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March 28, 2012

New Study Finds Significant Safety Benefits of Limiting Truck Speeds

ARLINGTON, VA - New research released this week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) confirms the clear safety benefits of using technology to electronically govern and limit the top speed of commercial trucks.

March 28, 2012

Cell Control Offers Distracted Driving Solution for CMVs

BATON ROUGE, LA - Cellcontrol has now released a solution that prevents texting while driving, e-mailing, browsing and phone usage in Class A vehicles such as heavy trucks, buses, and other large vehicles.

February 29, 2012

Transportation Expert: CSA Reduces Crashes, but Increases Vicarious Liability

ANN ARBOR, MI - A University of Michigan study recently concluded that the Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) initiative launched by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has done its job - making the highways safer. But, it has come with some unintended consequences, according to a former FMCSA inspector.

February 29, 2012

AlertDriving Launches CSA Program for Commercial & Medium-Duty Vocational Trucks

TORONTO - AlertDriving announced the release of its Compliance, Safety & Accountability (CSA) training program. Created specifically for commercial and medium-duty vocational truck drivers, this new seven module training package has been designed to reduce the risk of drivers committing violations under CSA regulations.

February 24, 2012

Large Trucks Face Weight of Compliance Mandates in 2012

MT. LAUREL, NJ - Last year served as a warning for fleets with large trucks to get ready for the significant compliance changes taking place in 2012 as mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010).

February 15, 2012

New Survey Gauges Industry Reaction to FMCSA Cell Phone Restrictions for Interstate Truck and Bus Drivers

RESTON, VA - The number of commercial fleet operators that have adopted written policies pertaining to employee use of cell phones while driving on-the-job has increased 31 percent in the past nine months.

February 15, 2012

ATA Asks Federal Court to Review Flawed Hours-of-Service Rule

ARLINGTON, VA - The American Trucking Associations filed a petition with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Feb. 14, asking the court to review the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's recently published final rule changing the hours-of-service regulations for commercial truck drivers.

February 8, 2012

U & D Service Declared an Imminent Hazard and Ordered to Immediately Cease All Operations

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's FMCSA has ordered U & D Service, Inc. of Indianapolis, Ind., to immediately cease all transportation services in or affecting interstate commerce, declaring the commercial truck company an "imminent hazard" to public safety.

December 28, 2011

ATA Says Final Hours-of-Service Rule Will Put More Trucks on Roads During Peak Traffic

ARLINGTON, VA –The American Trucking Associations (ATA) released a statement last week that expressed its frustration and disappointment over the final FMCSA rule governing hours of service for truck drivers.

November 16, 2011

FMCSA Declares Maryland Trucking Company 'Imminent Hazard to the Public'

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Maryland-based Gunthers Transport, LLC an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered the trucking company to immediately cease all transportation services.

April 5, 2011

ATA Points Out Outdated Rules to DOT

ARLINGTON, VA - Responding to President Obama's call to help reduce the regulatory burden on U.S. businesses, American Trucking Associations (ATA) highlighted nine outdated, obsolete, or onerous rules that the Department of Transportation should reconsider.

January 5, 2011

Changes Proposed for Driver Hours-of-Service Rules

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Dec. 23 issued a regulatory proposal that would revise hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for commercial truck drivers.

December 13, 2010

Legal Motion Seeks to Halt Public Release of CSA 2010 Data

Concern about vicarious liability lawsuits resulting from the public release of Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010 data prompted a legal motion to be filed on Nov. 29 with the U.S. Court of Appeals by three trucking associations, representing 3,000 privately owned fleets. The motion seeks a permanent injuction to the public release of CSA 2010 data with percentile ranking by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

November 30, 2010

Verizon Offers Fleets XATA Turnpike Solution to Support CSA 2010 Compliance

BASKING RIDGE, NJ and MINNEAPOLIS - Verizon Wireless announced that the XATA Turnpike fleet management and compliance solution is now available to Verizon Wireless enterprise customers.

November 10, 2010

Sleep HealthCenters to Partner with Roadside Medical

BOSTON - Sleep HealthCenters has entered into an agreement with Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab to provide sleep medicine services as part of Roadside Medical's industry-leading Driver Wellness programs.

November 3, 2010

FMCSA Supports TRALA by Ruling Against Credential Requirements

WASHINGTON - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted three petitions filed with it by the American Trucking Associations and strongly supported by TRALA.

October 11, 2010

Most Fleets Unprepared for CSA 2010

SafeStat has been replaced by Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010, which applies to all truck fleets that operate interstate and require a US DOT number. All vehicles that operate interstate with a 10,001-lb. combined GVWR or greater are covered by CSA 2010. This regulatory enforcement change will create a monumental sea change in how truck fleets manage drivers, their fleet operations, and remain DOT compliant.

September 29, 2010

New ARI Brief Helps Fleets Remain CSA 2010 Compliant

MT. LAUREL, NJ - Automotive Resources International (ARI) has prepared a new informational brief on the Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010.

September 29, 2010

Naturalistic Study Refines Understanding of Distracted Driving Behavior

SAN DIEGO - DriveCam Inc. announced the results of a study to understand cell phone distraction in commercial trucks and buses, including any cell phone activity that involves using one's hands (texting/e-mailing/dialing/accessing the Internet) while driving significantly increased the odds of involvement in a crash/near crash.

September 20, 2010

Truck-Involved Traffic Fatalities Reach Historic Low; Decline by 20 Percent in 2009

ARLINGTON, VA - The number of truck-involved traffic fatalities declined 20 percent in 2009, dropping from 4,245 in 2008 to 3,380 in 2009. The reduction is the lowest level in recorded Department of Transportation history and also shows a 33-percent decrease in fatalities since the improved hours-of-service regulations first became effective in January 2004.

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