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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

The Truckload Carriers Association has launched its second weight loss competition for truck drivers.

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.

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.

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.

The Mid-West Truckers Association will hold its second annual Mid-West Truck and Trailer Show on February 1-2, 2013, in Peoria, Illinois.

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.

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.

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.

The New Jersey Assembly is targeting trucking companies for improperly listing professional drivers who have completed CDL training as independent contractors.

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.

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.

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.

The holiday season is an extremely popular travel time for U.S. residents.

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently unveiled the winning entry of the Distracted Driving Design Challenge.

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.

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