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04.29.16

NHTSA Newsletter Provides Safety Tips for Sharing Road with Large Trucks

Nearly 4,000 Americans die every year in accidents involving large commercial trucks, the vast majority of whom are the occupants of other vehicles. In a recent Safety in Numbers newsletter (www.nhtsa.gov/nhtsa/Safety1nNum3ers/july2015/S1N-LargeTrucks-July2015_812186.pdf), the United States Department of Transportation’s National …

04.19.16

FMCSA Redefines “High-Risk” Carrier after Rebuke from NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently announced that a deadly truck accident was the result of driver fatigue and a high-risk motor carrier’s deficient safety procedures. The NTSB criticized the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for “inadequate safety …

04.4.16

Commercial Truck No-Zones

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) created the “Share the Road” Program to educate the driving public about how to safely share the road with trucks and buses. One goal of that program was to increase awareness of No-Zones, …

02.18.16

Electronic Logging Devices Required for Commercial Truck Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently adopted a Final Rule requiring the use of electronic logging devices (ELD) instead of hand-recorded on-duty/off-duty logs for commercial truck drivers (https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/docs/FMCSA-ELD-Final-Rule_12-10-2015.pdf). The new rule is expected to improve roadway …

01.26.16

Highway Bill Lowers Minimum Age for Interstate Truckers

A $305 billion highway bill passed by Congress in December lowered the minimum age for interstate commercial truck drivers from 21 to 18, but only for veterans and current military members and reservists. The bill rejected a proposal to lower …

12.22.15

Industry Seeks Relaxed Regulations for Large Commercial Trucks

An article last month in The Kansas City Star highlighted the trucking industry’s recent efforts to loosen restrictions on trucking companies and their drivers. In Rules for big rigs spark big spending, Brian Joseph of Fair Warning, a nonprofit …

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