April 14, 2014
Autocar is recalling 4,100 model year 2008-2014 ACX, WX, and WXLL vehicles manufactured July 30, 2007, through Feb.10, 2014, and equipped with certain Cummins Westport Model ISL G or ISX12 G engines, which are powered by natural gas..
April 11, 2014
UPDATED -- The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a “go-team” to investigate the cause of a deadly tractor-trailer bus crash that happened Thursday in California, killing at least 10 people.
April 10, 2014
Sen. Dick Durban, D-Ill., asked the Transportation Department’s Inspector General to review the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s investigative practices. The agency dropped the ball on an investigation of a carrier that later was involved in a fatal crash, Durbin said in his April 9 letter to IG Calvin Scovel.
April 3, 2014
These recommendations stem from a 2013 NTSB safety study on straight-trucks and other research, which identified issues that apply to tractor-trailers as well.
April 2, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered DND International to immediately shut down, after declaring the Naperville, Illinois-based trucking company to be an imminent hazard to public safety.
April 1, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has revoked the operating authority trucking company on Tuesday, declaring it to be an imminent hazard to public safety, for disregarding federal safety regulations and putting their drivers and the motoring public at risk.
March 24, 2014
TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX -- Wabco and SmartDrive Systems announced they are forming a strategic partnership, which allows Wabco to expand its fleet management solutions to commercial vehicle fleets in North America. Integration between the two systems give fleets better data on driver behavior.
A fire risk in some Mack trucks, and braking problems on some International and Caterpillar trucks, have led to recall campaigns.
Following quick passage by Congress, President Obama has signed legislation allowing for the expedited delivery of propane and heating fuel through May 31.
March 21, 2014
TouchStar, a multinational provider of logistics and mobility software solutions, announced the release of its new cloud-based telematics solutions – iTrack and intelliTrack – for GPS fleet tracking and driver behavior management.
March 19, 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it has ordered the immediate shut-down of two trucking operations carriers, each for disregarding federal safety regulations and putting their companies’ own drivers and the public at risk.
In a move to clarify enforcement practices, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is changing the definition of weight in single-unit trucks that are towing a trailer.
March 13, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed electronic log mandate, unveiled Thursday, takes on a broad range of issues that have dogged the 15-year effort to draft a rule. HDT's Oliver Patton reports on what's in the 256-page proposal that would require drivers who fill out paper logs to eventually switch to electronic logging devices, or ELDs.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration just unveiled its proposal for mandatory electronic logbooks, or "Electronic Logging Devices," for interstate commercial truck and bus drivers.
February 24, 2014
California’s Attorney General issued an opinion earlier this month saying continuous video taping of truck drivers while they are behind the wheel does not violate state law.
February 17, 2014
J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. announced that it has developed the FMCSA Compliance Manual. For 35 years, J. J. Keller’s Fleet Safety Compliance Manual helped make DOT compliance less taxing for transportation professionals. Now, the company has re-launched the manual as the FMCSA Compliance Manual, with a completely redesigned and reorganized format to make compliance even easier.
February 16, 2014
Mexico’s biggest trucking association has filed a $30 billion dollar arbitration claim against the United States for refusing to fully open the country to trucks from south of the border, as called for in the North American Free Trade Agreement.
February 13, 2014
The fleet management services company ARI has acquired Drivefleet, an online driver training products and services provider.
February 12, 2014
UPDATED -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a proposed rule to establish a drug and alcohol clearinghouse for all national commercial driver’s license holders.
New research examining the safety impact of simulator training for truck drivers concludes it provides benefits for only up to a year.
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