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May 10, 2012

Georgia Logging Company Ordered to Shut Down

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Georgia-based Judson Mobley Logging to immediately cease all transportation services, declaring the truck company an imminent hazard to public safety

May 10, 2012

New Research Identifies Large Truck Rollover Locations

The American Transportation Research Institute has produced a database of locations with the highest frequency of large truck rollovers using more than 50,000 crash records from a nine-year period (from 2001-2009)

May 9, 2012

Dupre Logistics Recognized by National Tank Truck Carriers

The National Tank Truck Carriers Association awarded Dupre Logistics with the Grand Award in the 21 million - 35 million mile class in Personnel Safety

May 9, 2012

Safety Board Highlights Dangers of Hose-Chemical Incompatibility

The National Transportation Safety Board has asked the Department of Transportation to warn trucking companies about the dangers of not using the right hoses for the right chemicals,

May 8, 2012

Students Promote Safety Belts in FMCSA Art Contest

Two youngsters were honored for their posters urging truck drivers to buckle up

May 7, 2012

Highway Fatalities to Reach Record Low

The number of highway deaths in the U.S. is on track to be at its lowest on record, according to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's early estimate of 2011 traffic fatalities

May 4, 2012

Study: Large Trucks at Greater Risk of Fire in High-Speed Crashes

Large trucks - semi-trucks in particular - are more likely to catch fire in higher speed vehicle crashes compared to light trucks and passenger vehicles, according to a recent study by the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center

May 2, 2012

Live Radio Weather Special to Air for Truckers

SiriusXM's Road Dog Trucking channel will air a live, call-in "Severe Weather Summit" today to help prepare professional truck drivers for dangers they may face on the road

April 26, 2012

Report: Florida Troopers Erred Before Jan. Crashes

A report released by Florida state investigators Thursday is faulting the Florida Highway Patrol for reopening a foggy stretch of I-75 that was later the scene of of a series of crashes that killed 11 people on Jan. 29

April 23, 2012

Trucker Buddy Launches Trucking Mentors Program

Trucker Buddy International is launching a new program called Trucking Mentors, directed at teaching high school students to drive safely around big rig trucks. Trucking Mentors matches professional drivers with a high school located either locally or along the route of the driver. The driver then visits the high school once or twice a year to talk about safe highway driving and help build a positive image of the trucking industry among teenage drivers

April 12, 2012

Survey: More Carriers Moving Toward CSA Compliance

More carriers taking steps to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement regime, and 65% are doing so with three or more methods, according to results from Transport Capital Partners' First Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey.

April 9, 2012

DTNA Trucks Recalled for Seat Problems

Nearly 9,000 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4900 trucks are being recalled because the seat could unexpectedly buckle

April 4, 2012

DOT Allows Use of UVA-Blocking Window Film

The Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration now allows the use of compliant window films on big rigs to block UVA rays, which have been linked to skin cancer

April 3, 2012

GreenRoad: Safety Improves by 24%

GreenRoad's new Worldwide Fleet Driver Performance Benchmark Report shows that in 2011, the GreenRoad worldwide average safety score dropped to 22 versus 29, a 24% drop

March 31, 2012

DOT Shutters Utah-based Reliable Transportation Services

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Utah-based Reliable Transportation Services, Inc. to immediately cease all transportation services, declaring the trucking company and its principal, Jay Zachary Barber, an imminent hazard to public safety

March 28, 2012

New Study Finds Safety Benefits of Limiting Truck Speeds

New research released this week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration confirms the safety benefits of using technology to electronically govern and limit the top speed of commercial trucks

March 28, 2012

Women In Trucking Celebrates Safe Driving at MATS

Women In Trucking Association held its third annual Salute to Women Behind the Wheel event to honor female professional drivers at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky

March 22, 2012

Secretary LaHood Heads List of Inaugural NAFA Safety Leadership Award Winners

NAFA Fleet Management Association's Safety Advisory Council announced the winners of its inaugural Safety Leadership Awards, which will be presented at NAFA's 2012 Institute & Expo in St. Louis on April 22

March 21, 2012

Ferro Discusses CSA Changes at MATS

LOUISVILLE, KY -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is getting ready to roll out some revisions to the SMS database it uses in its CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) program, including dropping the Cargo Securement BASIC and adding a Hazmat BASIC, Administrator Anne Ferro announced during the Mid-America Trucking Show Fleet Forum Wednesday

March 9, 2012

What are drivers thinking before they get rammed at railroad crossings?

"Stop, Look and Listen." You'd think professional truck drivers, of all people, would heed that warning at railroad crossings, but not all of them do

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