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FCC Votes to Shift Part of 5.9 GHz Safety Spectrum to Wi-Fi

FCC Votes to Shift Part of 5.9 GHz Safety Spectrum to Wi-Fi

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

Truck Driver in Minnesota Protest Incident Charged Months Later
Tank Truck Carriers May Add Extra Pulsating Rear Brake Lamp to Trailers
New Hours of Service Rules Take Effect Sept. 29
FMCSA Denies Request for Longer Workdays for Autonomous-Truck Drivers
How Do Brokers Know They’re Contracting With a Safe Carrier?
Safety Advocates, Teamsters Challenge Hours of Service Changes

Safety Advocates, Teamsters Challenge Hours of Service Changes

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

HHS Hair-Testing Proposal Falls Short, Critics Say

HHS Hair-Testing Proposal Falls Short, Critics Say

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

3 Things Trucking Fleets Should Know About Runaway Jury Verdicts
Pilot Program Would Test 3-Hour 'Pause' of Driving Clock

Pilot Program Would Test 3-Hour 'Pause' of Driving Clock

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

Protesters Want to Shut Down Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway
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 Fleets Can Address Nuclear Verdicts and High Insurance Costs

How Fleets Can Address Nuclear Verdicts and High Insurance Costs

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

George Floyd Protests Put Truckers in Dangerous Situations
Non-Preventable Crashes Will No Longer Be Counted Against Trucking Companies