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    • Why “Distracted Walking” Is a Real Issue and One that We Should All Worry About

      Why “Distracted Walking” Is a Real Issue and One that We Should All Worry About

      There is little doubt that distracted driving is a serious problem that’s growing at an exponential rate in today’s smartphone-addicted society. Numerous organizations and government entities are feverishly attempting to curtail the dangerous trend… to little avail. Yet, those who […]

    • Mexican Trucks in the U.S. Could Be More Problematic than Most Think

      Mexican Trucks in the U.S. Could Be More Problematic than Most Think

        A legal battle over allowing Mexico-based Carriers to operate in the U.S. might be drawing to a close, as The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit stated recently that it would be unable to reverse a […]

    • Federal Mandate for Truck Speed Limiters Continues to Stall

      Federal Mandate for Truck Speed Limiters Continues to Stall

      In September of 2016, a regulation was proposed by U.S. officials that would require some type of speed-limiting device on all tractor-trailer rigs. While many large motor carriers already use speed limiters in an effort to improve safety and fuel […]

    • Slow Turning: When Will the Government Require Automatic Emergency Braking for Trucks?

      Slow Turning: When Will the Government Require Automatic Emergency Braking for Trucks?

      More than two years ago, a number of agencies petitioned the DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to mandate that all new trucks sold in the U.S. were to be equipped with automatic emergency braking (AEB). In May 2015, […]

    • Making Roads Safer for Cyclists

      Making Roads Safer for Cyclists

      What will it take to make roads safe for cyclists: is it dedicated bike lanes? Better driver education? A “complete streets” approach to communities? According to Ohio state legislators, it will take at least three feet. Starting with House Bill […]

    • Senate Lawmakers OK 73-Hour Work Week For Truckers

      Senate Lawmakers OK 73-Hour Work Week For Truckers

      Driver fatigue is a leading factor in truck crashes that kill about 4,000 Americans and injure 100,000 more each year. Of course, that’s why it’ so crucial that truckers take time to rest and recover. Otherwise, they risk putting themselves […]

    • FMCSA Releases Latest Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts Report

      FMCSA Releases Latest Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts Report

      The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today released “Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts, 2014.” This recurring annual report contains descriptive statistics about crashes involving large trucks and buses that caused fatalities, injuries, or property damage. For comparative purposes, […]

    • FMCSA: Roadside Inspections and Traffic Enforcement Activities Saved Nearly 500 Lives in 2012

      FMCSA: Roadside Inspections and Traffic Enforcement Activities Saved Nearly 500 Lives in 2012

      The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently released an annual analysis that claims to demonstrate the effectiveness of roadside safety inspection and traffic enforcement programs. “Over the last several decades, we’ve made tremendous strides in reducing […]

    • Volvo Recalls Over 15,000 Trucks with Faulty Steering

      Volvo Recalls Over 15,000 Trucks with Faulty Steering

      Volvo trucks that were subject to a recall two weeks ago are now in worse shape—the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared today that they are so unsafe that they must be taken off the road immediately. Volvo is recalling […]

    • CVSA Wants Hours of Service and Other Exemptions Scaled Back

      CVSA Wants Hours of Service and Other Exemptions Scaled Back

      CVSA Wants HOS and Other Exemptions Scaled Back According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the increasing number of regulatory exemptions approved by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is causing major confusion in enforcement by roadside inspectors. In a […]