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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

June 6, 2012

NTSB Recommends 10-Year Driving Record, Use of Safety Technology Following Bus Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board called for states to provide a 10-year driving history on prospective employees of motor carriers, along with onboard safety monitoring and speed limiting systems in commercial vehicles, as part of its report on a 2011 bus crash in New York, N.Y

May 31, 2012

Paschall improves CSA scores with contract 'readiness' program

With more than 2,700 trailers scattered across the lower 48 states and Mexico, conducting regular trailer inspections and repairs has been a daunting task for Paschall Truck Lines. But a contract service adopted more than a year ago has effectively complemented the fleet's effort

May 31, 2012

Roadcheck Scheduled for June 5-7

The Commercia Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Roadcheck is scheduled for next week, Tuesday-Thursday, June 5-7. Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world, with approximately 14 trucks or buses being inspected, on average, every minute from Canada to Mexico during a 72-hour period

May 29, 2012

DOT Orders Demco Express to Shut Down

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Texas-based Denny Mekenye, doing business as Demco Express and Demco Trans Inc. to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety

May 25, 2012

Ohio Troopers Seek Driver Help in Stopping Crime

With the the Ohio State Highway Patrol's newly launched Truck Shield program, truck drivers can assist patrol by acting as extra sets of eyes and ears on the road

May 22, 2012

FMCSA Webinar to Cover Truck and Bus Crash Data

On Wednesday, May 30, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association's Office of Analysis, Research and Technology is will hold its annual webinar providing data on truck and bus crashes in 2010 and trends during the past five years

May 22, 2012

ATA Asks FMCSA to Address CSA Issues

The Board of Directors for American Trucking Associations called on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to make changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability system, better known as CSA

May 21, 2012

TCA Names Safety Professional of the Year

The Truckload Carriers Association's Safety & Security Division named Jerry Waddell, safety director for Cargo Transporters of Claremont, N.C., the association's 2012 Safety Professional of the Year

May 21, 2012

New York Testing High-Tech Truck Inspection System

New York's commercial truck inspection program is getting a lot smarter because of a high-tech, real-time clearance system developed by Kapsch TrafficCom North America

May 16, 2012

NHTSA Unveils Proposed Stability Control Mandate

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today proposed a first-ever federal motor vehicle safety standard to require electronic stability control (ESC) systems on large commercial trucks and buses

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


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