Safety & Compliance


Federal Ruling Could Mean Overtime Pay For Drivers

A federal court decision spells big trouble for some New Jersey-based truckers. A 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ruling requires all New Jersey carriers to pay drivers time-and-a-half for each hour over 40 worked in any one week


DOT Gives No-Zone Program a Positive Report

The U.S. Department of Transportation's effort to teach car drivers how to share the road with trucks is paying off, according to a department analysis


Improved Meal Tax Deduction a Possibility

A better meal tax deduction is still part of the congressional tax package -- but its chances for survival appear slim


Exemptions, But Not Necessarily Jobs, For Vision-Impaired Drivers

The Federal Highway Administration will continue to exempt qualified truck drivers from vision rules, but the Supreme Court says that carriers don't have to hire those drivers. "We never said this was a guarantee of a job," says Sandra Zywokarte, Office of Motor Carrier Research and Standards


House Still Working on Truck Safety Bill

A U.S. House of Representatives panel is considering several different truck safety proposals, including one that would create a separate administration for trucks and buses within the Department of Transportation


DOT Drops Idea To Restrict Access To Carrier Data

The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics has withdrawn its proposal to restrict access to individual carrier data


Feds Considering Graduated CDL

The Federal Highway Administration is planning a survey to determine how the trucking industry feels about allowing younger drivers to obtain commercial licenses


DOT Enlists Industry for Strategic Planning Effort

A diverse mix of transportation interests met for two days last week at the federal Department of Transportation to begin hammering out DOT's strategic plan for improving truck and bus safety


Inspection Crackdowns In Philly And West Virginia

Philadelphia and West Virginia are doing their best to help meet Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater's goal of cutting truck fatalities by 50% through increased inspection efforts


DOT Schedules National Safety Workshops

The Department of Transportation is inviting the transportation community in for discussions on truck and bus safety

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
Download the Seven Tips for Improving CSA Scores to learn more about the ways you can improve your CSA scores.
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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