The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to split up the 5.9 GHz “safety spectrum” frequency previously set aside for use in transportation for vehicle-to-everything technologies, a plan that has prompted dire warnings from departments of transportation and various transportation and safety groups.
November 18, 2020
A truck driver who garnered national attention for driving into a crowd of protesters in the wake of the George Floyd’s death at the hands of police has been charged with a felony months after the fact.
October 23, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is granting a five-year exemption to allow motor carriers operating tank trailers to install a red or amber brake-activated pulsating lamp on the rear of the trailers.
October 8, 2020
Changes to truck driver hours of service rules, designed to offer drivers more flexibility, take effect at 12 a.m. eastern time on Sept. 29.
September 28, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration denied an application from Pronto.ai requesting that drivers of its autonomous-tech trucks be allowed to operate longer hours than current hours-of-service regulations allow.
September 28, 2020
Motor carriers aren’t the only transportation entities dealing with “nuclear verdicts” in lawsuits resulting from truck crashes. Brokers and third-party logistics companies can get caught up in these lawsuits, as well.
September 23, 2020
Less than two weeks before revised hours of service rules are set to take effect, they have been challenged in court by a coalition of safety advocacy groups that are often seen as anti-trucking, along with the Teamsters union.
September 17, 2020
A proposal from the Department of Health and Human Services to set up standards for the use of hair testing for drugs is not what hair-testing advocates in the trucking industry were hoping for.
September 8, 2020
You've heard about the growth of "nuclear verdicts" in truck crash cases. But you might not know about these factors that are helping to drive those numbers up. Deborah Lockridge explores the topic in her All That's Trucking blog.
August 31, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking for public comment on a pilot program to study the one part of the hours-of-service proposal that didn’t make it into the final rule: allowing drivers to pause their on-duty driving period with one off-duty period up to three hours.
August 28, 2020
A group of Black Lives Matter protesters are planning to shut down Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway in an Aug. 15 march.
July 31, 2020
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
The high costs of legal settlements and “nuclear verdicts” have made it harder for fleets to get affordable insurance, but motor carriers can beat those trends with technology, tightly run safety programs, and intelligent risk financing.
June 26, 2020
Truck drivers have been put in some terrible predicaments as protests and sometimes-violent riots have spread across the country in recent days. Deborah Lockridge looks at two disturbing incidents in her blog.
June 1, 2020
After a decade of trucking companies complaining that the government unfairly counted crashes against their safety record that were not their fault, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration unveiled a permanent Crash Preventability Determination Program.
May 1, 2020