In November, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published the final “driver coercion” rule designed to protect commercial truck drivers from being pressured or coerced to violate the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Click here for more information.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it is reducing the number of random drug tests required for carriers to conduct in 2016. FMCSA said it will lower the rate for random controlled substances testing from the current rate of 50 percent of the average number of driver positions to 25 percent, effecting Jan. […]
Ohio enacts HB 71, which prohibits motor carrier transportation contacts from indemnifying, defending, or holding harmless the promisee from or against any liability for loss or damage resulting from the negligence or intentional acts or omissions of the promissee. HB 71 was signed by the governor on December 22, 2015 and is effective on or […]
ATRI recently released the latest findings of its annual truck bottleneck listing. The 2015 Congestion Impact Analysis of Freight-Significant Highway Locations, which assesses the level of truck-oriented congestion at 250 locations on the national highway system, uses several customized software applications and analysis methods, along with terabytes of data from trucking operations to produce a […]
The hours-of-service restart rules for truck drivers likely will remain suspended through February, a few months longer than expected. An update by trucking regulators on the status of a congressionally mandated study of the restart rules indicated that the completed study likely will reach Congress by mid-February, instead of next month. Click here for more […]
Arthur Cage, a professional driver for YRC Freight passed a very significant milestone this fall. Cage broke his company’s record and has logged over six million miles in his 42 year-career accident free. According to Transport Topics, not only did he overshoot the company record by 2 million miles, but this record is one of […]
Safety is the responsibility of every member of your company, not just the drivers and the safety director. Everyone from the dispatcher to the owner plays a crucial role in keeping America’s roads safe. By educating each member of your team on how they can work together to prevent crashes, you can eliminate unnecessary property […]
The temperature is dropping and it is only a matter of time until that will result in snow and ice. Attached is a Winter Driving Safety Bulletin from truck insurer National Casualty/ Scottsdale to review and share with your drivers Darling says. Click here for more information.
A specially decaled Kenworth T680 undertakes an important mission this fall – transporting this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree some 3,000 miles to 10 community celebrations en route to the tree-lighting event in Washington, D.C. The Kenworth T680’s decal design was unveiled Oct. 12 in advance of the Oct. 27 tree-cutting of the 2015 Capitol […]
Test your knowledge of preventing crashes with this crossword puzzle. Or hand the puzzle out to your drivers at your next safety meeting. If you are looking for more of a challenge, cover up the word bank! Click here for Crossword Puzzle