April 2011 News Archive

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently outlined a new plan to aid individuals who suffer from sleep apnea.

Companies are buying more used vehicles

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Buying used vehicles is a cheap and financially sound method of updating a company's fleet. Many times these trucks have better gas mileage with fewer emissions, which saves freight-hauling businesses money by saving on fuel.

In an effort to promote trucker health as well as provide overall safety for the company, some businesses are drug testing their drivers.

The increase in oil prices have put many trucking companies at a loss. Many state and government agencies are urging freight-hauling businesses to convert to a more energy-efficient fleet. However, for some, that is not financially feasible.

Shipping chemicals can be a dangerous ordeal for drivers and companies.

The price of oil has increased in the past few months, but the current presidential administration aims to identify reasons to the heightened cost of the fuel source.

Oil prices have skyrocketed in the last few months due to civil unrest in Libya, among other factors.

The mandate requiring companies and drivers to log their hours using electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) has received much scrutiny for harassment from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

The technology company, Qualcomm announced at the recent National Private Truck Council's Annual Expo a new proof-of-delivery system, Fleet Owner reports.

A new study conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute found that individuals who receive many traffic violations may have a higher risk of a future crash than those who do not, Fleet Owner reports.

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