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FMCSA Begins Annual Drug Testing Survey

January 17, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun notifying selected truck and bus companies that they will be required to submit their 2016 USDOT drug and alcohol testing program results within 60 days, as directed by Federal Regulation CFR 382.403. Carriers notified by FMCSA that they have been selected to [...]

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 [...]

Your Truck Fleet’s Great CSA Scores Shouldn’t Invite Complacency

August 10, 2016 By: Don Jerrell, HNI Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management, Regulations

The “driver coercion” rule has changed the focus for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), causing the agency to move complaints from the bottom of their list to the top. While following up on these complaints they may not be finding the coercion claimed, but after going through the [...]

84% of Trucking Fleets Claim Detention Among Top 5 Business Woes

July 18, 2016 By: Don Thornton, DAT Solutions Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management, Owner Operators, Regulations

If there’s one area where carriers, freight brokers and shippers can agree, it’s that more productivity is good for business. Unfortunately, the loading dock — where shippers and carriers literally come together — is the area where much productivity gets lost. At DAT Solutions, we surveyed 257 carriers, and nearly [...]

How Does a Fleet Choose a Transportation Technology Partner?

July 1, 2016 By: John Simms, HNI Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management, Technology

Does your trucking operation want to become an early adopter, or to go with the established player? When it comes to choosing a technology partner, this question looms large for many transportation companies. Should we invest in big box technology that has dominated the marketplace for years, or should we [...]

ATA Lauds House Panel Bill Addressing HOS Restart, Trucking Regs

May 25, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
ATA Lauds House Panel Bill Addressing HOS Restart, Trucking Regs

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) on Tuesday applauded the House Appropriations Committee for passing a Fiscal Year 2017 transportation spending bill, addressing issues that it claims could have immediate impacts on the safety and efficiency of the trucking industry and interstate commerce across the United States. “On behalf of ATA, [...]

Research: ELD Mandate Puts Smaller Truck Fleets in Financial Bind?

May 23, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety, Technology
Research: ELD Mandate Places Smaller Truck Fleets in Financial Bind?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mandate that owner-operators, fleets and drivers must transition from paper logging their hours of service (HOS) to using electronic logging devices (ELDs) is beginning to make an impact. And while analysts at ABI Research claim this will only better position commercial vehicles for [...]

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 [...]

Hundreds of Recalled Volvo Trucks Remain Unsafe on Highways

April 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety
Hundreds of Recalled Volvo Trucks Remain Unsafe on Highways

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said this week that as many as 830 recalled Volvo 2016-2017 VNL, VNX, and VNM trucks remain unrepaired and may still be operating on the nation’s highways in an unsafe condition. The agency said these unaccounted for trucks should not be operated because [...]

FMCSA Hosts Public Sessions on Sleep Apnea Among Truck Drivers

April 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) are hosting three public listening sessions to solicit information on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among commercial truck drivers as well as railroad personnel. Federal officials are seeking potential consequences of OSA in connection with the safety of [...]