May 12, 2014 - Industry News
There’s a big loophole in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposal to create a drug and alcohol clearinghouse, according to transportation and enforcement interests.
Tags: Drug Testing, FMCSA, Alcohol Testing, Drivers, Regulations, CVSA, National Private Truck Council, NPTC, NTTC, National Tank Truck Carriers, TCA, Truckload Carriers Association, J.B. Hunt, Schneider National, OOIDA, Safety & Compliance
The California Air Resources Board announced it settled 256 cases last year involving air quality violations by heavy-duty diesel truck and bus fleets that failed to comply with its various air quality programs with fines totaling nearly $2.2 million.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California, Fines, California Air Resources Board, Thermo King
May 9, 2014 - Industry News
Trucks equipped with electronic driver logs have significantly lower crash rates than those without, according to a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration test.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, ELDs, Electronic Logging Devices, Research, CVSA, Drivers, Safety & Compliance
National Tank Truck Carriers announced that Superior Carriers, based in Oak Brook, Illinois, won the coveted Outstanding Safety Performance Trophy in the 2013 calendar year safety competition.
Tags: Safety, Awards, NTTC, Superior Carriers
May 8, 2014 - Industry News
If every commercial vehicle over 10,000 pounds were equipped with an in-cab video-based driver safety system, about 800 lives could be saved each year and more than 38,000 injuries prevented, according to a new study.
Tags: Accidents, DriveCam, Research, Lytx
May 5, 2014 - Industry News
The Seat Belt Usage by Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Survey shows that the overall safety belt usage rate for drivers of all medium and heavy-duty trucks and buses rose from 78% in 2010 to new high of 84% in 2013
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Seat Belts, Safety & Compliance
May 2, 2014 - Industry News
It is one of a series of activities that occur year round whereby CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle, driver and cargo safety and security.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, inspections, Safety & Compliance, CVSA, Roadcheck
May 1, 2014 - Industry News
The White House Office of Management and Budget has cleared a proposal to prohibit coercion of drivers by carriers, shippers or receivers. OMB sent the proposal back to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, typically a signal that a Federal Register notice is pending.
Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, Electronic Logging Devices, Safety & Compliance
April 29, 2014 - Industry News
Drivewyze and the Texas Department of Public Safety announced that Texas has added Drivewyze PreClear bypass service to the state’s six busiest commercial vehicle weigh stations.
Tags: Drivewyze, Drivewyze PreClear, Information Technology, Texas, Weigh Stations, Safety & Compliance
April 28, 2014 - Industry News
The Occupational Safety Health Administration has ordered an Iowa company to reinstate a truck driver and pay him damages after he was fired for raising safety concerns.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Safety, Iowa
A 41-year-old Mississippi woman, seriously injured when her pick-up truck rolled over, after it was rear-ended by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer driver on a Texas interstate highway in 2011, was awarded $4.1 million by a Dallas, Texas jury.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, Safety, Texas, Fleets, Litigation, I-20, Interstate 20, R&L Carriers
April 27, 2014 - Industry News
Con-way Freight announced that Driver Sales Representative, Tom Strissel, surpassed the career milestone of driving 3 million consecutive, accident-free miles.
Tags: Driver Safety, Con-way Freight
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its preliminary report about the April 10 crash between a FedEx Freight truck and a bus in California killing 10.
Tags: Accidents, California, Investigation, NTSB, Fleets, I-5, Interstate 5, FedEx
April 24, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has announced proposed changes to the fees it charges to recoup costs for conducting agricultural quarantine inspections at U.S. ports of entry.
Tags: Canada, Regulations, Cross-Border Trucking, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Safety & Compliance, Freight, Canadian Trucking Alliance
April 23, 2014 - Industry News
The National Private Truck Council recognized those fleet members who continue to elevate safety performance during the group’s Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition.
Tags: Safety, NPTC
The first known lawsuit stemming from a crash between a FedEx Freight truck and a bus that killed 10 people earlier this month has been filed.
Tags: Accidents, California, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, I-5, Interstate 5, FedEx
April 22, 2014 - Industry News
The American Transportation Research Institute on Tuesday released the findings of its evaluation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s field study report on the new hours-of0service rules.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Research, American Transportation Research Institute, Hours of Service, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, HOS, ATRI, Safety & Compliance
April 21, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is taking comments on two applications from the American Trucking Associations claiming hazardous materials laws in two cities are unfair.
Tags: Regulations, New York City, PHMSA, City of Pittsburgh, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. DOT, Safety & Compliance, Hazmat
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extended the comment period on its proposal to establish a national clearinghouse for drug and alcohol test results.
Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, OOIDA, Drivers, Regulations, Safety & Compliance
April 17, 2014 - Industry News
An operations manager for California household good mover has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for participating in a “low ball estimate” scheme, as part of a more than 10-year federal investigation.
Tags: FMCSA, Florida, California, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, Household Goods Movers
Just over two weeks after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered an Illinois-based trucking company to shut down all interstate movements, a federal judge on Wednesday ruled it can return to the roadway.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, Enforcement, CSA, Illinois
April 16, 2014 - Industry News
A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, Penn. early this month indicted one person in connection with a scheme to defraud trucking companies over drug test results of drivers.
Tags: Regulations, Drug Testing, Pennsylvania, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Safety & Compliance
April 15, 2014 - Industry News
The owner of a Massachusetts trucking company got far less than the maximum penalty for attempting to bribe a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration official.
Tags: FMCSA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
The U.S. Transportation Department’s Federal Highway Administration is holding a webinar next month to provide an update on the progress of its Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study.
Tags: Regulations, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Safety & Compliance, FHWA, Truck Weights, US DOT, Truck Sizes
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a date of April 29 and 30 has been set for the next meeting of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee's Compliance, Safety, Accountability subcommittee in Arlington, Va.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, CSA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Safety & Compliance, SMS, MCSAC
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