Monthly Archives: January 2016

Is it Safe to Pass a Snow Plow?

At least 17 people, from North Carolina to New York, have already died in the winter blizzard of 2016. However, the U.S. isn’t the only region battling the snow and taking it seriously. Recently, under Ontario, Canada’s “Highway Traffic Act,” … Continue reading

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FMCSA Launches Online Unified Registration System Aimed at Boosting Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched the Unified Registration System (URS), a new, simplified, online registration process. It will be used by truck and bus companies, freight forwarders, brokers, intermodal equipment providers, and cargo tank manufacturing, inspection and repair … Continue reading

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Trucking Industry to Benefit from Driverless Car Push

The future of driverless trucks is inching closer to reality. This is largely due, in part, to the aggressive push being made for autonomous cars. According to Wolfgang Bernard with Diamler, by the time federal laws are implemented and regulation … Continue reading

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How long will FMCSA Keep CSA Scores from Public View?

The FMCSA recently wasted little time in getting rid of Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scores from public view after President Obama signed the Highway Transportation Bill into law earlier this month. “As of Dec. 4, 2015, pursuant to the FAST Act … Continue reading

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FMCSA Proposes New Rule for Determining Safety Fitness of Motor Carriers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced a rulemaking proposal designed to enhance the agency’s ability to identify non-compliant motor carriers. What it is The Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) … Continue reading

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FMCSA Reduces Drug Testing Rate by 25 Percent

Last month, the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration announced it will lower the 2016 minimum random drug testing rate for commercial drivers’ license holders to 25% from 50% annually. The new rule took effect on January 1st of this year. Under … Continue reading

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18-Wheeler Crashes into South Carolina Burger King

According to North Augusta, South Carolina Public Safety Officers, an 18-wheeler crashed into a local Burger King as restaurant employees were preparing to serve breakfast to customers recently. Fortunately, no one was injured during the crash. Authorities say the trucker, Kenneth … Continue reading

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What’s next for the Wal-Mart driver indicted in the Tracy Morgan crash?

The Wal-mart trucker involved in last year’s deadly crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that severely injured SNL alumni and comedian Tracy Morgan has been indicted on criminal charges. The driver, Kevin Roper, has been charged with aggravated manslaughter, vehicular … Continue reading

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