Safety & Compliance

Photo: Arizona DOT


Arizona Installs Signs to Prevent Wrong Way Driving

The Arizona Department of Transportation has added large “Wrong Way” signs along Interstate 17 on bridges and other structures to help prevent wrong-way drivers.

Photo: FMCSA


OOIDA Seeks to Exempt ‘Small-Business Truckers’ from ELD Rule

With the new electronic logging device mandate set to take effect in less than four weeks, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to issue a temporary but lengthy exemption to the new safety rule for “small-business truckers.”

Trimble’s eDriver Logs are designed specifically for fleets in the oil and gas industry.


Trimble Certifies ELD for Oil and Gas Services Fleets

Trimble has self-certified its eDriver Logs solution for oil and gas services fleets to comply with the federal Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, which goes into effect Dec. 18.

A new new mobile platform from ITI allows employees to meet training, safety and compliance needs with the tools fleets are already providing for ELD, routing, inventory and other fleet management needs. Photo: ITI


Pro-Tread Releases Mobile Training App for Drivers

Instructional Technologies Inc., providers of training solutions for the transportation industry, has introduced the new Pro-Tread Mobile App, giving drivers options on when, where and how they can complete required training.


FMCSA to Issue 90-Day ELD Waiver to Ag Haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be issuing to haulers of agricultural commodities a 90-day temporary waiver of the new electronic logging device mandate, and also is clarifying how ELDs will work with the personal conveyance provision and the 150 air miles hours-of-service exemption of the hours of service regulations.

Photo: Penske Truck Leasing


Penske Offers Electronic Log App for Rented Trucks

Penske Truck Leasing has introduced free to its commercial customers the new Penske Driver app to provide truck drivers with “easy Hours of Service functionality” to meet the electronic logging device mandate as well as other productivity tools.

Curtis Carr, of Estes Express Lines, is the winner of the 2017 National Safety Director Award. Photo: ATA


ATA Recognizes Top Safety Director and Driver of the Year

American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council has named Curtis Carr, of Estes Express Lines, as the winner of the 2017 National Safety Director Award. ATA also recognized Gary Plant of Walmart Transportation as the National Driver of the Year.

Photo of Chevrolet Silverado 3500 courtesy of Chevrolet.


Chevrolet Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 3500 Recalled

The recall, which addresses a fuel-level sensor problem, covers nearly 35,300 2011-2015 trucks equipped with dual fuel tanks.

FMCSA new Deputy Administrator Cathy Gatreaux talks about the importance of regulators and enforcement partnering with industry to improve safety. Photo: Deborah Lockridge


New FMCSA Deputy Administrator Outlines Agency Priorities

BIRMINGHAM – On her third day on the job, the new number-two at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration outlined the priorities of the agency under the Trump administration, including ELD implementation, deregulation, infrastructure investment, autonomous vehicles, and fighting human trafficking.

Derek Barrs, Florida’s chief of commercial vehicle enforcement, asked for a show of hands among the state enforcement people in the room if they were ready for the ELD mandate. Photo: Deborah Lockridge


ELD Violations Won't Count Against CSA Scores During Transition Period

Federal officials have taken another step to make the transition to mandatory electronic devices less painful. If drivers are cited at roadside for not complying with the ELD rule come the Dec. 18 deadline, the citation will be a “no points cite” that will not affect the Safety Measurement System that feeds into CSA scores – until April 1.

What Law Enforcement is Looking for and How to Avoid Being Cited
Do you know what officers are looking for during ELD inspections? Download this guide to learn what to expect at roadside and how to avoid costly citations.
7 Tips for Improving CSA Scores
Download the Seven Tips for Improving CSA Scores to learn more about the ways you can improve your CSA scores.
Focusing on Fleet Safety
For a business that relies on vehicles and drivers to keep the business running, safety is crucial. Having visibility into driver location and behavior, such as speeding and harsh driving habits, can help you see where your drivers are performing well, and where some drivers may need a little coaching.
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The trucking industry is quickly evolving. What's hot today may be old news tomorrow. That's why SmartDrive spoke with industry experts and got their opinions on the trends that are going to make a difference in 2018.

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