, CSA, Driver Shortage, U.S. Xpress, Driver Pay

January 15, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Issuing Proposed Safety Fitness Rule

Photo: U.S. DOT

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

AMSA Names Safest Moving and Storage Fleets

Image via AMSA

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

January 14, 2016 - Industry News

NTSB: Cut Impaired, Distracted, Fatigued Driving

Image: NTSB

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

January 14, 2016 - Industry News

Crash Data Shows Reduction in Trucking-Related Fatalities

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

Not So Fast: Truck Groups Contend Safety Fitness Proposal Violates FAST Act

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

January 13, 2016 - Industry News

New York Activates Plow Fleet for Lake Effect Snowstorms

Photo courtesy of NYSDOT.

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

CVSA Names New Executive Director From Within

Collin B. Mooney Photo: CVSA

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance appointed Collin B. Mooney as its executive director, effective Jan. 11, 2016.

Tags: Leadership, People, CVSA

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