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Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Technology
Commentary: The Fatal Uber Crash Revisited

Armed with more information, executive contributing editor Rolf Lockwood revisits the fatal crash of an autonomous Uber vehicle in Arizona to determine who...
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance
Fleets: Focus on Drivers for Safety

Hiring the right drivers, supporting them with technology, and keeping them healthy are three winning strategies when it comes to operating a safe fleet....
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
New Canadian Rule Promotes Flexibility in Trailer and Tire Spec'ing

Canadian regulators have made changes to the country's Weights and Dimensions regulations promoting flexibility in tire spec'ing
Categories: Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Trucking Regulations in the Pipeline: Update from NPTC

It took him all of an hour and a half, but Rick Schweitzer, general counsel for the National Private Truck Council, gamely managed to get across the key...
Categories: Connected Fleets, Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Technology
Advanced Safety Tech Annoys Drivers, J.D. Power Finds

A new J.D. Power survey finds car buyer demand for semi-autonomous safety technology is threatened by overbearing alerts that are causing many to disable...
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Security and Safety
Shift Workers Three Times More Susceptible to Crashing

Lack of sleep results in slower reaction time, poor coordination, and less ability to pay attention.
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance
Red-Light Runner Collides With Autonomous Waymo Van

A Waymo self-driving car was involved in a three-vehicle crash on May 4 in a busy shopping district of Chandler, Arizona, that was caused by a red-light...
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance
Congress Completes Hours-of-Service Fix

Special legislation that contains language to fix the legislative glitch that threatened use of a 34-hour restart as part of the hours-of-service rule for...
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance
7 Priceless Parking Lot Safety Tips for Delivery Drivers

When more than 60% of delivery crashes happen in the parking lot, it's time to take action. Follow these seven tips to increase driver safety in parking lots.
Categories: Safety & Compliance

Prime Inc. tackled the issue of sleep deprivation head on last week with a press conference and workshop to help remind truckers and other motorists of the...
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Fuel, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Suspends Rules in 26 States to Help Fuel, Supplies Flow after Harvey

To aid in the effort to bring supplies and fuel to areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the State of...
Categories: Operations, Safety & Compliance
Winter Storm Stella Wreaks Havoc in the Northeast

Winter Storm Stella has hit the Northeast, dumping snow in New England and freezing rain in warmer areas, and causing road closures along the East Coast.
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
Right to Repair Act Gains Bipartisan Support in Senate

Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) introduced the Motor Vehicle Owners Right to Repair Act Thursday
Categories: Safety & Compliance

There has been substantive progress on more than half of 20 critical steps necessary to further reduce highway crashes, according to a new progress report...
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Technology, Telematics
Omnitracs Acquires SmartDrive

Omnitracs is buying SmartDrive, a move the companies say will create a converged, end-to-end platform that optimizes safety, driver productivity, and...
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

A Pennsylvania state representative wants to limit truck drivers and some other kinds of drivers to hands-free mobile phones
Categories: Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Shuts Down Carrier for Safety Violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Las Vegas, -based JDJD Transportation to immediately shut down following a federal investigation...
Categories: Safety & Compliance

North Carolina last week became the 14th state to pass a law banning all drivers from text messaging while driving
Categories: Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Two Charged with Impersonating Transportation Agencies

Two individuals have been charged for allegedly tricking small trucking companies into paying them for federal and state motor carrier registrations by...
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

Three important pieces of legislation supported by the Illinois Department of Transportation aimed at reducing cell phone use while driving and clearing...
Categories: Safety & Compliance
I-270 in Illinois to Temporarily Close for Demolition Work

Due to a planned closure on the morning of Feb. 17, drivers using Interstate 270 in North St. Louis County and Madison County, Ill., are being encouraged to...
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance
NFL Season May Bring Increased Drowsy Driving Risk

A spike in drowsy driving incidents among waste drivers seemed to correspond with the return of the the NFL season, according to video-based technology...
Categories: Safety & Compliance

Nov. 12 – Parents Against Tired Truckers ( is putting on a seminar on driver fatigue next February in California
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week issued rules long wanted by intermodal trucking companies that make the owners/providers of...
Categories: Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
CarriersEdge Now Offers Vehicle Inspection Courses in Spanish

