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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

March 7, 2012

Rocha Transportation, Bison Trucking TCA Safety Award Winners

The Truckload Carriers Association named Rocha Transportation and Bison Transport the grand-prize winners of TCA's National Fleet Safety Awards

March 6, 2012

Truckload Carriers to Support Mandatory Speed Limiters

The Truckload Carriers Association's board of directors this week approved a policy supporting a federal mandate of speed limiters on commercial trucks that would not allow them to exceed 65 mph

March 6, 2012

DTNA Recalls Trucks for Fuel System Problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall notice on up to 110,000 trucks equipped with Detroit Diesel DD13, DD15 and DD16 engines manufactured from January 20, 2006, through February 20, 2012

March 4, 2012

Task Force to Tackle Driver Diabetes

Diabetes in truck drivers is under-reported, under-diagnosed and under-treated, says a leading trucking physician, and a new medical task force hopes to bring more attention to the issue along with more consistent oversight of drivers with the condition

March 4, 2012

Heavy Exposure to Diesel Exhaust Linked to Lung Cancer Death in Miners

In a study of non-metal miners in the United States, federal government scientists found that heavy exposure to diesel exhaust increased risk of death from lung cancer. Researchers say the findings suggest other workers exposed to diesel exhaust could also be at risk, but an organization representing the diesel engine industry responded to the study noting that the exhaust coming from today's on-highway engines is vastly cleaner than in the past

February 29, 2012

Survey Says Driver Safety a Top Concern for Light-Vehicle Fleet Managers

Fleet driver safety, reducing fuel consumption and lowering maintenance costs are the top priorities for fleet managers in the next 12-18 months, according to a recent PHH Arval survey

February 27, 2012

FMCSA Posts New HOS Examples

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted a new document on its website illustrating 20 logbook examples under the new hours of service rule

February 21, 2012

Feds want anti-rollover systems on tank trailers and tractors

The feds have become believers in electronic roll-stability control (RSC) systems, and want tank-trailer operators to buy them, though it won't be right away, reports the American Trucking Associations

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