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Study: The Dangers of Distracted Truck Drivers

Study: The Dangers of Distracted Truck Drivers

The most distracted truck drivers are nearly 72% more likely to be involved in a “near collision” than other drivers, according to new data insights released July 22 by Omnitracs.

July 22, 2021

FMCSA to Study Crimes against Minority Male and Female Truckers
How to Rein in Rising Insurance Costs

How to Rein in Rising Insurance Costs

Insurance is one of those things you may not really think about until your business needs it. That is, unless you’re facing skyrocketing premiums or, worse, shrinking access to coverage itself, which is what’s happening to truck fleets.

January 8, 2020

FMCSA Wants to Delay State Compliance with Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse
Speed-Limiter Bill Garners Support of Trucking Groups

Speed-Limiter Bill Garners Support of Trucking Groups

Solid support is growing from trucking lobbies in favor of a new bipartisan Senate bill that would require all new Class 7 and Class 8 trucks to be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a maximum speed of 65 mph.

July 10, 2019

Trucking Groups Seek FMCSA Rulemaking on Crash-Preventability Data
DOT Aims to Fight Fraud with Audit of FMCSA Medical Certification Program
NTSB's 'Most Wanted' Highlights Distracted and Impaired Driving, Truck Speed Limiters

Q&A: Lane Kidd Explains the Aims of the Trucking Alliance

We spoke at length with Lane Kidd, managing director of the Washington, D.C.-based Alliance for Driver Safety & Security (a.k.a. the Trucking Alliance) about which issues the carrier-driven and safety-focused lobbying group is most engaged with this year.

May 25, 2018

Feds Withdraw Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule

Feds Withdraw Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have withdrawn their advance notice of proposed rulemaking on obstructive sleep apnea.

August 4, 2017

How CSA Compliance Can Benefit Fleets and Drivers
Training for the Long Haul

Training for the Long Haul

Start with the basics when training drivers – but it may pay to look back to bring them ahead. Part 5 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.

May 18, 2015

Bakery Fleet Boosts Safety with SmartDrive Video System
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