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September 11, 2013

New Rules for Trip Permits in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation recently began limiting the number of temporary passes/trip permits a motor carrier can purchase in a 12-month period – a move that one association representative calls “a money grab” that will affect small-business motor carriers located outside the state.

September 11, 2013

When CSA Scores Don't Make Sense

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety and Accountability program is no longer new, but a recent on-air conversation painted a clear picture of just how it's affecting trucking company owners, explain Evan Lockridge in this guest blog post.

September 10, 2013

Brake Safety Week Is On: Here are Some Tips

Today's Trucking---30,000 brakes will be inspected on trucks across North America this week, and not all will pass. The annual Brake Safety Week held by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will see inspectors taking a closer look at brake systems on your trucks.

September 3, 2013

When Your Research Lab is a Truck Cab

Despite an increasing amount of research about trucking from the ivory towers of academia, few researchers ever experience what life is like on the road. However, one spent three years riding in trucks and interviewing long-haul drivers as part of his look into how truck drivers are affected by increasing demands for speed and flexibility.

August 22, 2013

Four-Wheelers Less Concerned Than Before Over Dangerous Driving Behaviors

According to a new survey from AAA, Americans are less likely than they used to be to perceive a serious threat from dangerous driving behaviors such as drunk, aggressive or drowsy driving.

August 19, 2013

Court Will Hear Brokers' CSA Challenge in September

Freight brokers will air their case against the CSA safety enforcement program in court next month, with allegations that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrration is putting its safety credentialing responsibility into the hands of brokers and shippers.

August 16, 2013

Trucking in the Media This Week

Each week we run across many stories in the mainstream media that are about trucking or related to trucking in some way -- more than we can report on. Here are some of the most interesting from this week, from haunting truckstop photos to driverless trucks to cross-border trucking.

August 5, 2013

Con-Way Truckload Equipping new Trucks With Safety Technology

Con-way Truckload has announced it is investing in three safety technology systems for all of the 525 new tractors it will take delivery of in 2013.

July 29, 2013

Avoiding Common Parking Lot Crashes

Did you hear about the driver who backed into the transformer for a huge regional mall, shutting it down for a Saturday during the Christmas shopping season?

July 24, 2013

Answers to Your Questions About the New Hours of Service Rules

Since the new hours-of-service rules went into effect July 1, there have been many questions asked of experts both inside and outside of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration related to the new rules. This article looks at some of the more frequently asked questions.

July 23, 2013

How Are the New Hours of Service Affecting You?

We've had several weeks now on the new hours of service rules. Some fleets are struggling to adjust, while others are seeing virtually no effects. Share your experiences in this "On the Road" blog.

July 17, 2013

Maryland Pushes Anti-Aggressive Driving Effort

Safety around trucks takes the spotlight in this summer’s Maryland’s Smooth Operator program. As a heat wave strikes the Baltimore area, the Smooth Operator program is working to put the chill on aggressive driving behaviors through education and enforcement waves of its own.

July 8, 2013

Digging into the MVR

The most significant moving violations might surprise you, as HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge reports in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

May 16, 2013

FMCSA Safety Chief Opens Zonar User Conference

You'd better be getting ready for new hours of service rules that go into effect July 1, to be followed by proposed rules for electronic logs. That, along with an emphasis on enforcement, was the message from Jack Van Steenburg, chief safety officer for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in his keynote speech for Zonar Systems' inaugural users’ conference.

May 15, 2013

Why is the DOT Taking so Long to Move on Hair Testing for Drugs?

The American Trucking Associations used the National Transportation Safety Board's stricter impaired-driving regulations as an opportunity to again push for the DOT to move forward on a process to allow motor carriers to collect hair samples for DOT-required drug testing in lieu of the currently mandated urine testing process.

May 2, 2013

Safety&Compliance: Beware these background screening pitfalls

If you haven't taken a look at your driver hiring and screening procedures in a while, it's time for a thorough review to avoid running afoul of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

April 29, 2013

5 Trends in Private Fleets

John Lamonica knows pizza. He can tell you why Brooklyn water makes great pizza dough, and how he has worked to get the same level of great flavor in his California operations using high-quality ingredients and filtered water. The president and CEO of Lamonica's Pizza Dough Co. is also proud of his three bright-red Kenworth trucks that deliver pizza dough to Costco and other customers in southern California.

April 5, 2013

NTTC, J.J. Keller Partner for Compliance Guide

The National Tank Truck Carriers formed a partnership with J.J. Keller & Associates to produce the enhanced 2013 NTTC Bulk Hazmat Compliance Guide.

February 14, 2013

Con-way Communicates Safety

With the advent of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s flagship Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, a new premium was put on safety. This required a number of fleets to focus on the issue like never before.

January 6, 2013

Billboards, distraction and tax revenues

You don't need a PhD to recognize that bright flashing lights and changing images will grab drivers' attention. They are supposed to. But since drivers ought to be paying attention to things that are more pressing, why are these signs sprouting up everywhere?

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