August 26, 2016
Federal safety regulators are proposing that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a specific maximum speed. A notice of proposed rulemaking was issued jointly on Aug. 26 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
May 20, 2016
The Senate has passed a transportation funding bill that includes a fix of earlier legislative language that muddied what might happen to the Hour of Service rule’s restart provisions if a mandated study cannot show that the restart changes benefitted drivers.
April 21, 2016
The transportation spending bill advanced by the Senate Appropriations Committee fixes wording in earlier legislation that muddied what the status of the 34-hour restart would be if a study by the Department of Transportation cannot show that controversial restart changes benefit drivers.
August 11, 2015
Despite projections of an economic slowdown, upcoming regulations could still require fleets to find large numbers of new drivers.
July 13, 2015
A new Senate bill calls for truck drivers to be paid by the hour and would increase minimum insurance levels, mandate collision avoidance systems and speed limiters, and study the effects on safety of truck drivers having to drive hours just to get to the start of their workday.
June 26, 2015
Before heading out the door on June 26 for an 11-day Congressional recess, the Republican majority in the Senate flexed its political muscle to move forward an array of legislative efforts widely favored if not outright lobbied for by trucking stakeholders.
April 29, 2015
American Trucking Associations outlined three strategies to improve truck related traffic accidents in testimony before Congress.
April 24, 2015
The OOIDA has provided the FMCSA and the NHTSA with research showing a lack of scientific evidence supporting a speed limiter mandate and saying that enforcing the rule would make highways less safe.
April 20, 2015
The American Trucking Associations is again urging the Department of Transportation to “move forward” with a rulemaking requiring installation of electronic speed-limiting devices on Class 7 and 8 trucks.
April 17, 2015
A final rule mandating electronic logging devices will still be published in September, while publication of a proposed rule to mandate speed limiters and one to establish a carrier safety-fitness determination system have been delayed a month.
March 30, 2015
Ohio Lawmakers scrapped a proposal to raise highway speed limits to 75 mph that was opposed by the trucking industry, according to a report from Cleveland.com.
March 25, 2015
Bendix has launched Wingman Fusion, the company’s new flagship driver assistance system that combines several safety technologies in a single package, the company announced this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
November 19, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates it will post the final electronic logging mandate next September.
September 8, 2014
The Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks add several fleet-friendly options for the 2015 model-year, including a maximum speed limiter to help fleet managers reduce excessive speeding, according to Ram Truck.
June 3, 2014
Australians seem to take truck safety pretty seriously. A carrier and two managers were recently fined $1.25 million for repeated speeding offenses and tampering with speed limiters.
May 14, 2013
Just over a month after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration submitted a proposed regulation to require speed limiters on big rigs to the DOT, it has been returned to the agency without approval.
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