December 11, 2014 - Industry News
By increasing truckload capacity of the industry, there should be a slight boost to potential productivity, according to analysis from transportation research firm FTR.
Tags: FTR, Truckload, ELDs, FMCSA, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service
December 10, 2014 - Industry News
Trucking interests are close to victory in their fight to suspend the current 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule. The appropriations bill negotiated by the Senate and House will cut off funding for enforcement of the restart while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration studies its impact.
Tags: ATA, Congress, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service, American Trucking Associations, Legislation
December 3, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered truck driver James H. Patterson not to operate any commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce, declaring him an imminent hazard to public safety. Patterson was involved in an accident in November that killed the driver of a passenger vehicle.
Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, Hours of Service, Cell Phone Use, Drug Charges
November 20, 2014 - Industry News
President Obama intends to nominate Mark Rosekind of the National Transportation Safety Board -- a noted fatigue scientist who has studied truck driver hours of service rules -- to the top job at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tags: NTSB, NHTSA, Sleep Apnea, Hours of Service, Fatigue, People
November 13, 2014 - Industry News
Few truck drivers feel they are harassed by their employers or shippers, and drivers who use electronic logs experience no more harassment than those who use paper logs. Those are the key findings of a survey by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, HOS, ELDs, Hours of Service
November 5, 2014 - Industry News
The Republican sweep in the mid-term elections changes the players, but it is too soon to know how it will affect transportation policy.
Tags: Congress, Legislation, Highway Trust Fund, Highway Funding, Highway Bill, Barack Obama, Hours of Service
October 29, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration took a step toward the pending electronic logging mandate with a notice about registering the devices log manufacturers will bring to market.
Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, Regulations, Hours of Service, Information Technology, Safety & Compliance, Drivers
October 21, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration clarified its rule for tank carriers providing service in a home heating emergency.
Tags: FMCSA, Tankers, Hours of Service
October 17, 2014 - Industry News
The fight over the 34-hour restart broke out again Thursday. A safety advocacy group released research indicating that the public does not want truck drivers to work longer hours, and trucking groups jumped in.
Tags: Congress, Hours of Service, 34-Hour Restart, Electronic Logging Devices, American Trucking Associations, The Trucking Alliance
October 6, 2014 - Industry News
SAN DIEGO – It looks like the trucking industry's efforts to educate the general public about the safety and vital nature of trucking may be working, based on results of a new national poll released Monday at the American Trucking Associations' Management Conference and Exhibition.
Tags: American Trucking Associations, Hours of Service, Survey, Image, Infrastructure Funding, ATA MC&E
SAN DIEGO -- The American Transportation Research Institute on Monday unveiled its list of the top ten critical issues facing the North American trucking industry, during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego.
Tags: ATA, Research, CSA, Hours of Service, Electronic Logging Devices, ATRI, ELDs, ATA MC&E
September 24, 2014 - Product News
An FMCSA representative offers a guide to the changes in the website that hosts and displays safety information under the government's Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement program plus a rules update at TMW's annual user conference.
Tags: FMCSA, Compliance, SMS, CSA, TMW Systems, Hours of Service, Regulations
September 11, 2014 - Industry News
The House is working on a temporary appropriations measure that does not include a suspension of the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule.
Tags: FMCSA, Congress, Hours of Service, 34-Hour Restart, Legislation
September 10, 2014 - Industry News
Truck Smart Parking Services Inc. and the infrastructure firm HNTB have struck a deal to take the Truck Parking Information and Management System nationwide.
Tags: HOS, Truck Parking, Drivers, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance, Truckstops
September 8, 2014 - Industry News
Household goods movers represented by the American Moving and Storage Association are asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for an exemption to one part of hours of service regulations.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance, American Moving & Storage Association, Household Goods Movers
August 28, 2014 - Industry News
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is implementing a system for monitoring parking availability at truck stops along a section of Interstate 94.
Tags: Hours of Service, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Truck Parking, Rest Areas, Minnesota, Truckstops
August 20, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Gaines Motor Lines and its owners that includes paying more than a quarter of a million dollars to resolve findings made by the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance
August 18, 2014 - Industry News
OSHA says an asphalt paving company wrongfully terminated an unnamed foreman plus two unnamed truck drivers for raising safety concerns after being told to violate trucker hours of service regulations.
August 13, 2014 - Industry News
A truck driver has pleaded not guilty to charges of falsifying his logbooks and failure to maintain proper records resulting from a fatal July crash on I-55 near Chicago, but reckless homicide charges are still possible in the crash that killed five.
Tags: Hours of Service, Illinois, I-55
August 8, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended the operating authority of a single-truck motor carrier after it refused to provide access to company records for an investigation following a highly publicized fatal crash in the Chicago area.
Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, Hours of Service, Illinois, Operating Authority
July 30, 2014 - Industry News
A Senate hearing on truck safety was dominated by the ongoing struggle over the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule. Anne Ferro, in what was probably her last congressional testimony before she steps down as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, defended the restart.
Tags: Hours of Service, Senate Commerce Committee, 34-Hour Restart
July 14, 2014 - Industry News
Comedian Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Walmart following a crash last month on the New Jersey Turnpike in which he was severely injured, while James McNair, a comedian known as Jimmy Mack was killed and two others were hurt.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, Hours of Service, New Jersey, Fatigue, Safety & Compliance, Walmart, Litigation, 34-Hour Restart
July 10, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has revised its guidance regarding hours of service logging software programs on laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones, to allow for digital driver signatures.
Tags: FMCSA, Information Technology, Hours of Service
Truck drivers in California are entitled to paid rest breaks and meal breaks, according to a Wednesday ruling from a federal court in San Francisco.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, California, Hours of Service, Litigation
July 1, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Comments on the proposed Electronic Logging Device mandate cover the full spectrum of reactions, from outrage and disdain at Big Brother government to applause for a sensible and long-overdue safety rule.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, HOS, OOIDA, CVSA, ELDs, Hours of Service, Regulations
We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.
The expert, Shawn Whitacre from Chevron Delo, will answer your questions
The expert, Steve Carlson from Xantrex, will answer your questions
The expert, Brian Fletcher from Eaton, will answer your questions
On the Spot: Drive the Future With Volvo's SuperTruck [Video]
Highlights From ATA Management Conference & Exhibition [Video]
Navistar's Las Vegas LT Series Launch Presentation [Video]
Test Drive Preview: Freightliner's 2018 Cascadia [Video]
App Helps Truckers Report Accidents
Charger Keeps Batteries Topped Off in Winter
Tool Designed to Remove Tie Rods and Ball Joints
Driver Wellness Courses Address 3 Key Concerns