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December 10, 2015

Trucking (Mostly) Welcomes Electronic Log Rule

Given how much industry feedback — dating back five years — informed the writing of the electronic logging device mandate announced Thursday, it’s not surprising that stakeholder reaction right out of the gate is mostly positive, with owner-operators marking the exception.

December 10, 2015

For Whom the ELD Bell Tolls

It's official, finally; hours of service is going electronic. In his On the Road blog, Equipment Editor and former driver Jim Park tells fleets and owner-operators to prepare now for a cut in productivity and make the necessary adjustment to your operation while you still can.

December 10, 2015

FMCSA Announces Electronic Logs Mandate

By early December 2017, an estimated 3 million commercial drivers will have thrown out their paper logbooks. A long-anticipated rule requiring electronic logging devices (ELDs) for truck and bus driver hours of service was announced Thursday morning.

December 9, 2015

Proposed Rule Would Require Seat Belts for Passengers in Commercial Trucks

FMCSA is asking for public comment on a proposal to require passengers riding in property-carrying commercial motor vehicles to use safety belts.

December 8, 2015

FMCSA Extends Regulatory Exemption for Bendix Windshield Cam

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has received a regulatory two-year exemption extension for the video camera component for two of its commercial vehicle safety systems from the FMCSA.

December 7, 2015

Vigillo Keeping CSA Scores Available via Carrier Select

Vigillo has announced that Carrier Select, the company’s carrier selection tool for freight brokers, shippers and insurance providers, will continue to provide CSA scores that its carrier customers can opt-in to share.

December 4, 2015

FMCSA Removes CSA Data from Public View

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that, as of Dec. 4, it has removed "much of" the CSA data that had previously been visible to the public on the FMCSA website.

December 2, 2015

New Highway Bill Scores High Marks

Reaction of industry stakeholder groups to the highway bill compromise forged by Congress is mixed, but decidedly more positive than negative.

November 19, 2015

FMCSA Orders Shutdown of Ohio Trucking Company

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Jefferson, Ohio-based Garfield Trucking LLC to immediately cease operations, saying it's an imminent hazard to public safety.

November 13, 2015

Driver Declared Imminent Hazard after Medical Condition Causes Fatal Crash

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declareda Minnesota truck driver an imminent hazard to public safety after medical problems caused a fatal accident last month.

November 10, 2015

Crashing Against Common Sense

ATRI's latest CSA Research Piece found that excluding “non-preventable crashes” from data decreased the Crash Indicator BASIC by nearly 15% among over a dozen carriers studied.

November 4, 2015

HireRight Adds Sleep Apnea Study to Driver Screening

Employee screening provider HireRight has launched a new sleep apnea study service as part of its screening offering for the transportation industry.

November 3, 2015

Amendment Aims to Thwart Threat to Smaller Carriers

An amendment would allow motor carriers that have not been rated by FMCSA to meet safety-eligibility requirements spelled out by the “Interim Hiring Standard” within the proposed long-term highway bill.

October 30, 2015

Driver Declared Imminent Hazard for Hiding Medical History

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Georgia-licensed truck driver Matthew Jason Boozer to be an imminent hazard to public safety due to an undisclosed medical problem which caused an accident.

October 29, 2015

OOS Violations Down in 2015 Brake Safety Week

The results are in from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week and out-of-service violations were down compared with last year’s inspection period.

October 23, 2015

Trucker Gets Jail Time for Threatening Safety Inspector

A truck driver who threatened a federal safety inspector has been sentenced to 9 months of incarceration as well as 40 hours community service and 12 months of supervised release.

October 20, 2015

Vigillo's 'Just' Promises Corrections to Unfair CSA Scores

'Just' creates an alternate method of scoring based on findings of independent enforcement experts and it makes the results available to fleets.

October 19, 2015

House Highway Bill Promises Trucking Reforms

New long-term measure would hide CSA scores, launch an under-21 CDL pilot program and allow hair-testing for drug-testing truck drivers.

October 18, 2015

FMCSA Chief: Safety Benefits when Agency Partners with Trucking

The acting chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration committed the agency to working even more closely with trucking’s stakeholders to further improve highway safety.

October 16, 2015

Trucker Violated HOS Limits on Day of Fatal Crash

A truck driver was declared an imminent hazard by FMCSA after it was found that he had violated hours-of-service the day of an accident that killed three persons.

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