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FMCSA tells states to ban drivers with drug, alcohol strikes
The agency will begin requiring states to downgrade the licenses of drivers who have a positive drug or alcohol test that lands them in the Clearinghouse, while also prohibiting states from making certain CDL transactions for drivers in the database.
October 6, 2021
Joshi confirmation hearing is Wednesday, set to lead FMCSA
Industry stakeholders voice support for her nomination.
September 20, 2021
Safety & Compliance
The intensity of brakes, other vehicle enforcement is highest in these states
What's your guess for the state most prone to hand out the highest rate of violations in any inspection? What about brake violations, a big focus of next week's nationwide brake-blitz? Find out what the numbers say here.
August 20, 2021
Safety & Compliance
FMCSA looks to expand definition, mounting position of vehicle safety tech
FMCSA proposes to amend its regs to allow lower mounting of vehicle safety tech. Also, Yokohama Tire Corporation will implement a price increase next month; WEL Companies (CCJ Top 250, No. 178) is increasing driver pay for the second time this year.
July 6, 2021
Set and follow best practices to lower light and HOS infractions
This year's Roadcheck takes place May 4-6 with an emphasis on lighting, the 'number one vehicle violation' and hours-of-service which continue to rank as the top cause for out-of-service driver violations. CCJ talked with experts about both.
April 29, 2021
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Support mounts for under-21 interstate drivers
In order to qualify for the proposed apprenticeship program, candidates must complete at least 400 hours of additional training.
April 14, 2021
Highway safety makes up half of NTSB's annual 'Most Wanted' list
Among the agency's 10 initiatives was eliminating speed-related crashes; protecting vulnerable road users; preventing impaired driving; requiring collision-avoidance tech and eliminating distracted driving.
April 7, 2021
Law enforcement: Expect more truck inspections this year over last
The number of roadside truck inspections dropped considerably during the first year of COVID, but now that vaccinations are on the rise and states continue to end restrictions, inspections are forecast to grow back to pre-COVID levels.
March 17, 2021
Small-fleet owner banned from operating by FMCSA after multiple violations
The owner of two small Montana-based trucking companies was effectively shut down after allowing a 16-year-old to drive a truck across state lines, among other safety violations. Also: HHG mover pleads guilty to scam conspiracy.
February 11, 2021
Carriers increasingly under remote scrutiny by investigators
As with many other pandemic-driven aspects of the world that developed in 2020, the U.S. DOT and its state enforcement partners turned to remote options to conduct safety audits of trucking companies.
February 8, 2021
Annual Roadcheck inspection blitz to focus on lighting, HOS compliance
CVSA's International Roadcheck will be held May 4-6, and inspectors will give special focus to lighting systems and drivers' hours of service. Also: TFI announces another acquisition; Henniff purchases Canadian liquid bulk carrier.
February 3, 2021
Trucking is a dangerous job ... and it's our own fault
Regardless of how hard a customer pushes us for an aggressive delivery timetable, we cannot permit shortcuts or unduly pressure drivers.
January 14, 2021
Early ELD analysis shows uptick in certain HOS violations since new regs, dip in 30-min. break flags
A before-and-after analysis of driver logbook data by EROAD shows the preliminary impacts of the FMCSA revised hours-of-service rule. See CCJ for details.
November 18, 2020
Channeling safety: Fleets change data strategies to reduce risk
How have events in 2020 acted as a catalyst for fleets to revisit their data strategies for driver safety and FMCSA compliance? Read CCJ to find out.
November 16, 2020
PSP reports and their value to fleets
Pulling PSP reports is an affordable way to go above and beyond what is required for safety, and while it may seem like enough of a challenge to simply keep up with the minimum requirements for compliance, I try my best to go the extra mile when possible to keep our safety record in good condition.
November 9, 2020
To help smooth inspections, Omnitracs and EROAD help update guidelines on ELDs records transfers
The companies' efforts have resulted in an updated CVSA’s Inspection Bulletin on U.S. Electronic Logging Devices. Find out more information here on CCJ.
October 28, 2020
Drivers on many days might be able to skip 30-minute break under new HOS regs
Under the new FMCSA hours of service regulations, the mandatory 30-minute break can be taken during any status that isn't on-duty driving. Details on CCJ.
September 28, 2020
Starting next week, drivers will be able to pause their 14-hour clock under new HOS regs — here’s how
The updated hours of service rule will offer drivers the option to pause their 14-hour on-duty clocks for periods of several hours per shift. Details on CCJ.
September 21, 2020
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Ryder confirms takeover bid
HG Vora already owns a roughly 10% stake in Ryder and is offering $4.4 billion for the rest.
Fleets use smart compliance tech to improve efficiency
Kodiak Robotics clears significant 'driverless' hurdle with fallback system demo
TikTok could be a useful recruitment tool for trucking companies
Telematics help fleets reduce fuel costs
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