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FTR Analyzes Potential Impact of Election on Trucking Industry

November 11, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations
FTR Analyzes Potential Impact of Election on Trucking Industry

In a note to its subscribers, FTR foresees limited short-term impact to the overall economy — and the transportation industry in particular — as a result of the U.S. presidential election results. Behind this assessment is the fact that the new President won’t take office for three months, and then [...]

Hazmat Transporters Doubt Supply Chain Partners Comply With Regs

November 2, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
Hazmat Transporters Doubt Supply Chain Partners Comply With Regs

Despite the surge in the shipment of goods deemed dangerous and hazardous — and exemplified by the proliferation of lithium battery products — a large number of companies say they are not confident in their ability to be consistently compliant across their entire supply chain, posing serious safety and financial [...]

Federal Recall of 16,000 Volvo Trucks Achieves 100% Completion

November 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
Federal Recall of 16,000 Volvo Trucks Achieves 100% Completion

The U.S. Department of Transportation said Monday that the last of the nearly 16,000 U.S. heavy-duty trucks voluntarily recalled earlier this year by Volvo Trucks North America for a serious steering defect have been identified and repaired. Calling it “an extraordinary 100 percent vehicle safety recall completion in a very [...]

Top Fleets Urge FMCSA to Permit Driver Hair Testing for Drugs

October 31, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security

Transportation companies affiliated with The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security are petitioning the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to allow hair testing in lieu of a urinalysis to comply with pre-employment drug testing regulations for truck drivers. The FMCSA currently recognizes only a urinalysis to meet this requirement. [...]

FMCSA Compliance Doesn’t Always Add Up to Trucking Safety

October 20, 2016 By: Chris Tanke, HNI Tags: Blogs, Regulations, Safety

In some trucking companies, the words safety and compliance are used interchangeably. The line that divides these two areas has been further blurred as focus has been placed on CSA numbers by federal regulators. But you shouldn’t be fooled by simply complying with the FMCSA in order to boost your [...]

FMCSA Orders Utah Truck Driver Off the Highways for Meth Use

October 17, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Utah-licensed truck driver Eddie D. Price to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. On Sept. 9, Price completed an USDOT-required pre-employment controlled [...]

Feds Targeting Zero Traffic Fatalities Within the Next 3 Decades

October 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety, Technology
Feds Targeting Zero Traffic Fatalities Within the Next 3 Decades

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Federal Highway Administration, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are joining forces with the National Safety Council (NSC) to launch the Road to Zero Coalition with the goal of ending fatalities on the nation’s roads within the next 30 years. [...]

ATA Terms Rhode Island Plan to Restrict Truck Access ‘Extortion’

October 10, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations
ATA Questions Rhode Island DOT Over Plans to Restrict Truck Access

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has asked the state of Rhode Island to provide information to the trucking industry about outreach the state has done to communities that are likely to be affected by an increase in truck traffic as a result of what ATA terms, “the state’s extortionary truck-only toll [...]

New Trucking Regs to Help FMCSA Streamline Registration Process

October 10, 2016 By: Donald Jerrell, HNI Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management, Regulations

During the Christmas holiday season last year, the Unified Registration System (URS) began to implement a process of retiring old systems and unifying the regulatory structure for the trucking industry. The goal of this new system is to replace all of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) current registration [...]

ATA Backs Safety But Opposes Electronic Speed Limiter Proposal

October 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
ATA Backs Safety But Opposes Electronic Speed Limiter Proposal

ATA President and CEO Chris Spear on Thursday issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Transportation’s proposal to require electronic limiting of truck speeds: “After review and thorough, thoughtful consideration by its members at its recent board meeting, ATA is preserving our pro-safety policy on speed limiters, set [...]