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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 [...]

FMCSA Orders Utah Truck Driver Off the Highways for Meth Use

October 17, 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 declared Utah-licensed truck driver Eddie D. Price to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. On Sept. 9, Price completed an USDOT-required pre-employment controlled [...]

Feds Targeting Zero Traffic Fatalities Within the Next 3 Decades

October 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety, Technology
Feds Targeting Zero Traffic Fatalities Within the Next 3 Decades

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Federal Highway Administration, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are joining forces with the National Safety Council (NSC) to launch the Road to Zero Coalition with the goal of ending fatalities on the nation’s roads within the next 30 years. [...]

Navistar, Meritor Partner with Fleetrite for Truck Brake Shoes

October 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety

Navistar and Meritor Inc. are in accord to co-brand premium brake shoe kits offered through the Fleetrite heavy-duty parts brand. The agreement covers about 50 part numbers that will be labeled Fleetrite Manufactured by Meritor. “This agreement demonstrates our continued partnership with Meritor to offer quality products that also provide [...]

ATA Backs Safety But Opposes Electronic Speed Limiter Proposal

October 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
ATA Backs Safety But Opposes Electronic Speed Limiter Proposal

ATA President and CEO Chris Spear on Thursday issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Transportation’s proposal to require electronic limiting of truck speeds: “After review and thorough, thoughtful consideration by its members at its recent board meeting, ATA is preserving our pro-safety policy on speed limiters, set [...]