May 23, 2014 - Industry News
AAA projects 36.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 1.5% increase from last year, with more than eight in 10 driving to their destinations.
Tags: Security, AAA, Safety, Traffic Congestion, National Safety Council, Crash-Related Injuries, Highways, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch
May 15, 2014 - Industry News
A driver was caught on video recently in a hair-raising battle with a prairie wind. And this time the driver won.
Tags: Drivers, Rollovers, Accidents, Safety
May 14, 2014 - Industry News
Most any truck driver will testify they have seen a number of unusual to downright dangerous things done by four-wheelers during their time on the road, but a new non-scientific survey shows just how often peoople engage in some driving flubs.
Tags: Safety, Highways
May 9, 2014 - Industry News
Trucks equipped with electronic driver logs have significantly lower crash rates than those without, according to a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration test.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, ELDs, Electronic Logging Devices, Research, CVSA, Drivers, Safety & Compliance
National Tank Truck Carriers announced that Superior Carriers, based in Oak Brook, Illinois, won the coveted Outstanding Safety Performance Trophy in the 2013 calendar year safety competition.
Tags: Safety, Awards, NTTC, Superior Carriers
A new report shows distracted driving is a growing problem along a section of one of America’s most heavily travelled routes.
Tags: Texting, Safety, Cell Phone Use, Distracted Driving, I-95, Interstate 95
April 29, 2014 - Industry News
Some time soon the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will go public with its analysis of how to account for fault in the crash data it uses to assess carrier safety performance. Joe DeLorenzo, director of the agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance, said the agency is preparing a report to Congress and a Federal Register notice.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, CSA, Safety & Compliance, Drivers, Regulations
April 28, 2014 - Industry News
The Occupational Safety Health Administration has ordered an Iowa company to reinstate a truck driver and pay him damages after he was fired for raising safety concerns.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Safety, Iowa
A 41-year-old Mississippi woman, seriously injured when her pick-up truck rolled over, after it was rear-ended by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer driver on a Texas interstate highway in 2011, was awarded $4.1 million by a Dallas, Texas jury.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, Safety, Texas, Fleets, Litigation, I-20, Interstate 20, R&L Carriers
April 23, 2014 - Industry News
The National Private Truck Council recognized those fleet members who continue to elevate safety performance during the group’s Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition.
Tags: Safety, NPTC
April 15, 2014 - Industry News
CINCINNATI -- "Love of family" and belief in the Golden Rule are common among industry veterans feted by private fleet group.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Safety, Safety, Private Fleets, NPTC
April 10, 2014 - Industry News
Sen. Dick Durban, D-Ill., asked the Transportation Department’s Inspector General to review the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s investigative practices. The agency dropped the ball on an investigation of a carrier that later was involved in a fatal crash, Durbin said in his April 9 letter to IG Calvin Scovel.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Regulations
April 7, 2014 - Industry News
Brackets that could fall off trailers and possible loss of power to the drive wheels on tractors are the problems leading to two of the latest commercial vehicle equipment recalls.
Tags: International, Safety, Navistar, Trailers, Recalls, Great Dane
April 3, 2014 - Industry News
Hazardous materials carriers want Congress to change several regulations when it writes the next highway law. William Downey, executive vice president for Kenan Advantage Group, told legislators at a Wednesday hearing that Congress should tell the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration to withdraw its proposed wetlines rule.
Tags: Safety, Hazmat, Tankers, Congress, GAO, NHTSA, ATA
March 26, 2014 - Industry News
Grand prizes announced at Truckload Carriers Association’s annual convention near Dallas, Tex.
Tags: Safety, TCA, Bison Transport, Truckload Carriers Association, MacKinnon Transport
March 24, 2014 - Industry News
TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX -- Wabco and SmartDrive Systems announced they are forming a strategic partnership, which allows Wabco to expand its fleet management solutions to commercial vehicle fleets in North America. Integration between the two systems give fleets better data on driver behavior.
Tags: SmartDrive, Wabco, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Information Technology, TCA, Truckload Carriers Association
March 19, 2014 - Industry News
A distracted truck driver failed to slow down, stuck the car ahead of him and pushed it off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge into the water 27 feet below. That’s the official National Transportation Safety Board conclusion in its analysis of the July 19, 2013, accident. The car’s driver managed to get out of the sinking vehicle and swim to safety with minor injuries.
Tags: Safety, Distracted Driving, NTSB
March 18, 2014 - Industry News
Wyoming will soon join an elite club of states with speed limits of 80 mph or greater -- but drivers shouldn't hit the accelerator just yet.
Tags: Drivers, Safety, Fuel Economy, Wyoming, Speed Limits, Interstate
March 4, 2014 - Industry News
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is making additional information available to prosecutors about a driver’s ticket history, according to an announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.
Tags: Drivers, New York, Safety, Speeding, Citation
February 26, 2014 - Industry News
Longtime Director of Safety Don Lacy is retiring on April 1 following a 25-year career at Prime Inc.
Tags: Safety, Driver Training, Leadership, People, Prime Inc.
February 20, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration aims to plug some holes in the regulatory net with its proposed clearinghouse for drug and alcohol test results. The clearinghouse, which has been on the safety wish list for 15 years, is designed to prevent commercial drivers from hiding drug or alcohol violations and ensure that carriers are meeting their responsibility to test for substance abuse.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Safety, Drug Testing
February 19, 2014 - Industry News
Following a U.S. Department of Transportation call to require vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology for all cars and light trucks on the nation’s highways, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has been tapped to design the delivery integration framework that will allow vehicles to “talk” with their drivers and with other automobiles on the roadway.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Information Technology, U.S. DOT, V2V, NHTSA
February 12, 2014 - Industry News
The back-and-forth over the Compliance Safety and Accountability enforcement program continues, this time with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration countering recent criticisms by the Government Accountability Office.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, CSA, MCSAC
A new, preliminary estimate shows approximately 35,200 motor vehicle fatalities occurred in 2013, a 3% decrease from the year before, according to the National Safety Council.
Tags: Safety, National Safety Council, Fatal Accidents, Highways
February 11, 2014 - Industry News
An advisory panel is encouraging federal regulators to push for several dozen safety reforms in the upcoming highway bill, ranging from changing how drivers are paid to establishing an entirely new approach to hours of service.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, MCSAC, Highway Bill
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