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Clean Diesel Truck Engines Key to Achieving Phase 2 Standards

August 18, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations, Technology
Clean Diesel Truck Engines Key to Achieving Phase 2 Standards

With 98 percent of the nation’s largest commercial trucks powered by diesel engines, advancements in clean diesel technology will be a key factor in achieving new federal fuel-efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards, according to the Diesel Technology Forum. Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the non-profit organization, said, “The demands [...]

Small-business Truckers Gird for Court Battle Over Necessity of ELDs

August 18, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
Small-business Truckers Gird for Court Battle Over Necessity of ELDs

A national association of small-business truckers says the government’s excuses for mandating electronic logging devices (ELDs) are weak and fail to justify violating the Fourth Amendment rights of professional truck drivers. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) wants the court to throw out the federal mandate that is scheduled to [...]

ATA Crossing Fingers on Newest Truck Efficiency Standards

August 17, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations, Technology
ATA Crossing Fingers on Newest Truck Efficiency Standards

Leaders at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) said Tuesday they were cautiously optimistic that the second round of the Obama administration’s greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards for commercial trucks would achieve the targets set out by the administration. And they expressed hope that the 10-year phase-in period for the [...]

ATA Lauds Court Win Over New York State Thruway Tolls for Truckers

August 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations
ATA Lauds Court Win Over New York State Thruway Tolls for Truckers

Officials from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) said they are pleased that a federal court ruled against New York State’s practice of using tolls paid by interstate truckers as a piggybank to finance unrelated tourism and recreation projects that make up the New York Canal System. “ATA believed that the [...]

Your Truck Fleet’s Great CSA Scores Shouldn’t Invite Complacency

August 10, 2016 By: Don Jerrell, HNI Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management, Regulations

The “driver coercion” rule has changed the focus for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), causing the agency to move complaints from the bottom of their list to the top. While following up on these complaints they may not be finding the coercion claimed, but after going through the [...]

FMCSA Attempts to Clear the Air Over e-Cigs Around Trucks

August 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety
FMCSA Attempts to Clear the Air Over e-Cigs Around Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is issuing a safety advisory to owners and operators of commercial motor vehicles concerning battery-powered electronic smoking devices, otherwise known as e-cigarettes. The agency claims fire-related incidents have occurred as the result of possession and use of e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes, e-hookahs, personal vaporizers, [...]

All Commercial Trucks Subject to CVSA Brake Inspection Sept. 11-17

July 27, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
All Commercial Trucks Subject to CVSA Brake Inspection Sept. 11-17

In less than two months, law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct inspections on large trucks and buses to identify out-of-adjustment brakes and brake-system and anti-lock braking system (ABS) violations as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week. This annual outreach and enforcement campaign — [...]

84% of Trucking Fleets Claim Detention Among Top 5 Business Woes

July 18, 2016 By: Don Thornton, DAT Solutions Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management, Owner Operators, Regulations

If there’s one area where carriers, freight brokers and shippers can agree, it’s that more productivity is good for business. Unfortunately, the loading dock — where shippers and carriers literally come together — is the area where much productivity gets lost. At DAT Solutions, we surveyed 257 carriers, and nearly [...]

41% of Nation’s Commercial Trucks Use Clean Diesel Engines

July 15, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, Image, News, Regulations, Technology
41% of Nation’s Commercial Trucks Using Clean Diesel Engines

More than 40 percent of all medium- and heavy-duty diesel commercial trucks in operation in the United States — 4 million of 9.5 million diesel trucks — are now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines, according to a new Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) analysis. The report includes IHS Automotive [...]

ATA Lauds FMCSA Launch of a Non-preventable Truck Crash Program

July 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) Thursday expressed its gratitude that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will be launching a pilot program to allow carriers to have non-preventable crashes stricken from their record. “Since FMCSA began using crash history to rate motor carriers’ safety, ATA has argued that crashes [...]