The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it is seeking public comment on revising four specific areas of current hours-of-service (HOS) regulations, which limit the operating hours of commercial truck drivers. Read full update
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, American Trucking Associations released the latest edition its annual compendium of trucking industry data – ATA American Trucking Trends 2018 – highlighting the industry’s dominance over the freight market. Full article here
Article from Digital Trends, 08/13/2018
by Jeff Zurschmeide
Traffic accidents on the freeway are a fact of life on both urban and rural interstates. The worst generally involve the largest vehicles, such as Class-A tractor-trailer rigs. With one, two, and even three trailers behind the cab, a fully loaded semi needs about 420 feet to stop from normal highway speeds. When they don’t get the time or space to stop safely, big rigs can tip over, jackknife, or just roll right on over anything in their path. View full article here
Aaron Marsh | Jun 28, 2018
Trucking and work trucks: Where safety is and isn’t
A survey by Verizon Connect claims that Utah is home of the most unsafe drivers.
Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act establishes working group to examine federal Hours of Service rules.
Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., have introduced legislation to revise existing trucking regulations to make them more flexible for drivers hauling livestock.
The “Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act” would establish a working group at the Department of Transportation (DOT) to examine the federal Hours of Service (HOS) rules and the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations. Full article here
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced new regulatory guidance clarifying the longstanding 150 air-miles hours-of-service agricultural commodity exemption as well as providing additional explanatory detail of the “personal conveyance” provision. Full update here
Violations filed against Mendez Trucking and other facts about the company that owned the dump truck involved in the fatal school bus crash on May 17th. Read full story here
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered an Acworth, Georgia-based trucking company, Daya Trucking, LLC, USDOT No. 3020203, to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations after investigators found the company to pose an imminent hazard to public safety. Daya Trucking, which operates 39 trucks hauling general freight, was served the federal order on April 23, 2018. Read more
The owner of a CDL school and his top employees are facing charges from the California Attorney General claiming that they conspired to defraud the United States Veterans Administration out of $4.3 million.
According to a criminal complaint filed by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a joint investigation was conducted by the VA’s Office of Inspector General, the FBI, and the U.S. Department of Justice. The investigation found 38 individuals who were allegedly involved in the scheme. Five of those individuals were employees of the Alliance Trucking School in Chatsworth, California. The others were “students.” Full story here
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered a Crossville, Tennessee-based trucking company, Rock City Stone Company, LLC, does-business-as RC Stone & Farms, USDOT No. 3035947, to immediately cease all transportation in commerce of explosives and/or a placardable quantity of hazardous material (HM) after a federal investigation found the company to pose an imminent hazard to public safety. RC Stone & Farms was served the federal order on April 9, 2018. Full update here