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Study: CSA Scores Improve 15% When Non-Preventable Crashes Removed

November 23, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations, Safety
While Traffic Fatalities Declined Last Year, 2015 Not Faring So Well

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)  last week released its latest CSA research, called Assessing the Impact of Non-Preventable Crashes on CSA Scores. Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve commercial truck safety. It introduces a new enforcement and compliance model that allows FMCSA [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

FMCSA Hosts Webinar on Truck Crashes Involving Pedestrians, Cyclists

November 12, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in support of the Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets, is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, Nov.18, to examine large truck crash fatalities involving pedestrians and bicyclists. In addition to presenting new research findings, the webinar will include a model case-study [...]

HireRight Offers Portable Sleep Apnea Test for Truck Drivers on the Road

November 6, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety, Technology
HireRight Offers Portable Sleep Apnea Test for Truck Drivers on the Road

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 72,000 motor vehicle accidents and 800 deaths were caused in 2013 by driver fatigue. And among the causes of driver fatigue is untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In fact, it’s estimated that almost one in three truck drivers have [...]

Meritor and PSI Build Millionth Meritor Tire Inflation System

November 5, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety, Technology
Meritor and PSI Build Millionth Meritor Tire Inflation System

Meritor Inc. and Pressure Systems International (PSI) celebrated a milestone this week when the millionth Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by PSI rolled off the assembly line. As part of the celebration, 31 different trailers from Meritor’s fleet customers will be equipped with a part from the millionth MTIS by [...]

HireRight Named as Trucking Organization’s First Corporate Partner

November 4, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Regulations

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has named HireRight as the first ATA Corporate Partner, in recognition of its long-term commitment to ATA and the trucking industry. “Having good quality, safety-conscious drivers is essential to the success of our motor carriers,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “For 30 years, [...]

Omnitracs Accident Severity Model Based on 208,000 Truck Crashes

November 3, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety, Technology
Omnitracs Accident Severity Model Based on 208,000 Truck Crashes

Omnitracs this week introduced its Accident Severity Model to take the data collected via hours of service (HOS) applications and use it to proactively manage risk. Designed for any truck fleet using an electronic HOS management system, regardless of size, Omnitracs’ Accident Severity Model identifies the highest risk drivers who [...]

FMCSA Terms Georgia Truck Driver an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

November 3, 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 Georgia-licensed truck driver Matthew Jason Boozer to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. An FMCSA investigation revealed that Boozer is medically unqualified [...]

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 [...]