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FMCSA New Commercial Driver Panel Will Provide Feedback on Critical Issues

FMCSA New Commercial Driver Panel Will Provide Feedback on Critical Issues

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator will be launching a new panel to its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee comprised of commercial motor vehicle drivers which will provide direct feedback to FMCSA on important issues facing the industry.

September 18, 2020

Safety Advocates, Teamsters Challenge Hours of Service Changes
Top 5 Most Common Risky Fleet Behaviors Identified

Top 5 Most Common Risky Fleet Behaviors Identified

Of 3 million events coached this summer, the following five risky behaviors were the most prevalent, with drivers not wearing seatbelts and unsafe following distance together accounting for 54% of the top five, according to Lytx Data.

September 16, 2020

Examining the Path to Autonomous Integration for Fleets
FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Relief Exemption Through End of Year

FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Relief Exemption Through End of Year

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the COVID-19 emergency declaration until the end of the year, providing relief from certain regulations for motor carriers and drivers hauling relief loads related to the pandemic.

September 14, 2020

PrePass Safety Alliance Adds 1,000 New Alerts

PrePass Safety Alliance Adds 1,000 New Alerts

PrePass Safety Alliance recently completed work on more than 1,000 new PrePass Alerts, making the roadways safer by informing trucks drivers of road hazards, work zones, parking spaces, and more.

September 11, 2020

Omnitracs Acquires SmartDrive

Omnitracs Acquires SmartDrive

Omnitracs is buying SmartDrive, a move the companies say will create a converged, end-to-end platform that optimizes safety, driver productivity, and workflow, as well as routing, dispatch, and compliance.

September 9, 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

DOT Launches Tool to Track Autonomous Vehicle Testing

DOT Launches Tool to Track Autonomous Vehicle Testing

The tracking tool provides data for on-road testing of automated driving systems in 17 cities and will allow participants to share testing activities related to automated driving systems and other safety-related information with the public.

September 3, 2020

IIHS: Front Crash Prevention Works for Large Trucks

IIHS: Front Crash Prevention Works for Large Trucks

A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that trucks equipped with forward collision warning had 22% fewer crashes and trucks with AEB had 12% fewer crashes than those without either technology.

September 3, 2020

Critic Says HHS Hair-Testing Rule Development 'Fatally Flawed'
CVSA Releases 2020 Operation Safe Driver Week Results
PrePass Adds 36 Pre-Clearance, Bypass Locations

PrePass Adds 36 Pre-Clearance, Bypass Locations

In the past six months, PrePass Safety Alliance equipped an additional 30 agricultural inspection sites, as well as weigh stations in Texas, Louisiana, and Montana, for pre-clearance and bypass services.

September 2, 2020

Ryder, DHL, NFI Sign with Ike to Deploy Autonomous Trucks
NTSB Vice Chair to Serve 3 More Years

NTSB Vice Chair to Serve 3 More Years

Bruce Landsberg, who has served on the National Transportation Safety Board as vice chairman since August 2018, was re-appointed to the position on Aug. 21.

August 28, 2020