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‘Quick Strike’ Pummels Unsafe Buses

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is closing down companies left, right and center for the last three weeks thanks to its new “quick strike” safety inspectors.

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CVSA, insurer team up for online airbrake program

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, in association with Zurich Services and Interactive Driving Systems, has completed the development of an online airbrake training program to enhance commercial motor vehicle safety across North America.

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ATA counters HOS reg resistance from “gadflies”

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — The American Trucking Associations has wasted no time hitting back at yet another challenge to hours of service regulations by a coalition of lobby groups.

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Driver distraction has big impact on truck crashes

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Driver distraction – from cell phone use to dispatching devices – was involved in 100 percent of commercial vehicles crashes, according to a recent study.

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Court Action Filed Against Interim HOS Rule

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — That didn’t take long. Only a week after being introduced, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s latest hours of work docket is being appealed in an effort to put it out-of-service before it can be implemented.

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CSA/EOBR COMPLIANCE

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

PeopleNet’s solutions to help fleets comply with CSA 2010 and EOBR regulations

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Reports link crashes to driver health

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For a few weeks the mainstream media sided with the trucking industry, publishing a number of stories which detailed how the rising cost of diesel was crippling already slim margins.

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CSA Scores Unreliable, U.S. Gov. Agency Review Agrees

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) CSA safety enforcement program cannot accurately assess the safety of small carriers, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found in its recent review.

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U.S. registration fees still up in the air

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — As 2009 winds down, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has yet to finalize the fee structure for the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement for 2010, which could put enforcement on hiatus.