CCJ Top 250
Safety & Compliance: Page 2
TikTok could be a useful recruitment tool for trucking companies
The popular video app features content across a wide spectrum of interests, even trucking, and it could be a great tool for educating people about driving and interacting safely with tractor trailers on the road and the trucking lifestyle.
May 10, 2022
Industry sounds off on speed limiter, voices concern over potential spike in road rage
Trucking stakeholders express concern over speed limiters' potential to decrease highway safety.
May 9, 2022
FMCSA speed limiter proposal leans on trucks' ECU
The ECU manages everything from the mixture of air and fuel to idle speeds and valve control and timing, and it soon could be a key piece of regulatory compliance.
May 6, 2022
Proper wheel end play the difference in bearing life and loose wheels
Pre-adjusted wheel end systems are intended to be locked down and secured based on the tolerance stack ups of components inside the system.
February 18, 2020
New Texas border inspection directive slowing cross-border operations
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, in an effort to increase border security, ordered the Texas DPS to conduct enhanced inspections at border crossings. The result has been increased border crossing wait times and even protests in Mexico, closing one crossing.
April 13, 2022
DOT could expand drug testing options
DOT eyes allowing oral fluid drug testing in lieu of urine testing.
February 28, 2022
FMCSA's safety ratings trend negative: A majority issued in 2021 were Conditional
In 2021, in stark contrast to most recent years, a majority of all audits that concluded with a safety rating ended with the carrier getting a Conditional rating. Ratings and audits continued to decline, with Satisfactory ratings in ever-shorter supply.
February 10, 2022
OSHA withdraws vaccine, COVID testing mandate
While SCOTUS's ruling against the vaccine mandate this month was a blow to the mandate, OSHA's formal withdrawal of its ETS effectively puts the issue to bed.
January 25, 2022
DOT tasks its COVID response and recovery boss to lead FMCSA
Robin Hutcheson has been named Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, taking over the role vacated by the departure of Meera Joshi earlier this month.
January 19, 2022
Rear impact guard now part of annual truck inspection
Carriers that fail to pass inspection next month could be fined almost $16,000 and drivers almost $4,000.
November 15, 2021
ELD compliance at stake with 3G sunsetting just months away
FMCSA is warning fleets to act fast to make sure their ELDs are not reliant on 3G cell networks with sunsetting beginning in February. In addition to ELDs, carriers' telematics and camera systems could also be affected by the 3G shutdown.
November 5, 2021
Vax mandate catches truck drivers in jurisdiction crossfire between OSHA and DOT
Attorneys say OTR drivers wouldn't be subject to OSHA's vaccine mandate, but rules could change once they step out of the truck or enter a building.
November 4, 2021
Biden's vaccine mandate up against 'extremely difficult' challenge, attorneys say
Emergency Temporary Standards from Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) don't always hold up in court, and where disease is considered the hazard, President Biden is expected to have an 'extremely difficult' challenge defending his COVID mandate.
October 27, 2021
ATA files formal request for truck driver exemption from possible vax mandate
ATA boss Chris Spear asked the White House Thursday for provisions exempting truck drivers and fleets with government contracts from a potential vaccine and COVID test mandate.
October 21, 2021
Cummins partnering with driverless tech upstart | FleetPride adds parts ordering function to website
Cummins, Locomation ink joint testing, integration deal. Also: FleetPride beefs up its website to now include order capabilities; Driverless tech company Aurora debuts subscription service.
October 14, 2021
ISAAC Instruments, Trimble now included in Transport Canada's list of certified ELDs
The companies are just the fifth and sixth to receive certification by an accredited third-party company that verifies compliance with the mandate’s technical standards.
October 13, 2021
OSHA sends vax mandate rule to White House for review, trucking vows fight
TCA, ATA voice concerns to the Biden administration over what a vaccine mandate could do to the supply chain as a whole, impracticalities of enforcement.
October 13, 2021
Tech platform speeds up roadside inspections by 50%
Digitally pre-populating the digital form slashes the time it takes to conduct commercial vehicle inspections by up to 50% while improving accuracy and safety.
October 12, 2021
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ATA's Spear talks congestion, driver shortage, more at Congressional hearing
ATA President and CEO was on a panel of industry reps during a hearing Wednesday of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Spear outlined some of trucking's biggest headwinds, including highway congestion, parking and more.
Freightliner debuts second SuperTruck
FirstFleet creates nextgen in-cab driver experience
Trucksmiths embracing change
Pay and benefits
Pay a top factor for driver turnover but 'not always an amount issue'
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