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E-Smart Creates Fleet Safety App

The E-Smart app uses GPS technology to determine vehicle location to actively manage its maximum allowed speed, provide real-time safety alerts, and identify known hazard areas such as low clearance bridges.

FMCSA to States: Phase Out Paper CDL Disqualifications

A final rule issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration revises existing regulations to require that states implement a system and practices for the “exclusively electronic exchange” of driver history record information through the Commercial Driver's License Information System.

Did FMCSA get Hours of Service Right This Time?

Did FMCSA get its revisions to the Hours of Service rule right this time? To find out, HDT Talks Trucking put that question to Jerad Childress of Childress Law PLLC and Truck Safe Consulting and to Chris Woody, safety manager for Nashville-based M&W Logistics.

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.

Operation Safe Driver Week To Begin July 11

Between July 11 and July 17, law enforcement personnel will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in risky driving behaviors in or around a commercial motor vehicle.

Uptick in Staged Accidents Target Commercial Vehicles

The COVID pandemic has created a spike in fraudulent claims targeting vocational trucks by instigating staged accidents, which involves maneuvering an unsuspecting employee driver into an intentional crash in order to make a false insurance claim or to file a lawsuit against the company if it is self-insured.

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