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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 [...]

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 [...]

FMCSA Orders California Truck Driver Off the Nation’s Roadways

April 27, 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 California-licensed truck driver Yakov Zaverukha to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. Zaverukha was served the federal order in late March after [...]

Newest Safety Report Shows Truck-involved Fatal Crashes Down 3.7%

April 18, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety
Newest Safety Report Shows Truck-involved Fatal Crashes Down 3.7%

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) said it is pleased by an announcement released by the Department of Transportation that shows fatal truck accidents falling 3.7 percent in 2014 — continuing a decade-long improvement in safety the industry has experienced. “It is a tragedy whenever there is a fatality on our [...]

Trucker Use of Revised Physical Exam Forms Begins Wednesday

April 18, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Safety, Technology

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is reminding medical examiners (MEs) and commercial motor vehicle drivers that, as of Wednesday, certified MEs performing physical examinations of commercial truck drivers must use the revised versions of the Medical Examination Report — Form (MCSA–5875) and the Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) Form [...]

East Manufacturing Debuts Integrated Double-L Side-Rail System

April 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Safety, Technology
East Manufacturing Debuts Integrated Double-L Side-Rail System

East Manufacturing of Randolph, Ohio, has introduced its new patent-pending integrated extruded aluminum side-rail system to accommodate a Double-L winch with flat-hook straps for cargo securement. Available on both sides of the East Beast or Beast II flatbed trailer, the flat hook tie downs are interchangeable, allowing torque to be [...]

OOIDA Appeals Feds ELD Requirement; Cites Truckers’ Rights

April 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety, Technology
OOIDA Appeals Feds ELD Requirement Citing Truckers’ Rights

A national association representing small business truckers is appealing a government mandate that requires electronic monitoring devices on commercial vehicles, claiming it doesn’t advance safety, is arbitrary and capricious and violates Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) stated these and other arguments [...]

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 [...]

Busy Week for FMCSA as Agency Shuts Down 2 Trucking Companies

March 28, 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 ordered a pair of trucking companies to immediately cease all intrastate and interstate operations after federal investigations found the carriers to pose an imminent hazard to public safety. On March 11, Hendersonville, North Carolina-based Leslie Erickson, doing business [...]