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September 9, 2012

Governors Safety Group Calls for Ban on Handheld Cell Phones

During its recent annual meeting, the Governors Highway Safety Association strengthened its policy positions regarding distracted driving and drugged driving, including calling for a ban on handheld cell phones for all drivers

August 21, 2012

60 Trucks in DOT Test of '
Connected Vehicle' Crash Avoidance Technology

The Department of Transportation yesterday launched a year-long pilot project to test technology that lets cars, trucks and buses "talk" to each other and to infrastructure. The idea behind these Wi-Fi-like devices is to avoid crashes and improve traffic flow. If tests and other research go well, it could lead to regulations in the future

August 20, 2012

Legal Claims, Counterclaims Continue from 2011 Amtrak-Truck Crash

The trucking company involved in a June 2011 crash of an Amtrak train east of Reno, Nev., filed new court documents taking issue with a Union Pacific Railroad video of the rail crossing gates, according to the Reno Gazette Journal

August 15, 2012

Roadcheck 2012 Finds Driver and Vehicle OOS Rates Near Historic Lows

Out-of-service rates during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Roadcheck inspection blitz in June were the second lowest in 25 years, according to the organization

August 10, 2012

Virginia Tech Studying Electronic Logs

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is studying the safety records of drivers and fleets that have been using electronic onboard recorders to comply with federal hours of service requirements to see if they improve safety and compliance

August 10, 2012

Top Commercial Vehicle Inspectors Honored

More than 50 commercial vehicle inspectors showed off their skills last week in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's North American Inspectors Championship

August 2, 2012

Fatal Bus Crash Underscores Need for Fatigue Management Programs, NTSB says

As a consequence of a fatal bus crash last year, the National Transportation Safety Board is urging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to be more assertive in monitoring fatigue management programs

July 27, 2012

Cargo Theft Numbers Show Downward Trend in Metal Heists

The value of cargo thefts in the second quarter dropped, according to FreightWatch International, with a drop in the number of metal thefts

July 13, 2012

FMCSA Shuts Down Chameleon Carrier

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shut down Alabama-based trucking company MTI Transportation LLC based on evidence that it was a chameleon operation for two unsafe carriers previously shut down by the agency

July 5, 2012

Researchers Identify Common Factors in Truck-Related Crashes

Two Kansas State University civil engineers are working to make Kansas roads and highways safer by reducing the number and severity of vehicular crashes that involve large, cargo-carrying trucks

July 1, 2012

DOT Shuts Down Tennessee Trucking Company

The U.S. DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week shut down a Tennessee-based trucking company, Three Angels Farms, after an extensive review found multiple federal violations in hours-of-service compliance, driver qualification requirements, drug and alcohol testing and vehicle maintenance

June 28, 2012

FMCSA to Conduct Fireworks Roadside Inspections

From June 28 through July 8, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is conducting a nationwide roadside inspection sweep targeting commercial trucks transporting fireworks categorized as Class 1 Explosives

June 27, 2012

Study: No Correlation Between CSA BASIC Data and Crash Performance

A new study says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's safety data under its new Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program does not accurately predict crashes

June 27, 2012

Texas Inspects 8,000 Trucks and Buses During Roadcheck

The Texas Department of Public Safety inspected more than 8,000 commercial motor vehicles during a three-day inspection effort earlier this month as part of Roadcheck 2012

June 26, 2012

ATA Accepting Nominations for 2013-2014 America's Road Team

American Trucking Associations is accepting nominations for truck drivers to serve on the 2013-2014 America's Road Team as Road Team captains

June 25, 2012

FMCSA Targets Drug and Alcohol Violations in Two-Week Sweep

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's annual drug and alcohol strike force sweep, held April 30 to May 11, resulted in 287 commercial bus and truck drivers being removed from the roads. More than 128 companies face enforcement actions as a result of the two-week sweep

June 17, 2012

Trucker Honored Again for Heroism

A trucker who was honored earlier this year as the Goodyear Highway Hero for his actions in saving a woman from a gun-wielding boyfriend has been honored again, this time by the Pennsylvania State Police

June 8, 2012

DOT Orders WTSA US Express to Shut Down

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Wisconsin-based WTSA US Express to immediately cease all transportation services, based on serious safety violations in drivers' hours-of-service compliance, driver qualifications and drug testing requirements

June 7, 2012

Canadian Judge Rules Against Speed Limiters

An Ontario trial judge recently tossed out a ticket under the province's speed limiter legislation, ruling that speed limiters are unsafe and violate a truck driver's right to personal safety. However, advocates for the devices say the ruling does not affect Ontario's speed limiter law

June 7, 2012

Michelin, TIA Release CSA Tire Inspection Training Video

In conjunction with Tire Safety Week, Michelin North America and the Tire Industry Association have partnered on a free training video for the tire and transportation industries. "CSA Tire Inspection" covers the guidelines for inspecting truck tires under the new Compliance, Safety, Accountability progra

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