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FMCSA Final Rule Protects Truck Drivers from Coerced Safety Violations

November 30, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has published a final rule in the Federal Register to keep commercial truck drivers from being compelled to violate federal safety regulations. The rule provides FMCSA with the authority to take enforcement action — not only against motor carriers, [...]

FMCSA Orders Shutdown of Ohio Truck Fleet With 43 Safety Violations

November 20, 2015 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 Jefferson, Ohio-based trucking company Garfield Trucking to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered that it immediately cease all intrastate and interstate operations. Last month, a commercial vehicle operated by Garfield Trucking was stopped for [...]

Senate Vote Removes Twin 33s from the Trucking Equation

November 19, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations, Safety
Senate Vote Removes Twin 33s Trailer Trucks from the Equation

The Senate on Wednesday voted to remove a federal mandate from the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill that would force states to allow large trucks to pull double 33-foot trailers. The amendment, offered by U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker, (R-Miss.), and Dianne Feinstein, (D-Calif.), was adopted by a [...]

FMCSA Pulls CDL of ‘Medically Unqualified’ Minnesota Truck Driver

November 16, 2015 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 Minnesota-licensed truck driver John Ray Carpenter to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate or intrastate commerce. An FMCSA investigation revealed that Carpenter, [...]

Freight Transportation Services Index Rises 0.2% in September

November 13, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Freight Transportation Services Index Rises 0.2% in September

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.2 percent in September from the revised August level, rising after remaining unchanged in the previous month. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), the September [...]

Teamsters Laud Senate Vote Putting Brakes on Double 33-foot Trailers

November 12, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
Teamsters Laud Senate Vote Putting Brakes on Double 33-foot Trailers

A U.S. Senate vote this week opposing a federal mandate that would force states to allow large trucks to pull double 33-foot trailers was applauded by the Teamsters Union, which said the 56-31 vote will keep larger, more dangerous trucks off the nation’s highways. “On behalf of our more than [...]

DOT Providing $25 Million to Implement 8-state Truck Parking System

November 10, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety
DOT Providing $25 Million to Implement 8-state Truck Parking System

The Department of Transportation (DOT) said last week it is providing $25 million for the Regional Truck Parking Information and Management System across eight states, including Kansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The project is one of 39 transportation projects in 34 states selected to receive a [...]

ATA Lauds House Panel for Passage of Long-term Highway Bill

October 26, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
ATA Lauds House Panel for Passage of Long-term Highway Bill

American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Bill Graves late last week praised the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for passing a long-term highway bill and urged House leaders to take the next step quickly. “This week’s actions by Chairman (Bill) Shuster, Ranking Member (Pete) DeFazio and the rest of [...]

Louisiana Truck Driver a Hazard to Public Safety Following Fatal Crash

October 19, 2015 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 Louisiana-licensed truck driver Mark Isiah Gordon to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. The declaration follows his involvement in a fatal crash [...]

J. J. Keller Now Offering Newest Trucking Driver Data Analysis

October 5, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Regulations, Safety, Technology
New J. J. Keller Now Offering Trucking Driver Data Analysis

Telematics dashboards, electronic logging devices, and paper logs produce an incredible amount of valuable data. Interpreting that collective information and providing actionable compliance and best practices guidance is now an offering from J. J. Keller. The J. J. Keller Driver DataSense Service uses proprietary technology to aggregate the continuous stream [...]