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    • 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 […]

    • NTSB Faults FMCSA for Deadly Semi Crash

      NTSB Faults FMCSA for Deadly Semi Crash

      The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was publicly criticized by the National Transportation Safety Board recently for “inadequate safety oversight of high­risk carriers” after an investigation of a fatal crash in Illinois in which fatigue was blamed. The criticism comes […]

    • March 20-26, 2016 is ‘Poison Prevention Week’ Nationwide

      March 20-26, 2016 is ‘Poison Prevention Week’ Nationwide

      Unintentional poisoning hazards span a lifetime but preventing poisoning can take only moments. In 2014, about 2.2 million calls were placed to the Poison Help Line (800-222-1222) from people coming into contact with dangerous or potentially dangerous substances. According to […]

    • FHA Makes U-Turn on Highway Sign Font Choice

      FHA Makes U-Turn on Highway Sign Font Choice

      Most drivers read highway signs (or should), but few are likely paying attention to the font type that is used on them. The Federal Highway Administration has been experimenting with the use of the font “Clearview,” on some highway signs […]

    • Trailer Side Guards Make Difference Between Life and Death for Cyclists and Pedestrians

      Trailer Side Guards Make Difference Between Life and Death for Cyclists and Pedestrians

      There’s a growing movement in U.S. cities to adopt a simple truck retrofit, one already in use in much of the world, which could potentially save the lives of thousands of bicyclists and pedestrians who share the roads with tractor […]

    • Federal Study: Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and Large Trucks Don’t Mix

      Federal Study: Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and Large Trucks Don’t Mix

      Fatalities among pedestrians and bicyclists in collisions with large trucks increased at a faster rate than the overall truck-related crash fatalities recorded from 2009 to 2013, according to a federal study.  From the report, pedestrian fatalities in crashes with large […]