March 2012 News Archive

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Truck driver awards handed out

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Ryder Systems' most recent "Driver of the Year" awards were handed out to three drivers who have combined to drive for 117 years and showcased their ability to execute trucking safety for more than 10 million miles.

At the upcoming Xata User Event in Minneapolis, Xata announced its plan to bring in Steve Largent, former congressman, NFL wide receiver and current president and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association, as the keynote speaker.

DFP creates new, safe loading dock

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

In an attempt to improve trucker health, Diversified Fall Protection recently announced a new loading dock safety gate that falls in line with Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliance.

According to industry publication The Trucker, a recent report conducted by MaineWay Services found that commercial motor vehicles that are equipped with speed limiters were 50 percent less likely to get in a accident than those without the devices.

Industry publication The Trucker reported another new technology that was unveiled at the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show, which was the Revolution Innovation Truck created by Daimler Trucks North America.

A online trucking driver training company recently partnered with the Oklahoma Trucking Association, which provides members of the OTA access to a web-based training program in order to receive the necessary online CDL training to become a certified truck driver.

FMSCA makes changes to SMS ratings

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently released the improvements it made to its Carrier Safety Measurement System, which are intended to help trucking companies use greater measures for truck driving safety.

At a recent conference held by the Florida Highway Patrol, the entity established that drivers who cut off a truck could face a costly fine through the second phase of Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks.

At the Mid-America Trucking Show, a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration investigator John Seidl hosted a seminar that covered the news Hours of Service regulations, reported the Trucker.

A Marshfield, Wisconsin-based truck driver recently celebrated his 2011 Company Driver of the Year Award from the Truckload Carriers Association and partner Randall-Reilly Business Media and Information after traveling nearly 4.4 million miles of accident-free driving.

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