Safety & Compliance

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January 17, 2012

Schneider National Safety Guru Don Osterberg on the FMCSA's New Enforcement Program

We spoke with Don Osterberg, vice president of safety at mega-carrier Schneider National and a leader in trucking safety, about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new Compliance, Safety, and Accountability enforcement progra

January 17, 2012

Data Shows Speeding and Log Violations are Main CSA Culprits; Technology Can Help

When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rolled out its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program in late 2010, a number of carriers were surprised to find a poorer safety rating than they enjoyed under the old SafeStat

November 4, 2011

Monitoring Driver Behavior Can Improve Safety, Reduce Costs

Driver monitoring has evolved tremendously in recent years. Some carriers still rely on reports from a 1-800 "how's my driving" number to find out when a driver is driving poorly, but many more are putting technology to wor

November 2, 2011

How would mandatory speed limiters on trucks affect highway safety?

Mandatory speed limiters. It's one of those topics on which you see heated debate in this industry, and there doesn't seem to be a clear-cut winner

September 11, 2011

We still haven't come to terms with brake adjustment

Today is the beginning of Brake Safety Week in North America. CVSA inspectors will be doing a lot of brake stroke inspections this week, and also working with drivers, mechanics and others to improve awareness of brake systems and regulatory compliance. Its one of the best things CVSA does

August 25, 2011

'Video game' aims to prevent truck-train crashes

Operation Lifesaver, a non-profit dedicated to railway safety education, released an online "video game" earlier this year designed to instill safe habits into truck drivers

August 23, 2011

Paying for safety

Here's some food for thought for our elected officials when it comes to the importance of highway safety and infrastructure

August 9, 2011

Truck Crash Lawyers Repurpose Roadcheck Stats

The headline reads "Texas Trucking Accident Attorney Says Roadcheck 2011 Reveals Truck Driver Fatigue Problem." It doesn't say we have a regulatory compliance problem; rather, this headline says in no uncertain terms we have a driver fatigue problem. We're back on the griddle again

August 1, 2011

A peek Into a cargo thief's bag of tricks

In interviewing security experts for our July cover story on cargo security, I learned about some of the latest tricks being used by cargo thieves

August 1, 2011

9 Ways to Keep Cargo Safe and Secure

Last November, cargo thieves made off with a truckload of pharmaceuticals worth several million dollars

July 22, 2011

A Hands-Free Mindset

This month in Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, I explained how carriers can comply with forthcoming hands-free-only regulations on mobile devices

July 22, 2011

What do we learn from Roadcheck?

With another Roadcheck event now some weeks behind us, a few questions linger about this annual ritual. What's Roadcheck all about, anyway? What do we learn from the exercise? And why are nearly one quarter of the truck brakes inspected still put out of service

June 22, 2011

Groups Offer Information on Cargo Theft

As we report in the July 2012 issue of Heavy Duty Trucking, cargo theft is on the increase. One way to combat it is by using the resources below

June 17, 2011

Does using GPS rot your brain?

On the radio this morning, I heard a report about a young woman who drove her rental SUV right off of a boat launch while trying to use a GPS unit to find her way to a conference

June 12, 2011

Washington officials turn "share the road" mentality into top safety numbers

"Although semi trucks can be intimidating, most truck crashes turn out to be the fault of the passenger car driver.

June 2, 2011

What the Sky Express bus crash may mean for trucking

The bus industry is not having a very good year. Tuesday's crash of a tour bus that killed four was only the most recent of a string of highly publicized tragic crashes where driver fatigue or other avoidable problems appear to be a factor

May 26, 2011

Have an issue with cargo securement enforcement? It pays to participate

Each year, the Cargo Securement Subcommittee of Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance hosts two sessions of the North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum

May 4, 2011

Maybe the DOT <B>should</B> pay for naps

Ray LaHood should resign over his remarks regarding the recent spate of napping air traffic controllers. He has revealed himself to be so far behind current thinking on the value of naps in safety sensitive environments that his judgment can't be trusted

April 29, 2011

Storm stories

[UPDATED] I woke up this morning to a story on the radio about a man in Tuscaloosa, Ala., finding the body of a neighbor's child under the wreckage of his house

March 18, 2011

Whoa! That was Close

Not really, but it sure felt that way. With electronic collision avoidance technology working along side a driver's good judgment, the potential for truck-into-car rear-end crashes could be greatly minimized. This technology will reduce crashes and prevent all sorts of calamity on our highways

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