February 21, 2014 - Industry News
Starting May 21 all driver medical exams have to be done by an examiner who is certified to the new National Registry standards. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration believes that by May 21 there will be enough examiners certified to handle the work, but trucking interests are not so sure.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, Regulations, Driver Health
February 13, 2014 - Industry News
The fleet management services company ARI has acquired Drivefleet, an online driver training products and services provider.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Safety, Driver Training, ARI, Drivefleet, Safety & Compliance, Mergers & Acquisitions
February 12, 2014 - Industry News
New research examining the safety impact of simulator training for truck drivers concludes it provides benefits for only up to a year.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Training, Recruiting, Fleets, Safety and Compliance
UPDATED -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a proposed rule to establish a drug and alcohol clearinghouse for all national commercial driver’s license holders.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Drug Testing, Fleets, Safety and Compliance, Alcohol Testing
Following a Jan. 27 crash killing an Illinois Tollway worker and seriously injuring an Illinois State Police trooper, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Illinois-licensed truck driver Renato V. Velasquez to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Hours of Service, Safety and Compliance, Enforcement
February 10, 2014 - Industry News
A Texas district court jury has verdict in favor of Dallas-based trucking company FFE Transportation Services after rejecting a $3.5 million lawsuit filed by the City of Saint Jo, following an automobile accident that took place nearly four years ago.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Safety and Compliance, Litigation, FFE
February 7, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered two drivers and one trucking to seek life outside of the trucking industry following what it describes as some dangerous behavior behind the wheel.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
February 6, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended state and regional emergency declarations it issued earlier for certain deliveries of propane and other home heating fuels.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Hours of Service, Propane Transport
January 30, 2014 - Industry News
A field test of the 34-hour restart provision of the new hours-of-service rule shows that the restrictions improve safety, the Federal Motor Carrier Motor Safety Administration reports.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, HOS, Hours of Service
January 28, 2014 - Industry News
The American Transportation Research Institute has released a new white paper showing a majority of the nation’s truck drivers do not have an understanding of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance Safety and Accountability program. CSA was rolled out nationally just over three years ago
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, American Transportation Research Institute, CSA, ATRI, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, CVSA
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now one step away from publishing a proposal to create a national database containing driver drug and alcohol test results.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Drug Testing, Safety & Compliance
January 21, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s newest enforcement tool is a shutdown order for carriers that flagrantly disregard the safety rules. Under a final rule to be posted this week, the agency can suspend or revoke the authority of willful repeat violators, and impose civil or criminal penalties.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, OOIDA, MAP-21, Regulations, Fleets, Drivers, GAO, Werner Enterprises, FedEx, Congress
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued two emergency exemptions for propane and other home heating fuel haulers, covering the Eastern and Midwest regions of the country.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Hours of Service, Safety and Compliance, Propane Transport
January 17, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will publish a rule next week containing tough new sanctions against carriers that disregard safety rules.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Enforcement
January 14, 2014 - Industry News
Long-haul drivers are plagued by significant health risks, according to a new study by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Almost 70% of these drivers are obese, compared to 31% of other workers, and the prevalence of morbid obesity is twice as high, 17% versus 7%.
Tags: Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, NIOSH, Drivers
Truck drivers who use synthetic marijuana or are caught possessing it risk losing their Commercial Drivers License for one at least one year.
Tags: Drivers, Drugged Driving, Safety & Compliance
January 6, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED, Jan. 9, 2013, 9:45 a.m., EST Extraordinarily cold weather in part of the U.S. has resulted in more states issuing emergency declarations, waiving mainly hours of service rules, when it comes to hauling various fuels.
Tags: Drivers, Minnesota, Regulations, Michigan, Hours of Service, New Jersey, Arkansas, Vermont, New Hampshire, Safety and Compliance, Weather, Massachusetts, Maine, Ohio, Missouri, Oklahoma
UPDATED -- An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that New Prime retaliated against a truck driver by blacklisting him in the commercial transport industry after he sought medical attention for a work-related injury.
Tags: Drivers, OSHA, Department of Labor, Fleets, Prime Inc.
January 3, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration ordered Oak Harbor Freight Lines Inc. to compensate a worker who refused to drive in violation of safety regulations.
Tags: FMCSA, OSHA, whistleblower, Oak Harbor Freight Lines Inc., Drivers
National Tank Truck Carriers has named eight professional tank truck drivers as finalists in the selection process to become the recipient of the Usher Award recognizing the tank truck industry’s professional driver of the year.
Tags: Awards, NTTC, Liquid Tank Trailers, Drivers, Tankers
January 2, 2014 - Industry News
Trucking will go into 2014 with two major safety proposals pending: electronic logs and a searchable database containing the results of driver drug and alcohol tests.
Tags: Regulations, FMCSA, Drug Testing, Alcohol, Drivers, CSA
December 27, 2013 - Industry News
As we look back at 2013, here's the second installment in our annual look at the top news stories of the year. Our list was compiled on the basis of popularity on our website, Truckinginfo.com, as well as our editors' opinions on which stories have the most impact on the trucking industry:
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Ford, Fraud
December 20, 2013 - Industry News
Emergency hauling declarations, suspending hours of service rules for truck drivers, are piling up across the nation.
Tags: FMCSA, Gasoline, Drivers, Massachusetts, Iowa, New Hampshire, Diesel Fuel, Weather, Propane Transport
New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hours-of-service regulations for truckers could mean increased costs for consumers, according to a new study from the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Hours of Service, HOS, Fleets
December 3, 2013 - Industry News
There is a new reason for truckers to worry about four-wheelers during the holidays, with a new survey showing aggressive driving is higher during this time of the year.
Tags: Drivers, Driving Safety, Safety
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