Safety & Compliance


Border Not Open to Mexican Trucks

The United States once again refused to open its border to Mexican trucks. And once again, the reason is safety


Indiana Steel Operators Want Heavier Trucks

Tough competition from overseas is prompting the Indiana steel industry to lobby for increased weight limits on some Indiana highways


Birmingham Officials Tired Of Loose Coils

Officials in Birmingham, AL, are tired of repairing downtown interstates from steel coils that have fallen off the backs of flatbeds


FHWA Launches Specialized Vehicle Weight Study

The Federal Highway Administration has asked for public input on the economic, safety and infrastructure impacts of truck weight standards on specialized hauling vehicles


OMCS Will Deny Request for Logbook Exemption

The Office of Motor Carrier Safety said it will deny a carrier’s application for exemption from log book requirements based on partial compliance with the 100-mile rule


Accident Rate Going Down for Specialized Carriers

The accident rate for specialized carriers is going down, according to the 1999 Safety Survey of 1998 Incidents. The data, based on input from members of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Assn., shows that 56% of respondents reported no accidents in 1998, up from 50.3% in 1997


Report Details Economic Benefits of Uniform Permitting

Issuing multistate oversize/overweight permits could reduce state administrative costs by 20% to 30% and save carriers from $58 to $131 per year, according to a study just released by the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Assn


Truck Deaths the Target of North Carolina Laws

North Carolina has enacted a package of new safety laws to help lower the number of truck-related highway deaths. Federal figures showed that North Carolina ranked fourth in the number of highway deaths in 1998. These figures


Both U.S. and Mexican Truckers Want to Keep Borders Closed

While the passenger bus industry clamors for open borders, Mexican truckers aren't as gung-ho about opening the borders between the United States and Mexico


Iowa Truckers Say Y2K Problems Could Call For HOS Suspension

The Des Moines (Iowa) Register reports the Iowa Motor Truck Assn. has advised Gov. Tom Vilsack he may need to lift hours-of-service limits for shipments within the state in the event of Y2K-related food or gas shortages

Falsely Accused and Not in the Wrong? Predict, Prepare, Protect
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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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