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The impact of COVID on trucking safety regulations
FMCSA's COVID-19 emergency declaration, which waives Part 395.3 (maximum driving time) of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for carriers providing emergency relief related to the pandemic, expires at the end of this month.
February 22, 2022
Experts say understanding data, operationalizing safety are best practices in preventing nuclear verdicts
The average size of crash-related verdicts has increased by nearly 1,000% since 2010, and the number of cases between 2012 and 2019 grew by 335% compared to the previous six years.
February 15, 2022
FMCSA Clearinghouse drug violations up 10% in 2021
FMCSA's monthly Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse report revealed a 10.2% year-over-year increase in drug violations reported to the database.
February 8, 2022
Financial incentives almost always overrule safety instincts
Paper Transport driver Jeff Clark parked his rig and avoided a massive pile up whole countless others just like him didn't.
December 27, 2021
Analysis: Truck parking more troublesome in the Eastern U.S. than west
According to truck parking data analysis by TruckerPath, truck parking tends to be more crowded on the East Coast than the West Coast, and data suggests that it gets more full later.
December 1, 2021
Parking after dark: Chain truck stops fill up earlier, more often than independents
Parking at chain truck stops tends to fill up earlier and more often than independent truck stops.
September 25, 2021
CCJ Innovator: Prime leans on social media to grow reach of driver meeting
Rather than allow its drivers meeting to become a COVID casualty, Prime sought to figure out a new contactless path.
September 1, 2021
Watch, coach & delete: Using data to fight off accident verdicts
Carriers should implement data management policies that provide "systematic and orderly ways of getting rid of data that's no longer legally required or necessary for the active management of the driver."
August 25, 2021
To wear a mask, or not to wear a mask?
As COVID Delta cases rise, some experts are pushing for mask wearing regardless of vaccination status while others say masks should only apply to the unvaccinated.
July 23, 2021
Legal or not, the DOT has thoughts on marijuana use
As the push to decriminalize marijuana continues, will it matter to the DOT?
May 10, 2021
eCommerce boom presents safety and wellness challenges for drivers
As more consumers turned to eCommerce for safety and convenience, its heightened popularity put a strain on the trucking industry as truck drivers were tasked with delivering more goods at a faster rate.
April 14, 2021
Too much time, too little action on hair testing
As part of the FAST Act of 2015, Congress authorized DOT to recognize hair testing, in lieu of a urine test, for pre-employment and random testing of commercial truck drivers.
April 5, 2021
Flatbedder gets creative to prevent workplace falls
The system meets DOT requirements for a fixed feature. It can be left up when traveling down the road but not for cargo securement.
April 3, 2021
New technology helps fleets button up safety data
Managing safety data from a single location can help office staff be more efficient and prevent oversights and costly mistakes.
April 1, 2021
Drivers, fleets choosing camera system over mirrors
Switching from mirrors to the camera-based MirrorEye system can be tough at first but drivers and fleets are becoming increasingly impressed with the greater field of view and safety the system affords.
March 29, 2021
XPO embraces VR as 'the way of training of the future'
In LTL, VR is used to train XPO cross-dock workers on the optimal method of loading freight for delivery.
February 28, 2021
What are the most dangerous cities -- and days -- for truckers?
A 2020 report by Lytx reveals the riskiest states, cities and roadways along with the riskiest days, times and trends in driving behaviors.
February 10, 2021
Civil unrest can put drivers and protesters at a literal crossroad
Critics say 'defund the police' has empowered protestors to continue to take to the streets and highways in the Northwest where they've disrupted commerce and destroyed property.
February 3, 2021
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Setting up a preventive maintenance workflow
As a fleet manager, implementing a preventive maintenance solution can be one of the most effective ways to improve productivity, efficiency and safety.
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ATA's Spear talks congestion, driver shortage, more at Congressional hearing
Freightliner debuts second SuperTruck
FirstFleet creates nextgen in-cab driver experience
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