Safety & Compliance

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September 23, 2016

Q&A: How Driver Relationships Drive Safety at Southern Freight Services

Kelsey Wolfe is Southern Freight Services’ director of safety, human resources and recruiting and Heavy Duty Trucking’s pick for its 2016 Safety & Compliance Award. While safety is her primary concern, it's her relationships with the drivers that make it happen.

July 22, 2016

2016 Fleet Safety Conference in Pictures

The Fleet Safety Conference was an event for fleet, risk, safety, sales, human resources and EHS professionals that offered insights and practical education for improving fleet safety. Read the full story here. Photos by Mark Campbell Photography and Chris Wolski.

July 19, 2016

HDT Announces 2016 Safety & Compliance Award Winner

Southern Freight Services' director of safety, human resources and recruiting, Kelsey Wolfe, was awarded Heavy Duty Trucking’s 2016 Safety & Compliance Award during a ceremony on July 19 at the Fleet Safety Conference.

May 27, 2016

Omnitracs Sponsors HDT’s Safety & Compliance Award

Fleet management and telematics software provider Omnitracs is sponsoring this year’s Safety & Compliance award which, recognizes industry leaders who have demonstrated excellence in fleet safety.

May 18, 2016

Unlucky Tip Over on the Tappan Zee Bridge

Did you see that scrap-hauling rig tipping over on the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River last Friday? The rear axle broke loose and the trailer lost its footing. What a Friday-the-13th happening!

April 1, 2016

HDT Seeks Safety & Compliance Award Nominations

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is seeking nominations for the 2016 Safety & Compliance Award which recognizes industry people that have demonstrated excellence in fleet safety. The deadline is April 29.

January 15, 2016

What Does a Skateboarder Have to do with CSA?

A tragic accident illustrates why carriers want the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program to include crash accountability.

January 15, 2016

Safety Profiles No Easy Fix

Technology can help, but polishing a safety profile will always be about improving driver behavior and equipment maintenance.

November 6, 2015

48-Year Trucking Vet Wins Safety Director of the Year

Allan Hicks of BR Williams Trucking in Oxford, Ala., was honored with the 2015 National Safety Director Award, which is presented annually by the American Trucking Associations.

September 24, 2015

Proposed 'Mattress Tag Rule' Angers ATA's Engineering VP

Ted Scott, vice president of engineering for the American Trucking Associations, had a succinct assessment of a recent federal regulatory proposal: “FMCSA has finally gone crazy.”

September 23, 2015

NPTC Recognizes National Driver All-Stars

The National Private Truck Council recognized 18 private-fleet truck drivers with its National Driver All-Stars award for excellence in customer service, safety, community service and adherence to company and regulatory standards.

July 14, 2015

Safety and Compliance Award Winner Announced

Nussbaum Transportation's director of human resources and safety, Jeremy Stickling, was awarded Heavy Duty Trucking magazine’s 2015 Safety & Compliance Award at a ceremony at the Fleet Safety Conference.

March 17, 2015

FMCSA Releases CSA App, ATA Calls It Irresponsible

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has released a smartphone app that will allow for more convenient access to current online safety performance information on interstate truck and bus companies. The ATA called the move irresponsible.

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.

March 10, 2015

Carrier Ordered to Pay Nearly Half a Million Dollars to 12 Former Drivers

The trucking company PAM Transport Inc. has been ordered to pay 12 of its former truck drivers a total of $477,399 in a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

February 18, 2015

FMCSA Orders Small Carrier Shut Down Due to Safety Violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared a small Aurora, Colorado-based trucking company to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered it immediately shut down on Feb. 12, according to a news release issued Wednesday.

February 12, 2015

FMCSA Shuts Down Carrier for Safety Violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Las Vegas, -based JDJD Transportation to immediately shut down following a federal investigation revealing several widespread violations of critical safety regulations.

February 11, 2015

Saia Fined $119,000 Over Trucking Terminal Explosion

The trucking company Saia Motor Freight Line has been fined by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration following an investigation regarding an explosion at one of its terminals last August, injuring four employees.

February 3, 2015

FMCSA Orders South Dakota Carrier, Driver Out of Service

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared a Mitchell, South Dakota-based trucking company and its owner-driver to be imminent hazards to public safety and ordered both to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate commercial operations.

February 3, 2015

Washington State Files Lawsuit Against Trucker, Carrier Over Bridge Collapse

The Washington State Department of Transportation on Monday filed a $17 million lawsuit to recoup the costs of response and repair following the 2013 over-height truck collision that caused a portion of the Skagit River Bridge on Interstate 5 to collapse.

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