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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 [...]

Trucking Groups Laud Senators for Improving TWIC Legislation

October 3, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
Trucking Groups Laud Senators for Improving TWIC Legislation

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has thanked the leaders of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee for introducing legislation that would move the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program closer to a “one-stop shop” for security clearances, improving the efficiency and security of the industry. “Under current law, there [...]

Lytx Debuts Unisyn Always-on Video Platform for Trucking Fleets

September 30, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Safety, Technology
Lytx Debuts Unisyn Always-on Video Platform for Trucking Fleets

Lytx, a San Diego-based leader in video telematics, has introduced the Unisyn platform, a new video telematics model that gives unprecedented levels of quality video access and video expandability to commercial truck fleets. Lytx launched the video telematics category in 1998, combining video capture of road incidents such as hard [...]

Incoming ATA Chairman Cites Dire Need for Highway Investment

September 26, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety
Incoming ATA Chairman Touts Dire Need for Highway Investment

In a roundtable discussion hosted by Rep. Sam Graves, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc., Dayton, Ohio, and incoming chairman of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), emphasized the important role of well-maintained infrastructure to the trucking [...]

Daimler Recalls Freightliner Cascadia Trucks With CNG Engines

September 26, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety
Daimler Recalls Freightliner Cascadia Trucks With CNG Engines

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling about 1,000 model year 2013-2017 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles manufactured between Sept. 24, 2012 and May 27, 2015, that are equipped with compressed natural gas (CNG) engines. The affected vehicles have a Power Distribution Module (PDM) that is mounted near the CNG fuel tank. Due [...]

Goodyear Accepts Nominations for Trucking’s Highway Hero Award

September 23, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety
Goodyear Accepts Nominations for Trucking’s Highway Hero Award

There is still time to nominate candidates for the Goodyear Highway Hero Award, which honors professional truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others. Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 34th Highway Hero Award through Nov. 29, 2016. To nominate a truck driver for the Goodyear Highway [...]

Fatheadz Launches 9 Versions of its V2.0 Sunglasses for Truckers

September 19, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Owner Operators, Safety
Fatheadz Launches 9 Versions of its V2.0 Sunglasses for Truckers

Fatheadz Eyewear, a leading manufacturer of oversized sunglasses and optical frames for individuals with larger heads, has launched its new V2.0 Made in the USA sunwear line. “We’re thrilled to offer all nine versions of our V2.0 sunwear line for the first time,” said Rico Elmore, founder and CEO of [...]