April 23, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on its potential development of a program that would take into consideration a motor carrier’s “proactive voluntary implementation of state-of-the-art best practices and technologies” when evaluating the company’s safety program.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Highway Safety, Safety, CSA
April 13, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations is urging motorists to put cell phones away and focus on safe driving behind the wheel as part of National Distracted Driving Month.
Tags: Driver Safety, ATA, Distracted Driving, America's Road Team
April 9, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Association declared Darlington, S.C.-based trucking company Carnell Pompey to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered it to immediately shut down.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Regulations, Driver Safety
April 3, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today published an adjusted schedule of civil penalties for violating federal safety rules. FMCSA said the changes will take effect on June 2.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Fleet Safety, Out of Service Violations
March 31, 2015 - Industry News
The FMCSA declared driver Robert Lee Turner an imminent hazard after he struck an officer at the Port of Savannah and was subsequently charged with driving while under the influence.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Drugged Driving, Alcohol Testing
March 26, 2015 - Industry News
The ATA urged the FMCSA to make common sense changes to the CSA scoring following re-introduced legislation from Congress addressing the same issue.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Legislation, ATA, CSA
March 18, 2015 - Industry News
The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee will hold a two-day public meeting later this month on how to “credit carriers and drivers who initiate and establish programs that promote safety beyond the standards established in FMCSA regulations."
Tags: Driver Safety, Fleet Safety, FMSCA
March 11, 2015 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association named FTC Transportation of Oklahoma City and Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba as the two grand prize winners of its National Fleet Safety Award.
Tags: Driver Safety, TCA, National Fleet Safety Awards
March 10, 2015 - Industry News
Oakley Transportation Group has named Kelly L. McDowell its new Director of Safety and Compliance. He will be charged with integrating safety programs within every section of the company.
Tags: Driver Safety, Leadership, Safety & Compliance, People
February 26, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks is seeking entries for the Volvo Trucks Safety Award which recognizes two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs.
Tags: Driver Safety, Volvo Trucks, Fleet Safety, Awards, ATA MC&E
February 23, 2015 - Industry News
For rescuing an unconscious man from a burning car the Truckload Carriers Association named escort driver Joe Bearce a Highway Angel.
Tags: Driver Safety, Escort, TCA, TCA Highway Angel
February 5, 2015 - Industry News
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is heading the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s study of the 34-hour restart provision of the Hours of Service rule for truck drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, HOS, 34-Hour Restart
January 12, 2015 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations announced the 31 finalists in the running to be named Captains of the 2015-2016 America’s Road Team. Judges will decide the winners on January 13th.
Tags: Driver Safety, ATA, Awards, America's Road Team
December 29, 2014 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association announced 18 division winners for its 2014 National Fleet Safety Awards.
Tags: Driver Safety, Awards, Fleet Safety Award, TCA, Truckload Carriers Association
Pilot Flying J named Kyle Cones as its 2014 Road Warrior winner. Cones is a U.S. Army veteran and driver for Pride Transport. He will receive a $10,000 check for winning the award.
Tags: Driver Safety, Awards, Pilot Flying J, Road Warrior
December 18, 2014 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is asking for nominations for the International Driver Excellence Award.
Tags: Driver Safety, International, Awards, CVSA
December 1, 2014 - Industry News
C.R. England is asking for a rule exemption to improve its driver training process.
Tags: CDL, Driver Training, C.R. England, Regulations, Driver Safety
November 10, 2014 - Industry News
Frito-Lay North America recognized 106 over-the-road drivers in the U.S. and Canada who have driven more than 1 million accident-free miles. This year, six drivers reached more than 3 million accident-free miles and 24 drove more than 2 million.
Tags: Driver Safety, Accident Prevention, Driver Training, Million Mile Club, Frito-Lay North America
November 7, 2014 - Industry News
AT&T has introduced an iOS version of its DriveMode mobile app to limit a driver's ability to use a smart phones while driving. The app silences incoming text message alerts when the driver is going faster than 15 mph.
Tags: Driver Safety, AT&T, Mobile Apps
October 30, 2014 - Industry News
The FMCSA is accepting submissions for its 2015 “Be Ready. Be Buckled” student art contest to promote safety belt use. The contest is open to children from kindergarten through sixth grade.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Seat Belts, Contest, U.S. DOT
October 28, 2014 - Industry News
Truck drivers who use prescribed narcotics should not be allowed to drive, say the doctors who advise the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. That could mean changes in driver medical exams.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, MCSAC, Medical Examiners, Medications, Driver Health, Regulations
October 20, 2014 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations named 32 professional truck drivers as finalists for the 2015 America’s Road Team captains. America’s Road Team is a group of drivers with good safety records picked to represent the trucking industry.
Tags: Driver Safety, ATA, America's Road Team
October 6, 2014 - Industry News
SAN DIEGO -- Volvo Trucks announced its 2014 Safety Awards winners on the exhibit hall floor of this year’s American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.
Tags: Driver Safety, Volvo Trucks, ATA MC&E
October 3, 2014 - Industry News
Safety rules say that truck drivers must be able to adequately read and speak English, but that does not mean that hearing-impaired drivers who do not speak are barred from driving, said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Tags: FMCSA, English, Regulations, Driver Safety
September 30, 2014 - Industry News
Truck driver William Hunt is being recognized as a Highway Angel for helping to save the life of a fellow trucker who was trapped in his overturned truck.
Tags: Driver Safety, TCA Highway Angel, Accidents
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