Safety & Compliance


Senate Plans Truck Safety Hearings

The Senate will hold hearings on truck safety reform legislation next week


Congress Moves Closer to DOT Funding

Congress is getting closer to providing operating funds for the Department of Transportation for the next fiscal year


Trucker Saw Warning Lights Before Train Hit

As the National Transportation Safety Board sifted through conflicting testimony during a three-day hearing this week on the fatal Bourbonnais, IL, truck-train crash, the Chicago Tribune reported that the truck driver saw warning lights flashing before he tried to speed through a railroad crossing


House Moves Toward Vote On Truck Safety Legislation

Truck safety reform legislation that would create a National Motor Carrier Administration is headed for a House vote later this month


Conflicting Reports At Train Crash Hearing

A three-day National Transportation Safety Board hearing hopes to shed new light on the tragic Amtrak train-truck crash that happened in March in Bourbonnais, IL, but conflicting reports so far don't offer much hope


Carriers Want Confidentiality

Twenty-four carriers have requested confidentiality under new rules regarding financial and operating data interstate trucking companies must file with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics


Rail Safety Bill Would Give Rails a Tax Break

Railroads would get a nifty tax break under rail crossing safety legislation now circulating on Capitol Hill


Safety Bill Will Move Quickly in House

Truck safety legislation will be the top item on the House Transportation Committee's list when Congress returns to work Wednesday after its August recess. The package of reforms would fulfill trucking's long-time dream of a separate motor carrier administration in the Department of Transportation


FHWA Cracks Down On Rail Crossing Violators

Starting October 4, truck or bus drivers convicted of violating railroad/highway grade crossing laws will temporarily lose their commercial licenses


Oregon Governor Signs Trucking Bills

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has signed two bills of significance to the trucking industry and vetoed a bill that would have raised speed limits in the state

What Law Enforcement is Looking for and How to Avoid Being Cited
Do you know what officers are looking for during ELD inspections? Download this guide to learn what to expect at roadside and how to avoid costly citations.
7 Tips for Improving CSA Scores
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Focusing on Fleet Safety
For a business that relies on vehicles and drivers to keep the business running, safety is crucial. Having visibility into driver location and behavior, such as speeding and harsh driving habits, can help you see where your drivers are performing well, and where some drivers may need a little coaching.
2018 Top Trends in Trucking
The trucking industry is quickly evolving. What's hot today may be old news tomorrow. That's why SmartDrive spoke with industry experts and got their opinions on the trends that are going to make a difference in 2018.

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