Archive for the ‘Road Rules’ Category

Safety Site Sneak Peek

Posted on: November 15th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

FMCSA previews new SMS website Based on stakeholder feedback regarding the current Safety Measurement System (SMS) website, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently [...]

Truck Crashes Increase, Long-Term Trend Down

Posted on: November 8th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Although the number of truck-involved crashes increased slightly in 2011 (the most recent data available), that number has dropped dramatically over the last decade. According [...]

Road Rules | Whodunit?

Posted on: November 1st, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

CCJ Infographic Charts Cause Of Accidents What is the biggest highway safety threat? Our sister publication, Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ) lays out the answers in [...]

Road Rules | Hurry up & wait

Posted on: October 25th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

HOS rules focus attention on cost of driver detention With the HOS rules’ 14-hour on-duty limit and ever-tightening competition in the trucking industry, fresh attention [...]

Road Rules | Detour Ahead

Posted on: October 18th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Decaying Highway Network Increases Transportation Costs If we can’t rely on the government agencies that collect our road use taxes to perform the most basic [...]

Giant Wind Turbines: Can You Haul it?

Posted on: October 17th, 2013 by Josh Grammer No Comments

Are oversized loads your cup of tea? Well, hats off to you if you have ever dealt with steep regulations and a weight limit that [...]

Apnea Gets Formal

Posted on: October 11th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

House & Senate Pass Apnea Regulation Bill Unanimously Although the FMCSA has already stated its intent to use the formal rulemaking process to address the [...]

Not So Fast On Apnea Regs

Posted on: October 4th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

FMCSA Shifts Gears To Formal Rulemaking Process On Apnea    Last month, it looked as though the FMCSA was about to address sleep apnea through its [...]

Inspections show driver improvement

Posted on: September 27th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Roadcheck 2013 results better, still room to improve When the CVSA conducted its annual Roadcheck safety blitz earlier this year, more than 73,000 trucks were [...]

FET not the way to balanced budget

Posted on: September 20th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

As Congress prepares to wade back into the battle of the budget, a faint glimmer of sanity has emerged in the form of a House [...]

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