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Geotab, J.J. Keller Partner in Trucking Telematics, eLog Solutions

September 14, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety, Technology
Geotab, J.J. Keller Partner in Trucking Telematics, eLog Solutions

Geotab and J.J. Keller & Associates this week formed a new partnership that combines Geotab’s telematics solutions and J.J. Keller’s electronic logging solution for truck fleets. This partnership provides a powerful solution for fleets seeking in-cab technology that combines telematics and compliance, while addressing the needs of the market as [...]

ATA’s Share the Road Program Rolls Out Truck Safety Video

September 2, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety
ATA’s Share the Road Program Rolls Out Truck Safety Video

Two important segments of the trucking industry have released an instructional video to demonstrate safe-driving techniques ahead of a busy Labor Day weekend. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and its Share the Road highway safety program have launched the Share the Road Instructional Video (trucking.org/article.aspx?uid=7b42e796-6a3f-4005-a901-59a9c8cb7a21) just in time for the [...]

OOIDA Denounces Fed Plan for Speed-limiters on Commercial Trucks

September 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
OOIDA Denounces Fed Plan for Speed-limiters on Commercial Trucks

A national association of small-business truckers claims the government’s proposal to mandate speed-limiting devices on large commercial trucks would be dangerous for all highway users. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), the nation’s only organization representing professional and small-business truckers, says such devices create speed differentials that lead to more [...]

Feds Pushing for Speed Limiters on Nation’s Trucks

August 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations, Safety
Feds Push for Speed Limiters on Nation’s Trucks

Anthony Foxx, the U.S. Transportation secretary, has announced a proposal that, if approved, would see the nation’s heavy-duty commercial trucks equipped with devices that limit their speeds on U.S. roadways. The proposed law, initiated by DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), [...]

Omnitracs Launches Critical Event Video to Assist Truck Drivers

August 22, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations, Safety, Technology
Omnitracs Launches Critical Event Video to Assist Truck Drivers

Omnitracs, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, has launched Omnitracs Critical Event Video (CEV), a fully integrated in-cab video solution. CEV is a tool used by fleets to improve driver training and mitigate the liability risks associated with accidents and other critical events such [...]

Small-business Truckers Gird for Court Battle Over Necessity of ELDs

August 18, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
Small-business Truckers Gird for Court Battle Over Necessity of ELDs

A national association of small-business truckers says the government’s excuses for mandating electronic logging devices (ELDs) are weak and fail to justify violating the Fourth Amendment rights of professional truck drivers. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) wants the court to throw out the federal mandate that is scheduled to [...]

New FMCSA Campaign Asks Motorists to Share Road With Trucks

August 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety
New FMCSA Campaign Asks Motorists to Share Road With Trucks

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced Thursday it has launched a new safety-focused campaign, “Our Roads, Our Responsibility,” to raise public awareness about how to operate safely around large trucks and buses, or commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). “Trucks and buses move people and goods [...]

ATA’s Truck Driving Championships Get Underway Wednesday

August 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators, Safety
ATA’s Truck Driving Championships Gets Underway Wednesday

The American Trucking Associations’ National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) begins its four-day run on Wednesday inside the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, sponsored by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, which returns for a sixth consecutive year to present the Grand Champion Award. The overall top driver at the four-day event — scheduled [...]

Utility Trailer’s Utah Plant Wins Liberty Mutual Silver Safety Award

August 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News, Safety, Technology
Utility Trailer’s Utah Plant Wins Liberty Mutual Silver Safety Award

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and curtainsided trailers has received a Plant Safety Award from Liberty Mutual Insurance. Utility’s Clearfield, Utah trailer manufacturing plant was recently presented the Liberty Mutual Silver Safety Award. Liberty Mutual’s [...]

FMCSA Attempts to Clear the Air Over e-Cigs Around Trucks

August 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety
FMCSA Attempts to Clear the Air Over e-Cigs Around Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is issuing a safety advisory to owners and operators of commercial motor vehicles concerning battery-powered electronic smoking devices, otherwise known as e-cigarettes. The agency claims fire-related incidents have occurred as the result of possession and use of e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes, e-hookahs, personal vaporizers, [...]