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NHTSA Claims Traffic Deaths Show Sharp 7.7% Increase in 2015

July 6, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
NHTSA Claims Traffic Deaths Show Sharp 7.7% Increase in 2015

Preliminary information released late last week by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows a 7.7 percent increase in motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2015. The report said an estimated 35,200 people died last year, up from the 32,675 reported fatalities in 2014. “Every American [...]

FTR Explores Key Trucking’s Key Issues During July 14 Webinar

July 6, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations

The upcoming July 14 webinar from FTR is a complimentary industry event that will take a look at some of the major issues that will impact transportation costs and demand over the next year. It will also help you set a barometer to help you gauge the current environment as [...]

Daimler Recalling New Trucks Due to Cummins Engine Issue

July 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations

Daimler Trucks North America said Friday it is recalling about 268 model year 2017 Freightliner Cascadia, 122SD, Western Star 4900SA and 4900FA, and FCCC XCM and XCP trucks manufactured from March 14, 2016, through May 18, 2016. These trucks are equipped with a Cummins ISX12 or ISX15 engine using certain [...]

CAT Scale Adds New Payment Option to ‘Weigh My Truck’ App

July 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations
CAT Scale Adds New Payment Option to ‘Weigh My Truck’ App

CAT Scale Co. is now accepting Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments through its popular Weigh My Truck application. The Weigh My Truck application allows drivers to weigh their truck and pay for the transaction all from their smartphone. Drivers can weigh and then get the weights displayed right on their [...]

Tennessee Truck Driver Faces Counts Following Multiple Fatal Crash

June 27, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) last week declared Tennessee-licensed truck driver Randall J. Weddle to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. On the afternoon of March 18, 2016, Weddle [...]

Future ATA Leaders Take Trucking’s Message to Capitol Hill

June 23, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Regulations
ATA LEAD class attended many educational sessions before embarking on Washington, D.C., this week.

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) welcomed the 2015-16 class of LEAD ATA to the nation’s capital this week for a round of congressional visits and discussions with ATA’s legislative experts. “As a former governor, I can tell you there’s nothing more persuasive than hearing from engaged, active constituents,” said ATA [...]

FMCSA Orders Shutdown of Massachusetts Trucking Company

June 15, 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 ordered Massachusetts-based Flavio Borges Prado, doing business as Golden Eagle Delivery, to immediately cease all intrastate and interstate operations after a federal investigation found the carrier to pose an imminent hazard to public safety. In April of this [...]

Small Truck Fleets Hit Hard in California Court Diesel Rule Decision

June 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations

A decision by the Superior Court of California in Fresno late Friday was a blow to small truck fleets in the state as well as small farmers and independent owners. However, the case was in accord with a California Trucking Association (CTA) request to erase a range of amendments to [...]

OSHA Orders Reinstatement of Truck Driver Fired by Fleet

June 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
OSHA Orders Reinstatement of Truck Driver Fired by Fleet

A truck driver concerned he couldn’t complete his delivery from Massachusetts to New Jersey and back without violating federal safety regulations and putting himself and others at risk thought he’d devised a solution to deliver his cargo on-time and comply with the regulations. Instead of thanking him, his employer fired [...]

Bendix Offers CVSA Roadcheck Tips for Truck Drivers, Fleets

June 3, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

Figuratively and literally, a commercial vehicle’s wheels and brakes carry a lot of weight when it comes to safety. With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 29th annual International Roadcheck just around the corner, now is the time for fleets and owner-operators to make sure their braking systems, wheel-ends, and [...]