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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 [...]

SAF-Holland Debuts Lighted Fifth Wheel Coupling Assistant

November 2, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Safety, Technology
SAF-Holland Debuts Lighted Fifth Wheel Coupling Assistant

SAF-Holland, a leading global manufacturer of trailer suspension and axle systems, truck suspensions, fifth wheels, landing gear and coupling products, is introducing a new automatic lighting system to help drivers consistently ensure a proper coupling on their fifth wheel. The Electronic Lock Indicator technology enhanced, ELI-te fifth wheel coupling assistant [...]

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. [...]

ATA Narrows Its America’s Road Team List Down to 33 Finalists

October 26, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety
ATA Narrows Its America’s Road Team List Down to 33 Finalists

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has named 33 professional truck drivers as finalists in the selection process to become captains on the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team. “These professional drivers were chosen as finalists for America’s Road Team because they are proven industry ambassadors with long safety records and professionalism that [...]

Swift Recognizes 207 Elite Diamond Truck Drivers in Ceremonies

October 25, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety
Mike Voyles, left, a Quadruple Diamond Driver, with Andrew Mier, Swift’s director of fleet operations.

Swift Transportation Co., a leader in transportation solutions and North America’s largest full-load trucking carrier has recognized its 2016 Diamond Drivers — the highest honor bestowed to truck drivers based on their fulfillment of stringent safety and service metrics. Part of Swift’s Five-Star Driver Ranking Bonus Program, 207 truck drivers [...]

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 [...]