ATA urges FMCSA to implement changes to CSA program
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
The American Trucking Associations recently called on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to be more open in its evaluations of the CSA 2010 compliance program.
FMCSA to consider altering CSA 2010 guidelines to include accountability
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is working to decrease the number of highway crashes each year by monitoring the performance and safety ratings of drivers and trucking companies.
Upcoming survey will ask what truckers think of the CSA program
Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Following a recent announcement of proposed changes to Compliance, Safety and Accountability measures, the American Transportation Research Institute plans to survey members of the trucking industry about progress within the program.
CSA training program available for truckers
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
A truck driver training recently announced a new offering that will provide guidance for drivers on the Compliance, Safety & Accountability program created by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration through a web-based training format.
GPSTrackIt launches new iPad application
Thursday, January 17th, 2013
GPSTrackIt recently launched a new iPad App that could revolutionize fleet management. Dispatchers, drivers and fleet managers will be able to view and track company vehicles from tablets and similar devices wherever they can connect to the internet.
Infinite Convergence Solutions launches new messaging service
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
Infinite Convergence Solutions recently launched the new Enterprise Messaging Service, a secure cloud-based fleet management tool that will enable carriers to communicate with customers, employees and business partners around the world.
TCA announces new online certificate program for fleet managers
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
Truckload Carriers Association's recently launched a new Truckload Academy online certificate program, called the Highly Effective Fleet Manager, for members of the truck industry who specialize in driver and fleet management.
Driven Fleet Solutions offers comprehensive management options
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
As fleet management can be very stressful for many motor carriers, Driven Fleet Solutions was created to provide nationwide, full-service maintenance options.
FMCSA creates new health regulations law
Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
Trucking carriers and other companies have established wellness programs recently to promote trucker health, but the industry will now receive help via federal government legislation.
Truckload Carriers Association announces second weight loss showdown
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
The Truckload Carriers Association has launched its second weight loss competition for truck drivers.
HTAA pays drivers to stay healthy
Friday, May 4th, 2012
The HTAA is starting a $20 million program that will pay 10,000 commercial drivers more than $800 each if they lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Rolling Strong and Healthy Vending Management to give truckers more healthy snacks
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
In recent years, trucker health has been a major concern, with many drivers suffering from obesity and sleep apnea. A new partnership between Rolling Strong and Healthy Vending Management is looking to ease those concerns.
Study on future of alternative fuels to be discussed at NATSO Show
Friday, January 11th, 2013
After completing a study on future transportation fuels, leaders from the National Petroleum Council will provide an overview of their findings during a public presentation.
Mid-West Truck and Trailer Show to take place in February
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
The Mid-West Truckers Association will hold its second annual Mid-West Truck and Trailer Show on February 1-2, 2013, in Peoria, Illinois.
TCA releases Recruiting from the Military series
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
The Truckload Carriers Association recently released four webinars for fleet managers who want to learn about the best ways to recruit and hire military personnel with commercial drivers licenses.
Illinois drivers honor deceased driver with 150-truck procession
Thursday, December 27th, 2012
After Alyssa Van Meter, a truck driver working for OÂ’Hare Towing, was murdered in her home, drivers in the area came together to honor her memory.
Federal regulations influence the future of trucking
Thursday, December 27th, 2012
As 2012 comes to a close, trucking executives and fleet managers are trying to anticipate what the key issues facing the industry will be in 2013.
New Jersey Assembly proposes new transportation bill
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
The New Jersey Assembly is targeting trucking companies for improperly listing professional drivers who have completed CDL training as independent contractors.
Assemblyman Barclay against proposed toll increases in New York
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
The New York State Thruway Authority proposed a 45 percent increase in toll prices, which will take effect in October if the plan is implemented.
Michigan changes law restricting truck size
Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
Officials in Michigan recently changed a law regulating the size of semi-trucks and trailers after realizing that the law did not reflect regulations in other states and in Canada, according to Northwest MichiganÂ’s Second Wave.
DOT launches anti-texting programs in Connecticut, Massachusetts
Friday, December 28th, 2012
The U.S. Department of TransportationÂ’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that it will increase anti-texting enforcement efforts in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
ATA truckers offer tips for safe holiday driving
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
The holiday season is an extremely popular travel time for U.S. residents.
U.S. DOT announces Distracted Driving Design Challenge winner
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation recently unveiled the winning entry of the Distracted Driving Design Challenge.
FMCSA suspends HOS regulation for vehicles helping hurricane relief effort
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that trucks carrying emergency-related materials to affected regions are exempt from the federal hours-of-service regulation, according to Overdrive Magazine.