January 5, 2016 - Industry News
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FMCSA has withdrawn a notice of proposed rulemaking that would have required a commercial motor vehicle to display a label attesting that it was compliant with Federal Motor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The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has withdrawn a notice of proposed rulemaking that would have amended haz-mat regulations on the transportation of flammable liquids in tanker wetlines.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
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
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