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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
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

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
FMCSA Doubles Random Drug-Testing Percentage for 2020

FMCSA Doubles Random Drug-Testing Percentage for 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

New ATA Policy Addresses Marijuana Challenges in Trucking

New ATA Policy Addresses Marijuana Challenges in Trucking

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

Advanced Safety Tech Annoys Drivers, J.D. Power Finds

Advanced Safety Tech Annoys Drivers, J.D. Power Finds

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

FedEx Freight Driver Takes Top Honors at National Truck Driving Championships
IIHS Urges Caution on Younger Truck Driver Pilot Programs
Trucking Alliance: Driver Drug Use a Top Trucking Safety Issue

Trucking Alliance: Driver Drug Use a Top Trucking Safety Issue

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

72% of Commercial Drivers Admit to Distracted Driving

72% of Commercial Drivers Admit to Distracted Driving

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

Truck Driver in Hockey Team Bus Crash Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison