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April 25, 2018

Georgia Reincarnated Carrier Shut Down for Noncompliant E-Logs, Unsafe Trucks

A Georgia-based trucking company seemingly did everything it could to avoid FMCSA compliance until a compliance investigation placed it out of service.

April 20, 2018

Lack of Research Keeps Lid on Federal Truck GVW Limit

An advisory panel of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine has issued an interim report on the research it will recommend be completed before consideration is given to raising the federal 80,000-pound weight limit for trucks.

March 29, 2018

ELD Mandate: 10 Things You Need to Know as Full Enforcement Hits

The "soft enforcement" period for the new electronic logs mandate is over as of April 1. Here are 10 things that can help you make sure you're legal.

March 19, 2018

Service Accused of Coercing Fleets into Paying Fake Fees Agrees to Settle

The operators of an online registration service for carriers have agreed to settle with the FTC for $900,000 over charges that they impersonated and falsely claimed affiliation with government agencies to trick fleets into paying them for UCR registration.

March 16, 2018

ACOFAS Presentation to Teach Technicians About DOT Inspections

ACOFAS is offering a presentation demonstrating and educating technicians on how to properly inspect a vehicle.

March 13, 2018

Pass My Physical Streamlines DOT Medical Exam Process

Technology company Pass My Physical has launched a new platform aimed at streamlining the U.S Department of Transportation’s medical examination process for drivers.

March 1, 2018

Infrastructure Plan: Here’s Hoping Action Will Speak Louder than Words

When it comes to the glacially swift rollout of President Trump’s infrastructure plan (now under way for well over a year), it can be perhaps be said, to paraphrase Winston Churchill broadly, that never before has so little been said to so many about so much.

March 1, 2018

Martinez Sworn In as FMCSA Administrator

Raymond Martinez has been officially sworn in by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao as the sixth administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

February 5, 2018

DOT Digs into Data on Driver Detention

An audit slams the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s plan to collect data on driver detention, noting that the data collected “may not accurately describe how the diverse trucking industry experiences driver detention, which would limit any further analysis of [detention’s] impacts.”

January 22, 2018

Intelligent Intersection Tech Coming to Columbus

Continental will install its vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications technology to help prevent intersection crashes.  

November 14, 2017

Zonar Lists Top 10 Most Dangerous Roads for Truckers

Fleet management technology provider Zonar has created a graphic of the top 10 most dangerous roads in the U.S. for truck drivers, based on information from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

November 13, 2017

Seat Belt Use by Commercial Drivers Hits All-Time High

According to a survey conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 86% truck and bus drivers now regularly use their safety belts while driving.

November 10, 2017

DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids – hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to the existing DOT drug-testing panel for screening truck drivers and other "safety-sensitive" transportation workers. This final rule is to take effect on Jan. 1.

October 26, 2017

Trump Administration Moves to Establish Drone Policy

The Trump administration issued a memorandum on Oct. 25 directing the Department of Transportation to establish a program in conjunction with state and local governments to regulate drone operation in delivery applications.

October 24, 2017

At ATA, Thoughts on Policy-Making and Politicking

You could certainly be forgiven if you were attending the American Trucking Associations’ annual confab here in Orlando this week and thought you’d made a wrong turn and stumbled into one of those partisan party retreats that Capitol Hill denizens hold somewhere outside the Beltway every now and then. Blog Commentary by David Cullen, Executive Editor

October 5, 2017

AmeriPride Offers First-Aid Kit for Fleet Drivers

AmeriPride has begun offering a first-aid kit that's designed for vehicle fleets and can be purchased by any company with a fleet, the linen and uniform service provider has announced.

October 3, 2017

DOT Seeks Public Comment on Cutting Red Tape

In keeping with the Trump Administration’s stated intention to slice through red tape to benefit businesses, the Department of Transportation has issued a notification of regulatory review.

September 28, 2017

Morgan Releases Improved Side Guards

The new side- and-rear step designs and dent resistant plastic toolboxes are lighter than traditional metal toolboxes.

September 11, 2017

President Trump Nominates FWHA Administrator

President Trump has nominated Paul Trombino to be the administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, replacing current acting administrator Brandye Hendrickson.

August 16, 2017

Trump Executive Order Aims to Speed Infrastructure Projects

According to the White House, regulatory red tape routinely holds up major infrastructure projects for years at significant cost to the economy.

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