August 20, 2014
The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Gaines Motor Lines and its owners that includes paying more than a quarter of a million dollars to resolve findings made by the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
August 18, 2014
OSHA says an asphalt paving company wrongfully terminated an unnamed foreman plus two unnamed truck drivers for raising safety concerns after being told to violate trucker hours of service regulations.
August 13, 2014
A truck driver has pleaded not guilty to charges of falsifying his logbooks and failure to maintain proper records resulting from a fatal July crash on I-55 near Chicago, but reckless homicide charges are still possible in the crash that killed five.
August 8, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended the operating authority of a single-truck motor carrier after it refused to provide access to company records for an investigation following a highly publicized fatal crash in the Chicago area.
July 30, 2014
A Senate hearing on truck safety was dominated by the ongoing struggle over the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule. Anne Ferro, in what was probably her last congressional testimony before she steps down as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, defended the restart.
Continental Commercial Vehicle & Aftermarket has added capabilities to its VDO RoadLog software to include hours-of-service compliance for Canada, Alaska and oilfield service.
July 29, 2014
A Chicago-area truck crash that killed four has led to local attention to federal hours-of-service rules, the mandatory electronic logs proposal, and federal efforts to address coercion of drivers to break the law. Deborah Lockridge has more in her On the Road blog.
July 24, 2014
Combine a truck crash, a celebrity, and an election year, and what do you get? An HOS rules feeding frenzy on Capitol Hill and in the media.
July 15, 2014
A suite of fleet management applications can now be factory installed on new trucks from Volvo Trucks under a partnership between the truck maker and Telogis.
July 14, 2014
Comedian Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Walmart following a crash last month on the New Jersey Turnpike in which he was severely injured, while James McNair, a comedian known as Jimmy Mack was killed and two others were hurt.
July 10, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has revised its guidance regarding hours of service logging software programs on laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones, to allow for digital driver signatures.
Truck drivers in California are entitled to paid rest breaks and meal breaks, according to a Wednesday ruling from a federal court in San Francisco.
July 1, 2014
UPDATED -- Comments on the proposed Electronic Logging Device mandate cover the full spectrum of reactions, from outrage and disdain at Big Brother government to applause for a sensible and long-overdue safety rule.
June 25, 2014
Sylectus, a business unit of Omnitracs, Canada, and BigRoad announced BigRoad's smartphone-based driver's log app now integrates with Sylectus' cloud-based transportation management systems
June 19, 2014
The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report of its investigation into the June 7 truck crash that severely injured celebrity Tracy Morgan along with killing one person, showing the truck driver was traveling well beyond the posted speed limit.
June 18, 2014
Navman Wireless USA announced the addition of new electronic driver log and driver vehicle inspection reporting (DVIR) options to its OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking system for corporate fleets.
June 17, 2014
The effort to suspend the hours of service restart provision will come to a head on the Senate floor this week, possibly this afternoon.
June 11, 2014
The Walmart truck driver at the center of the media frenzy over a crash that severely injured comedian Tracey Morgan pleaded not guilty to charges on Wednesday.
The trucking industry effort to suspend the current 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule missed a gear Tuesday when the House passed an appropriations bill that does not contain such a provision.
In a letter to U.S. House of Representatives members sent this week, Teamsters Union President James Hoffa denounced two potential amendments to legislation saying they will weaken highway safety standards by putting fatigued drivers on the road in bigger, heavier trucks.
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