Safety & Compliance

This year's CVSA RoadCheck will focus on hours of service compliance in its roadside inspections. Photo: CVSA

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RoadCheck Inspections Will Focus on Hours of Service Compliance

With electronic logging device implementation a major topic for trucking in 2018, this year’s International RoadCheck inspection blitz will focus on hours of service compliance.

ZF is leveraging technologies from around the world to make commercial vehicles safer, Mitja Schulz said in an exclusive interview with HDT. Photo: Jack Roberts

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Q&A: ZF's Emerging Technology Push Gains Steam

ZF has deep roots as a technology pioneer. In this exclusive HDT interview, Mitja Schulz, senior VP and general manager of commercial steering systems for ZF TRW, talks about how the company is serving both North American fleets and OEMs with a growing portfolio of advanced vehicle systems.

The accused allegedly took more than $19 million from small trucking businesses by creating the false impression that they were affiliated with U.S. DOT, the UCR system, or another government agency.

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Service Accused of Coercing Fleets into Paying Fake Fees Agrees to Settle

The operators of an online registration service for carriers have agreed to settle with the FTC for $900,000 over charges that they impersonated and falsely claimed affiliation with government agencies to trick fleets into paying them for UCR registration.

Photo via Diablanco/Wikipedia.

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Uber Suspends Self-Driving Tests After Vehicle Kills Pedestrian

Uber has shelved its self-driving vehicle program after one of its test vehicles struck and killed a female pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz. The accident marks the first known death of a pedestrian hit by an autonomous vehicle on public roads.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association suspects that about 28% of the commercial driver population may be suffering from some degree of obstructive sleep apnea. Photo: Safety First Sleep Solutions

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Dealing with Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Trucking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association suspects that about 28% of the commercial driver population may be suffering from some degree of obstructive sleep apnea.

ACOFAS is offering training for technicians on DOT vehicle inspection compliance. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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ACOFAS Presentation to Teach Technicians About DOT Inspections

ACOFAS is offering a presentation demonstrating and educating technicians on how to properly inspect a vehicle.

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FMCSA: A Driver Found Lacking Required ELD May Finish Trip

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has advised how the electronic logging device mandate will be enforced beginning April 1, 2018, when the period of “soft enforcement” ends.

HOS rules were created in 1930 and would remain fundamentally unchanged until 1995, when Congress directed the DOT to establish a new set rules incorporating the latest scientific understanding of human fatigue and alertness.

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Where Did the Hours of Service Rules Come From, Anyway?

How the hours of service rules for truck drivers ever became a safety regulation is a question that has vexed many in the industry.

Short-term truck rental operators are asking for more time from FMCSA to figure out a way to stay compliant with the ELD mandate. Photo: TRALA

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TRALA Requests ELD Exemption Extension Through December

The Truck Rental and Leasing Association has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for an extension to its current 90-day ELD rule waiver for short-term rental trucks that would extend through the end of the year.

The truck after the crash. The NTSB said the driver may have been fatigued, and that collision avoidance/collision mitigation technology could have prevented or reduced the severity of the crash. Photo: NTSB

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Collision Avoidance May Have Lessened Truck Crash Damage

A collision avoidance system might have prevented or lessened the severity of a 2016 crash between a tractor-trailer and an SUV that killed six people and injured five, according to a new report from the National Transportation Safety Board.

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