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CVSA Operation Safe Driver Week Set To Hit The Highways

October 13, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Safety
CVSA Operation Safe Driver Week Set To Hit The Highways

Law enforcement agencies throughout North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and educational outreach as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week, Oct. 15-21, 2017. Throughout the week, enforcement personnel will identify and issue warnings and/or citations to commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers [...]

FMCSA To Hold Hours Of Service Question And Answer Session

October 12, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

FMCSA To Hold Hours Of Service Question And Answer Session. Attend a live Hours of Service (HOS) Question and Answer session with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) subject matter expert Tom Yager, Chief of the Driver and Carrier Operations Division, and Peter Chandler, Lead Transportation Specialist in the Federal [...]

FMCSA Awards More Than $70 Million In Grants To Enhance Commercial Vehicle Safety

October 1, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has awarded more than $70 million in grants to states and educational institutions to enhance commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety. “Our shared goal of a safer transportation system is a top priority,” said U.S. Transportation [...]

New Mack Anthem Takes Center Stage

September 28, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Safety, Technology
New Mack Anthem Takes Center Stage at the 2017 North American Commercial Vehicle Show

Mack Trucks debuted its powerful and aerodynamic new Mack Anthem highway model during the inaugural 2017 North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, Georgia. The Anthem’s bold design, coupled with its driver-focused interior, stakes a claim as the new highway hero. Mack also announced that Bendix Wingman Fusion, a camera- [...]

FMCSA Maintains Drug, Alcohol Random Testing Rate at 25% for Fleets

December 15, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced Wednesday that the controlled substances random testing rate for regulated motor carriers will remain at 25 percent for calendar year 2017. FMCSA regulations require that truck and bus companies that employ commercial driver’s licensed (CDL) drivers conduct random [...]

Connected Vehicle Tech Could Curtail Countless Crashes

December 14, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety, Technology
DOT: Connected Vehicle Tech Could Prevent Countless Crashes

Citing an enormous potential to reduce crashes on U.S. roadways, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Tuesday issued a proposed rule that would advance the deployment of connected vehicle technologies throughout the U.S. light vehicle fleet. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology on all [...]

New Hours-of-Service Restart Law Termed a Victory for Highway Safety

December 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
New Hours-of-Service Restart Law Termed a Victory for Highway Safety

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) on Friday thanked Congress for enacting a fix to the hours-of-service restart that will restore the regulation to the pre-July 2013 version and reduce crash risk on our nation’s highways. “ATA thanks Congress for passing this continuing resolution, which includes language to permanently fix the [...]

FMCSA Finalizes Mandatory Training Rule for New Truck Drivers

December 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Safety
FMCSA Finalizes Mandatory Training Rule for New Truck Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)  on Wednesday announced a Final Rule establishing comprehensive national minimum training standards for entry-level commercial truck and bus operators seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or certain endorsements. The standards established in Wednesday’s rule address the knowledge [...]

ATA Chief Cites Trucking’s Support for TWIC, Cybersecurity Measures

December 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
ATA Chief Cites Trucking’s Support for TWIC, Cybersecurity Measures

In testimony before a Senate panel Wednesday, American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear underscored the trucking industry’s commitment to keeping the nation’s supply chain efficient and secure. “ATA places great emphasis on security,” Spear said in his testimony before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Subcommittee on [...]

ATA Hails Creation of National Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

December 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
ATA Hails Creation of National Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) welcomed an announcement by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) late last week saying that the agency has created a national clearinghouse for commercial drivers’ drug and alcohol test results. “ATA and its members are committed to safety,” said Bill Sullivan, ATA executive vice [...]