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FMCSA Proposes New Vision Program

FMCSA Proposes New Vision Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to eliminate its federal vision exemption waiver program and instead let medical professionals and motor carriers determine whether drivers with limited vision in one eye may drive commercial motor vehicles.

January 12, 2021

Driver Charged with Killing Cyclists Declared Imminent Hazard
5 Ways to Coach Truck Drivers Using Telematics
What Does MORE Act Mean for Truckers and Marijuana?

What Does MORE Act Mean for Truckers and Marijuana?

A bill that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level has passed the House – although it has virtually no chance of getting through the Republican-controlled Senate. The bill also would allow marijuana to remain on the list of disqualifying substances for safety-sensitive transportation workers such as truck drivers.

December 7, 2020

Samsara Launches New AI Dash Cam Features

Samsara Launches New AI Dash Cam Features

Three new Samsara AI Dash Cam features are designed to help fleets navigate the challenges of remotely coaching, training, and engaging drivers.

December 1, 2020

Ford Launches Real-Time Driver Coaching

Ford Launches Real-Time Driver Coaching

The new tools from Ford include real-time driver coaching through its SYNC 4 voice assistant that alerts drivers anytime they exceed a speed limit, rapidly accelerate, brake harshly, idle excessively, or fail to fasten a seatbelt

November 12, 2020

Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck

Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck

Testing autonomous trucks is more complex than it seems. The men and women sitting in the left seat of the nation's burgeoning fleet of robotic trucks are often called safety drivers. Their responsibilities are far more comprehensive than just keeping the truck out of trouble.

September 3, 2020

3 Fleets on the Benefits of Hair-Testing for Drugs

3 Fleets on the Benefits of Hair-Testing for Drugs

Trucking fleets that have implemented hair testing for illegal drugs in addition to the DOT-mandated urine testing for commercial drivers say not only is it the right thing to do, but it also offers benefits that fleets might not think about.

July 29, 2020

How Drivers Can Stay Safe During George Floyd Protests

How Drivers Can Stay Safe During George Floyd Protests

Some truck drivers have reported looting of packages, bricks being thrown, and other dangerous situations sometimes encountered when they are in areas where protesters are demonstrating against police violence in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

June 4, 2020

FMCSA Extends Entry-Level Driver Training Rule Compliance Date