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Mandatory Speed Limiters Under Consideration Once Again
Supreme Court Stays OSHA Vaccine-or-Test Mandate

Supreme Court Stays OSHA Vaccine-or-Test Mandate

The Supreme Court on Jan. 13 halted enforcement of a controversial emergency rule that would have required business with more than 100 employees to require workers to have COVID-19 vaccines or else undergo weekly testing.

January 13, 2022

Marijuana Use Top Finding in First Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Report
Non-Preventable Crashes Will No Longer Be Counted Against Trucking Companies
DOT Issues Guidance on Drug and Alcohol Testing During COVID-19 Pandemic
FMCSA Expands Coronavirus Hours-of-Service Exemptions

FMCSA Expands Coronavirus Hours-of-Service Exemptions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration added fuel and other items to an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

March 18, 2020

FMCSA Doubles Random Drug-Testing Percentage for 2020

FMCSA Doubles Random Drug-Testing Percentage for 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is doubling the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substance testing for commercial motor vehicle drivers, from 25% to 50% percent, effective Jan. 1.

December 27, 2019

Panel Explores Legalized Marijuana Impacts on Trucking Industry

Panel Explores Legalized Marijuana Impacts on Trucking Industry

Trucking is caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to marijuana, between public opinion and increasingly liberal state laws on cannabis use on one hand, and a federal government that classifies marijuana as one of the most dangerous illegal drugs on the other.

October 28, 2018

Telematics Offer Room for Improvement Beyond ELDs, Survey Finds

Telematics Offer Room for Improvement Beyond ELDs, Survey Finds

With the electronic logging device mandate top of mind this year, other potential uses of in-cab telematics may be overlooked, indicates a survey by ELD and telematics provider Teletrac Navman, even as many fleets are expanding in a booming freight environment.

August 30, 2018

Collision Avoidance May Have Lessened Truck Crash Damage

Collision Avoidance May Have Lessened Truck Crash Damage

A collision avoidance system might have prevented or lessened the severity of a 2016 crash between a tractor-trailer and an SUV that killed six people and injured five, according to a new report from the National Transportation Safety Board.

March 14, 2018

ELD Violations Won't Count Against CSA Scores During Transition Period

ELD Violations Won't Count Against CSA Scores During Transition Period

Federal officials have taken another step to make the transition to mandatory electronic devices less painful. If drivers are cited at roadside for not complying with the ELD rule come the Dec. 18 deadline, the citation will be a “no points cite” that will not affect the Safety Measurement System that feeds into CSA scores – until April 1.

November 15, 2017

More Than Half of Small Fleets Not ELD Compliant

More Than Half of Small Fleets Not ELD Compliant

With less than six weeks until the Dec. 18 deadline for fleets to install mandatory electronic logging devices, it looks like there will still be a lot of smaller fleets who will be at risk for citations and fines – or who will give up on the industry altogether.

November 8, 2017

CVSA to Take Phased-In Approach to ELD Mandate

CVSA to Take Phased-In Approach to ELD Mandate

The nation’s commercial vehicle enforcement officials say there’s no reason to delay the December start date for the electronic logging device mandate – but they will delay implementing out-of-service criteria related to ELDs until April 1, 2018.

August 28, 2017

Tesla AutoPilot Crash Investigation Yields Autonomous Tech Insights

Tesla AutoPilot Crash Investigation Yields Autonomous Tech Insights

The government has closed its investigation into a fatal crash between a Tesla on AutoPilot and a tractor-trailer that raised questions about the safety of autonomous vehicles, and the report offers a number of insights into the advanced driver assist technologies on the path to “self-driving” vehicles.

January 20, 2017

Distracted Driving Kicks Off Fleet Safety Conference

Distracted Driving Kicks Off Fleet Safety Conference

SCHAUMBURG, IL -- The annual Fleet Safety Conference kicked off Tuesday with an opening keynote address by Mike Pitcher, president and CEO of LeasePlan USA, took a look at changing corporate safety culture, specifically talking about his company's adoption of a no-cell-phone ban.

July 22, 2014

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