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
A truck driver who has been charged with fatally hitting five people with his truck while on methamphetamine has been declared an imminent hazard by the federal government.
December 28, 2020
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
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
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
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
The new entry-level driver training rule, originally scheduled to go into effect Feb. 7, now will have to wait another two years because the government needs more time to finish the registry of approved training providers.
January 29, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is doubling the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substance testing for commercial motor vehicle drivers, from 25% to 50% percent, effective Jan. 1.
December 27, 2019
More than 93 million Americans now live where marijuana is legal for recreational use – what's a safety-sensitive industry like trucking to do? The American Trucking Associations has endorsed a new set of policies to address the issues.
October 8, 2019
A new J.D. Power survey finds car buyer demand for semi-autonomous safety technology is threatened by overbearing alerts that are causing many to disable their systems, increasing the risk of a collision.
August 28, 2019
Scott Woodrome, a FedEx Freight driver with 25 years in the industry, was named Grand Champion of the American Trucking Associations' 2019 National Truck Driving Championships, his second consecutive win.
August 19, 2019
IIHS is urging FMCSA to use caution before any expansion of its pilot program allowing truck drivers under 21 to participate in interstate commerce.
July 19, 2019
A safety-focused group of trucking and logistics companies has released the results of what it calls a first-of-its-kind study showing “compelling evidence that thousands of habitual drug users are skirting a system designed to prohibit drug use in transportation.”
June 12, 2019
More than 90% of commercial drivers believe that reading a text while behind the wheel of their company vehicle is considered distracted driving, yet nearly half of those drivers say they have done it.
March 28, 2019
The driver involved in Humboldt Broncos bus crash last April, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, was sentenced to serve eight years in prison. He will be deported back to his native India after the sentence is served.
March 22, 2019