CarriersEdge, a provider of online driver training for the trucking industry, is now offering Vehicle Inspection training courses in Spanish.
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

Two trucking companies working with well-known sleep scientist William C. Dement have put together a fatigue management program they believe can serve as an...
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance
FCA Recalls 2018 Ram Chassis Cab Trucks

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will recall up to 2,457 2018 Ram 4500 and Ram 5500 chassis cab trucks for a potential defect that could result in loss of braking...
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Drivers Must Get New Medical Certificates After Chiropractor Charged with Faking Exams

The FMCSA is notifying drivers who were given medical examinations by Anthony Lefteris that they have 30 days to get a new a Medical Examiner’s Certificate...
Categories: Safety & Compliance

The Texas Department of Public Safety inspected more than 8,000 commercial motor vehicles during a three-day inspection effort earlier this month as part of...
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The proposed Hours of Service rule for truck drivers issued Friday by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is a major setback for highway...
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance
Reducing Liability is Good, but Safety is Primary Goal

The worst time to realize your fleet’s safety program doesn’t measure up is when you’re answering attorneys’ questions in court or at a deposition.
Categories: Safety & Compliance
More States Want Snow/Ice Off Trucks

The word is out from statehouses and state police barracks in states from Pennsylvania to Vermont that for safety’s sake, snow and ice should be cleared off...
Categories: Safety & Compliance
Truck Drivers Crossing Canadian Border Must Wear Masks

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has advised, effective immediately, that all essential workers crossing the Canada-U.S. border must wear a...
Categories: Safety & Compliance

International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa hailed Monday’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that it...
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance
Ford F-650 and F-750 Trucks Recalled for Brakes

The recall, which covers 167 2016 model-year trucks in the U.S., will allow dealers to install a rear air brake chamber replacement.
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation requiring local governments to provide the most up-to-date truck route information for the Illinois Department of...
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The American Trucking Associations has asked the U.S. Department of Energy to consider creating a single national diesel fuel standar
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance
Study: Lane-Keeping Tech Can Help Cut Truck-Accident Costs

Bosch research suggests that advanced driver assistance systems that help keep vehicles in their lane may significantly reduce the costs of accidents...
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released a draft of the first plan it has ever created for freight transportation in the state
Categories: Safety & Compliance

The American Trucking Associations is chalking up a victory in its effort to get more roadside truck parking
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Technology, Telematics
Samsara Launches New AI Dash Cam Features

Three new Samsara AI Dash Cam features are designed to help fleets navigate the challenges of remotely coaching, training, and engaging drivers.
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Safety & Compliance
California Considers Easing Some Emissions Rules

Truckers who don't run a lot of miles in California may get more time to comply with emissions rules.
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
Obama Taps Rep. LaHood for DOT Secretary

President-elect Barack Obama tapped Republican Congressman Ray LaHood of Illinois as his choice for Transportation Secretary, according to news reports
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Officials Hand Out Nearly 39,000 Citations During Safe Driver Week

Nearly double the amount of citations were handed out to commercial drivers during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Operation Safe Driver Week...
Categories: Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Why Insurance Costs are Sky-High

A perfect storm of business conditions has whipped up insurance costs, but applying technology and managing people can help calm the tempest.
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has settled a suit by three trucking associations over information published in the CSA program. The...
Categories: Safety & Compliance
LifeGuard RollTek Seatbelts Offered on New Freightliner Cascadia

LifeGuard Technologies has introduced LifeGuard RollTek side roll protection to the heavy trucking industry, available now on the Freightliner Cascadia...
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The American Trucking Associations has called upon Congress to address the skyrocketing price of fuel as part of ongoing efforts to limit the negative...
Categories: Legal & Legislative, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Autonomous Vehicle Coalition Forms to Educate Public

A diverse group of automakers, non-profits and other industry stakeholders have launched PAVE — a new coalition dedicated to educating the public and...
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Vehicle Research
Ford Recalls Regular Cab F-150 for Seat Belt Issue

Ford Motor Co. is recalling an estimated 1.62 million Ford F-150 regular cab and SuperCrew cab pickups from the 2015 to 2018 model years because the front...

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