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Truck Fleets: Examine FMCSA’s New Medical Exam Form for Errors

May 9, 2016 By: Donald Jerrell, HNI Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management, Safety

As of last month, all certified medical examiners are required to use new medical certification forms for commercial motor vehicle drivers. With some help from  Thomas Bray of J.J. Keller and Associates, what we’re offering fleets below are a few tips for their drivers who are preparing to take a DOT physical These [...]

Feds Placing Unrepaired Recalled Volvo Trucks Out of Service

March 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

The federal government has warned that it will place vehicles subject to a recent Volvo Truck safety recall under immediate out-of-service status because they “are in an unsafe condition and should not be operated.” The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in collaboration with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [...]

FMCSA Shuts Down Massachusetts Truck Fleet After Fatal Crash

March 18, 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 Worcester, Mass.-based trucking company J and J Transportation to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered that it immediately cease all intrastate and interstate operations. J and J Transportation was served the federal order on [...]

FMCSA Seeks Input on Truck Drivers With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

March 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
FMCSA Seeks Input on Truck Drivers With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) said this week they are seeking public input during the next 90 days on the impacts of screening, evaluating and commercial truck drivers and rail workers for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The joint Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking [...]

FMCSA Eyes Rule for Determining ‘Timely’ Safety Fitness of Truck Fleets

January 18, 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 announced a rulemaking proposal designed to enhance the agency’s ability to identify non-compliant motor carriers. The Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), to be published in the Federal Register, would update FMCSA’s safety fitness rating [...]

ATA: Truck-involved Fatalities Down 40% in Past Decade

January 15, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety
New Data Confirms Truck-related Fatalities Down 40.6% in a Decade

An analysis of data from the Department of Transportation just completed by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) shows that — over both the long- and short-term — the rate of truck-involved fatalities is declining. “America’s trucking industry has invested billions to improve safety and that commitment is paying off,” said [...]

Nation’s Freight Transportation Services Index Dips 1% in November

January 14, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) — based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry — fell a full percentage point in November from October, falling after a one-month rise, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS). The November 2015 index [...]

FMCSA Adopts Final Rule Requiring ELD’s on Commercial Trucks

December 11, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety
FMCSA Adopts Final Rule Requiring ELD’s on Commercial Trucks

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced the adoption of a Final Rule that will improve roadway safety by employing technology to strengthen commercial truck and bus drivers’ compliance with hours-of-service regulations. “Since 1938, complex, on-duty/off-duty logs for truck and bus drivers were made [...]

ATA Lauds Fed’s Release of Electronic Logging Device Rule

December 11, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety, Technology

Leaders of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) hailed Thursday’s release of a rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices by commercial vehicles as a historic step forward for the industry. “Today is truly a historic day for trucking,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “This regulation will change [...]

Google Exec Addresses Self-Driving Vehicle Innovations Today at Noon

December 1, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety, Technology

Dr. Chris Urmson, director of the self-driving car program for Google, will discuss progress and advances in the development of self-driving vehicle — including commercial trucks — at noon today (EDT) at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Mass. During his conversation, Urmson will share some experiences and [...]