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
December 17, 2014 - Industry News
The pre-2013 34-hour restart rule is now in effect. On Tuesday President Obama signed the 2015 appropriations bill, which contains a provision suspending the more restrictive restart that went into effect as part of the hours of service rules enacted in July 2013.
Tags: FMCSA, Congress, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service, Enforcement
The Senate in a voice vote Tuesday confirmed Mark Rosekind to the top job at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tags: NTSB, NHTSA, People
December 15, 2014 - Industry News
According to a group of collaborating researchers, emissions at the Port of Oakland, Calif., have decreased dramatically due to more stringent California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulation.
Tags: CARB, California, SCR, DPF
December 14, 2014 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations won its fight against the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule. On Saturday night the Senate passed and sent to President Obama a bill that replaces the controversial restart with an earlier, less restrictive, version while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration does more research on the issue.
Tags: ATA, Congress, HOS, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service, American Trucking Associations
December 12, 2014 - Industry News
A Tennessee woman has been sentenced in federal court in to four years probation and eight months home detention following her conviction of mail fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud trucking companies over drug and alcohol test results of drivers.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, Drug Testing, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Crime & Fraud, Safety & Compliance, Alcohol Testing
Thursday night's approval of an omnibus spending bill by the House of Representatives brought a suspension of the controversial 34-hour restart provision of truck driver hours-of-service regulations one step closer to reality.
Tags: Legislation, Congress, Hours of Service, 34-Hour Restart
December 11, 2014 - Industry News
By increasing truckload capacity of the industry, there should be a slight boost to potential productivity, according to analysis from transportation research firm FTR.
Tags: FTR, Truckload, ELDs, 34-Hour Restart, FMCSA, Hours of Service
Truck drivers have some of the highest rates of workplace injuries in Washington State, according to a new report from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.
Tags: Drivers, Washington, Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury
December 10, 2014 - Industry News
Eastbound Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., will be closed from Dec. 12 through Dec. 15 for work on the Lafayette bridge.
Tags: Bridges, Road Closure, St. Paul, Interstate 94, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minnesota, Highways
As Congress moves toward suspension of the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule, some trucking groups applaud the move while police worry about how they will enforce the change.
Tags: ATA, Congress, HOS, OOIDA, CVSA, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, 34 hour restart
Trucking interests are close to victory in their fight to suspend the current 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule. The appropriations bill negotiated by the Senate and House will cut off funding for enforcement of the restart while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration studies its impact.
Tags: ATA, Congress, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service, American Trucking Associations, Legislation
December 9, 2014 - Industry News
As soon as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration publishes the final rule, probably on December 18, truck drivers will no longer have to file inspection reports when there are no defects in the truck.
Tags: FMCSA, Vehicle Inspection, DVIR
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is going ahead with its plan to negotiate the terms of a rule covering entry-level driver training.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Training
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