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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 Honors 76 Professional Drivers for Millions of Safe Miles

March 17, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety
FMCSA Honors 76 Professional Drivers for Millions of Safe Miles

A number of organizations representing the commercial truck and bus industries this week presented the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration with a poster honoring 76 professional drivers for their millions of miles of accident-free driving. “We present this poster on behalf of the truck and bus industry recognizing these tremendous [...]

FMCSA Claims Truck Inspections, Enforcement Saved 472 Lives in 2012

March 15, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
FMCSA Claims Truck Inspections, Enforcement Saved 472 Lives

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released an analysis that estimates commercial vehicle roadside safety inspection and traffic enforcement programs saved 472 lives in 2012. Further, the agency claims that since 2001, these programs have saved more than 7,000 lives. “Over the last several [...]

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 [...]

ATA Backs New Driver Training But Prefers Skills-based Standards

March 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

Leaders of the American Trucking Associations (ATA said they are pleased to see the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has proposed new entry-level driver training requirements, but the organization takes issue with one of the required elements. “FMCSA has been working toward a strong entry level driver training standard [...]

FMCSA Seeks Training Standards for Entry-Level Truck Drivers

March 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
FMCSA Seeks Training Standards for Entry-Level Truck Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing a set of comprehensive national prerequisite training standards for those seeking a commercial driver’s license (CDL). “Well-trained drivers are safer drivers, which leads to greater safety for our families and friends on our highways and roads,” said U.S. [...]

Trucking’s ELD Mandate Part 1: The Who and the What

February 22, 2016 By: Jeff Swan, HNI Tags: Blogs, Regulations

By now, most everyone even marginally connected to the trucking industry has heard of the FMCSA’s new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. And while some operations are probably way ahead of the curve in preparation for ELDs, others might still be wondering if it even applies to their business. This [...]

J. J. Keller Issued Patent for Hours of Service Technology

February 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Regulations, Technology
J. Keller Issued Patent for Hours of Service Technology

J. J. Keller & Associates said the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 9,235,936 that further extends the company’s intellectual property portfolio. The patent relates to technology that improves the ability to collect vehicle data and report hours of service for drivers of typical light- [...]

Omnitracs Educating Trucking Customers About ELD Requirements

February 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Omnitracs Educating Trucking Customers About ELD Requirements

Omnitracs said it has been identifying the required modifications for the electronic logging device (ELD) technology to ensure products comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) final ruling on ELDs. Omnitracs has been educating its customers on the importance of the final ruling, which became effective in mid-January. [...]

FMCSA Scores Removed from Public View. So Now What?

January 25, 2016 By: Donald Jerrell, HNI Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management, Regulations

Late last year, President Obama signed into law the latest highway bill, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or FAST Act. Later that same day, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s FMCSA released the following statement: “Pursuant to the FAST Act of 2015, much of the information previously available on the FMCSA [...]