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Significant increase in truck crashes post July 1, 2013 HOS rule change

Apr
29,
2015
1

Recent study results from ATRI has confirmed what many professional drivers have been adamantly saying, ” 2013 HOS restart provisions have compromised truck safety” Although there are many issues that drivers and carriers may not agree upon, the Hours-of-Service (HOS) … Continue reading

Industry holds solutions to trucking safety

Nov
17,
2014
5

Regardless of consistent evidence that continually shows that the highest percentage of auto-truck crashes are caused by the driver of the auto, the debate between the trucking industry and regulators rages on as implementing additional regulations upon the industry is … Continue reading

The Absolute Cure for Driver Fatigue

Jul
8,
2014
13

With the most recent FMCSA mandated 30-minute break requirement for Class A CDL drivers, the continual attempt to control truck driver fatigue is ongoing. Although one fatal crash is too many, studies by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has … Continue reading

Added Regulations No Answer for Truck Driver Fatigue

Jun
12,
2014
10

By: Allen Smith The recent fatal crash in New Jersey involving Wal-Mart truck driver, Kevin Roper has gained attention by anti-trucking and safety advocacy groups who believe that the industry still does not have enough regulations placed on drivers. Although … Continue reading

3 parts of your truck that play an important role

Oct
9,
2013
0

You may feel like you know your truck inside out, but it’s extremely vital that you recognize the importance of some of the smallest, and seemingly insignificant parts of your vehicle. There are some things in your truck that you … Continue reading

FMCSA making major changes to CSA program

Aug
30,
2012
1

  By: Richard Wilson Regulatory Compliance Manager Tran Services Trans Products The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will be incorporating major changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, effective December, 2012. Among the changes planned for full launch … Continue reading

Truck Driver Stands Firm on OSHA Rights, Awarded $190,000

Mar
7,
2012
0

Professional truck drivers are finally beginning to do something that they have not done for a very long time . . . exercising their rights under employment law.  I have often written about and discussed the rights that truckers have, if … Continue reading

Regulatory Safety Violations Catching Up with Trucking Firms

Feb
8,
2012
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For years, trucking companies have been pushing their drivers beyond the federally mandated hours of service rule, not to mention other various violations such as poorly maintained equipment and running over the maximum weight allowed. These types of infractions have … Continue reading

Trucking Safety Violations Bring Steep Fines

Jan
14,
2012
6

On Tuesday, January 3rd, the newest federal law went into effect banning the use of cell phones by truckers while driving and with it . . . came steep fines. The FMCSA is stepping up its enforcement against motor carriers … Continue reading

Motor Carrier Safety Department is in Name Only

Aug
10,
2011
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Through out the U. S. trucking industry, safety is the word that continues to draw attention as the top priority for motor carriers.  The FMCSA is responsible for establishing the safety guidelines that all trucking companies must follow. Due to … Continue reading

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