Driver Safety

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March 26, 2015

FMCSA Under Pressure to Change CSA Scoring

The ATA urged the FMCSA to make common sense changes to the CSA scoring following re-introduced legislation from Congress addressing the same issue.

March 18, 2015

MCSAC Public Meeting on Awarding Credit for Safety Programs

The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee will hold a two-day public meeting later this month on how to “credit carriers and drivers who initiate and establish programs that promote safety beyond the standards established in FMCSA regulations."

March 11, 2015

National Fleet Safety Winners Named At TCA Convention

The Truckload Carriers Association named FTC Transportation of Oklahoma City and Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba as the two grand prize winners of its National Fleet Safety Award.

March 10, 2015

Oakley Transportation Names New Safety Director

Oakley Transportation Group has named Kelly L. McDowell its new Director of Safety and Compliance. He will be charged with integrating safety programs within every section of the company.

February 26, 2015

Volvo Trucks Seeks Out Safest Fleets

Volvo Trucks is seeking entries for the Volvo Trucks Safety Award which recognizes two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs.

February 23, 2015

Driver Named Highway Angel for Pulling Man from Burning Car

For rescuing an unconscious man from a burning car the Truckload Carriers Association named escort driver Joe Bearce a Highway Angel.

February 16, 2015

Bose Ride System II Delivers New Features, More Functionality

Adjustable seat settings will help drivers who are accustomed to the firmer feel of an air ride seat will find the Bose II seats easier to get used to.

February 5, 2015

VTTI Tasked with HOS Restart Study

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is heading the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s study of the 34-hour restart provision of the Hours of Service rule for truck drivers.

January 12, 2015

ATA Announces America’s Road Team Finalists

American Trucking Associations announced the 31 finalists in the running to be named Captains of the 2015-2016 America’s Road Team. Judges will decide the winners on January 13th.

January 7, 2015

Pre-Employment Screening Added to iiX Background Checks

Pre-employment Screening Program records are now available as part of iiX’s suite of commercial driver background checks. The records provide employers with a quick way to screen driver safety profiles.

December 30, 2014

Safe Winter Driving Tips

General preventive driving habits can make a big difference in winter driving safety. Here are some tips to make driving in hazardous conditions safer.

December 29, 2014

TCA Announces Fleet Safety Division Winners

The Truckload Carriers Association announced 18 division winners for its 2014 National Fleet Safety Awards.

December 29, 2014

Con-way Truckload's Strategies for Success

When you have 2,600 trucks and nearly 3,000 professional drivers on the road you need to make sure that not only are your clients’ products making it to their destination on time, but that they are also making it there safely.

December 29, 2014

Army Veteran Named Pilot Flying J’s 2014 Road Warrior

Pilot Flying J named Kyle Cones as its 2014 Road Warrior winner. Cones is a U.S. Army veteran and driver for Pride Transport. He will receive a $10,000 check for winning the award.

December 18, 2014

CVSA Seeks Nominations For Driver Excellence Award

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is asking for nominations for the International Driver Excellence Award.

December 12, 2014

Commentary: How the Public Feels About Driver Fatigue

The debate over driver fatigue and hours of service regulations may be decided by the public. But how questions are asked and facts are presented can sway opinion in opposite directions.

December 1, 2014

C.R. England Seeks Driver Training Exemption

C.R. England is asking for a rule exemption to improve its driver training process.

November 10, 2014

Frito-Lay Recognizes Million Mile Safe Drivers

Frito-Lay North America recognized 106 over-the-road drivers in the U.S. and Canada who have driven more than 1 million accident-free miles. This year, six drivers reached more than 3 million accident-free miles and 24 drove more than 2 million.

November 7, 2014

AT&T App Limits Driver Mobile Phone Use

AT&T has introduced an iOS version of its DriveMode mobile app to limit a driver's ability to use a smart phones while driving. The app silences incoming text message alerts when the driver is going faster than 15 mph.

October 30, 2014

FMCSA Art Contest Promotes Seatbelt Safety

The FMCSA is accepting submissions for its 2015 “Be Ready. Be Buckled” student art contest to promote safety belt use. The contest is open to children from kindergarten through sixth grade.

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