Trucking News Online

Safety

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

December 15, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
Joe Puff

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 [...]

ATRI Report Cites Autonomous Vehicle Impacts on Trucking Industry

November 21, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety, Technology
ATRI Report Cites Autonomous Vehicle Impacts on Trucking Industry

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released its report identifying potential impacts of autonomous vehicle technology on the trucking industry, which include significant safety and productivity benefits that could result from autonomous technology adoption. ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee identified this report and the top research priority for the industry [...]

OSHA Outlines its Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations for 2016

November 10, 2016 By: Kyle Meiner, HNI Tags: Blogs, Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced its Top 10 most frequently cited safety violations for workplace safety with its top category including almost 7,000 violations. Do you know how to avoid these common pitfalls when it comes to your employees’ health and safety? We share these 10 [...]

Utah Transportation Fleet Adds Lytx DriveCam to all 350 of its Trucks

November 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety, Technology
Utah Transportation Fleet Adds Lytx DriveCam to all 350 of its Trucks

When St. George, Utah-based van freight leader Andrus Transportation Services sought a way to safeguard its freight, its drivers and the roads they travel while still maximizing their trucking assets, its leadership knew that video could be the powerful tool they needed. That’s when the Andrus team, which serves 11 [...]

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 [...]