Safety & Compliance

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Intelligent Intersection Tech Coming to Columbus

Continental will install its vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications technology to help prevent intersection crashes.  

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Survey: Regional Small Fleets Slower to Comply With ELD Mandate

Regional small fleets appear to be lagging behind national fleets when it comes to adoption of mandatory electronic logging devices, according to the latest weekly survey numbers from CarrierLists.

Screenshot of the FMCSA's Safety Measurement System website.

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FMCSA Updates SMS Website with December Results

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has updated its CSA Safety Measurement System website with the Dec. 29, 2017 crash preventability results.

Is it an AOBRD or an ELD? Make sure your drivers know and have the right in-cab documents. Photo: J.J. Keller

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ELD Mandate Transition: 4 Takeways So Far

Since enforcement of the electronic logging device mandate started in mid-December, J.J. Keller reports that it is seeing problems with confusion whether a device is an ELD or a grandfathered automatic onboard recording device, as well as complaints about vendor support, and more drivers running out of hours due to delays.

FMCSA Deputy Administrator Cathy Gautreaux tells TRB audience in Washington DC that the agency will keep seeking to reduce regulations without negatively impacting safety. Photo: David Cullen

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FMCSA’s Gautreaux Sees Innovation Driving Safety Forward

At the start of her first full year helping to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Deputy Administrator Cathy Gautreaux praised the agency for its recent accomplishments and laid out its priorities going forward.

Ron Cordova Photo: Zonar

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CVSA’s Cordova Joins Zonar Compliance Team

Fleet management technology company Zonar has announced that Ron Cordova, former law enforcement officer and Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance president, would be joining its compliance team.

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Environmental Group, State Attorneys Urge EPA to Keep Glider Kit GHG Rules

Environmental advocates, state attorneys general, and others are urging the Environmental Protection Agency to maintain the Obama administration’s ruling on glider kits under the Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 rules, calling the current efforts to reverse the rule at odds with the Clean Air Act.

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FMCSA Cuts UCR Fees for Motor Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule that reduces annual registration fees collected the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement for the 2018, 2019, and subsequent registration years.

Articles

6 Years Later: The Cell-Phone Ban

Even though the cell-phone ban is six years old, the temptation to use an electronic device while operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is still strong for some drivers. In 2016, more than 21,000 roadside inspection reports contained a violation for using a handheld mobile device while operating a CMV.

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Kinedyne Certified by Women's Business Council

Kinedyne LLC, a business specializing in the design, manufacture, and distribution of cargo securement products to the transportation industry for nearly 50 years, announced national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women President’s Educational Organization-NY.

USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
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.
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.
How to Pick the Right ELD Provider for Your Fleet
Choosing the right ELD solution takes time. Fleets need to make sure that the ELD not only meets the technical requirements, but the requirements of its business operations, and that the provider can adequately support the overall business needs now and in the future.
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