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FMCSA: Truck Drivers Must Insist Passengers Buckle Up

June 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said Monday that passengers riding in large commercial trucks will be required to use seat belts whenever the vehicles are operated on public roads in interstate commerce. Effective Aug. 8, 2016, the final rule revises Federal Motor Carrier Safety [...]

ATA’s Share the Road Tour Focuses on Motorcycle Safety Month

May 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and ATA’s Share the Road Highway Safety Program are bringing awareness to Motorcycle Safety Month and urging all motorists to be aware of motorcycles while driving down the highway. “Motorcyclists and truck drivers understand that due to the unique qualities of their vehicles, they must [...]

HireRight Survey Finds 21% of Truck Drivers Quit Due to Health Issues

May 11, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
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HireRight, the Irvine, Calif.-based provider of global background verifications and drug and health testing, said a survey of transportation professionals shows nearly a fifth of fleet drivers are leaving the industry due to health issues. HireRight announced findings from its 2016 Transportation Spotlight report on Wednesday, which includes results on [...]

Rand McNally Publishes 36th Edition of Atlas for Truck Drivers

May 3, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Owner Operators

Rand McNally Monday released a new edition of its top-selling Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas for professional drivers. Packed with truck-navigable routes, state and province restrictions, as well as low clearance locations, the atlas continues to be a go-to resource for over-the-road drivers. “With our continually evolving line of truck GPS [...]

FMCSA Hosts Public Sessions on Sleep Apnea Among Truck Drivers

April 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) are hosting three public listening sessions to solicit information on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among commercial truck drivers as well as railroad personnel. Federal officials are seeking potential consequences of OSA in connection with the safety of [...]

Used Truck Volumes Up 8% in March; Down 5% Year Over Year

April 26, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators

According to ACT Research Inc., used Class 8 truck metrics continued to be mixed in March, showing volumes that were up 8 percent month over month. This continues a significant recovery last month from January’s low, according to Steve Tam, ACT’s vice president of the commercial vehicle sector. “However,” Tam [...]

Rand McNally Releases its 93rd Edition of Road Atlas

April 20, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Owner Operators, Technology

Rand McNally has released the 93rd edition of its best-selling Road Atlas. Rand McNally also released updates to its Road Atlas iOS app. The company offers a variety of printed atlases in addition to its 11-by-15 ½-inch oversized book, including one with large scale maps for easier readability and several [...]

Trucker Use of Revised Physical Exam Forms Begins Wednesday

April 18, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Safety, Technology

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is reminding medical examiners (MEs) and commercial motor vehicle drivers that, as of Wednesday, certified MEs performing physical examinations of commercial truck drivers must use the revised versions of the Medical Examination Report — Form (MCSA–5875) and the Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) Form [...]

Rand McNally Rolls Out its New 7-inch TND Tablet for Truckers

April 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Owner Operators, Technology
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Rand McNally has introduced a seven-inch version of its TND Tablet for professional truck drivers, offering another option for a combined truck-specific GPS and pre-loaded Android tablet. The new GPS tablet comes a year after Rand McNally debuted its TND Tablet with and eight-inch screen. Just like the original, the [...]

Medium-duty Truck Demand Rises in March; Class 8 Dips 12%

April 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
Medium-duty Truck Demand Rises in March; Class 8 Dips 12%

Columbus, Ind.-based ACT Research said 37,700 new Classes 5-8 vehicle orders were booked in March, with Class 8 garnering 16,000 orders for the month and Classes 5-7 orders set at 21,700. “Medium-duty and heavy-duty demand as mirrored by new order activity remain on divergent paths that are tracking their niches [...]