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
December 4, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that, as of Dec. 4, it has removed "much of" the CSA data that had previously been visible to the public on the FMCSA website.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Highway Bill
December 3, 2015 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association is partnering with Rolling Strong to offer a driver wellness program for carriers called TCA Wellness that will launch in January 2016.
Tags: Driver Health, TCA, Driver Wellness, Rolling Strong
December 1, 2015 - Industry News
If you have a stellar idea about how to make fleet operations safer and would like to be a presenter at the 2016 Fleet Safety Conference, the conference planning committee wants to hear from you.
Tags: Bobit Business Media, Fleet Safety Conference, Events
CarrierWeb, has launched a website dedicated to providing food haulers with information and analysis about the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Tags: FDA, Food and Beverage Fleets, CarrierWeb
November 30, 2015 - Industry News
A final rule prohibiting acts of coercion aimed at compelling truck drivers to violate federal safety regulations has been published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and becomes effective on Jan. 29, 2016.
Tags: FMSCA, Driver Coercion, Regulations
November 23, 2015 - Industry News
The recall affects just 13 2016 model-year trucks built at Ohio Assembly Plant this past summer.
Tags: Recalls, Ford, Ford F-650, 2016-MY
The worst traffic bottleneck in the country is in Chicago, Ill., according to a new study by the American Highway Users Alliance -- and Los Angeles owns the next six of the top 10.
Tags: Highways, Infrastructure Funding, Congestion
November 19, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Jefferson, Ohio-based Garfield Trucking LLC to immediately cease operations, saying it's an imminent hazard to public safety.
Tags: FMCSA, Imminent Hazard
November 18, 2015 - Industry News
As a result of its investigation of a truck crash that killed four college athletes last year, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued recommendations to address “impairing substances” that are not tested for under federal regulations
Tags: NTSB, Crash, Drug Testing
Atlanta's I-285 at I-85 North is the worst truck bottleneck in the country, according to the American Transportation Research Institute's annual congestion study -- and watch out in Houston, Texas.
Tags: Texas, Georgia, ATRI, I-95, Congestion, I-65, I-10, I-90, I-85, I-285
November 16, 2015 - Industry News
For the first time in a quarter century, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will in 2016 increase its fines for safety violations.
November 13, 2015 - Industry News
ABF Freight, Old Dominion Freight Line, and Roehl Transport took home honors from the American Trucking Associations' Safety, Security and Human Resources Conference in Little Rock, Ark.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Cargo Theft, ABF, Roehl Transport, Security, American Trucking Associations
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declareda Minnesota truck driver an imminent hazard to public safety after medical problems caused a fatal accident last month.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Driver Health, Imminent Hazard
November 12, 2015 - Industry News
A multi-million dollar scheme involving the theft, resale and purchase of stolen heating oil has led the New York County District Attorney’s Office to issue 44 indictments, including for 29 truck drivers.
Tags: New York City, Theft, Crime & Fraud, Winter
November 10, 2015 - Industry News
The recall, which Cummins will oversee, covers more than 3,000 Mack and Navistar trucks equipped with the ISL G natural gas engine. The trucks are potentially at risk for oil leaks that pose a fire risk.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Recalls, Mack TerraPro, NHTSA, Cummins, 2010-MY, 2016-MY, Mack Granite, Mack LR, Refuse Trucks, Construction Fleets
ATRI's latest CSA Research Piece found that excluding “non-preventable crashes” from data decreased the Crash Indicator BASIC by nearly 15% among over a dozen carriers studied.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, ATRI
The recall affects 288 vehicles at risk for steering problems related to faulty gear pumps.
Tags: Terex, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Concrete Mixer Trucks
The Colorado DOT is implementing a Traction Law and Passenger Vehicle Chain Law to reduce the amount of congestion and wrecks on the Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor.
Tags: Winter Driving, Colorado, Winter Equipment, Interstate 70
November 8, 2015 - Industry News
The Walmart truck driver involved in a fatal crash with a limousine carrying comedian Tracy Morgan was awake for more than 28 hours prior to the crash, according to an NTSB investigation.
Tags: Accidents, New Jersey, Fatal Accidents, Fatigue, Walmart
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