Should the DOT Impose a Speed Limit on Heavy Duty Trucks?

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Should the DOT Impose a Speed Limit on Heavy Duty Trucks?

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a proposal August 26, 2016 that would require commercial vehicles to be equipped with speed limiting devices (also known as speed limiters.) The new regulation would apply to trucks weighing

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Tread Compliance Comes into Focus in CVSA Inspections

Sufficient tread depth will be the primary emphasis of the upcoming CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) annual RoadCheck on June 7-9. NHTSA officials have identified a number of reasons for the growing importance of this safety practice, including increased axle loads, increased speed limits, and increased power unit uptime, among others. Inspections and out-of-service orders

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Senate Transportation Bill Would Advance Implementation of Speed Limiters

A Senate transportation funding bill to come in fiscal year 2017 would require the DOT (Department of Transportation) to promptly set forth a proposed rule on commercial power unit speed limiters.  Many consider the safety-oriented and environmentally friendly changes overdue, while others consider them yet another overreach in government regulatory activity. Yet support in the

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Transportation Regulatory Updates: MAP-21, FAST Act, CSA Data, and GHG Emissions

Several potentially significant transportation regulatory items have recently surfaced in the news causing much discussion and preparation for motor carriers across the country. These include: CSA raw data once again available to public Highway safety improvement reporting requirement for states removed High risk rural roads provision removed Greenhouse gas regulatory documents released EPA & NHTSA

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Trucking Webinar: ELD Final Rule Published – Overview & Impact

Interstate Motor Carriers and Sentry Insurance offer this complimentary, on-demand web seminar to learn how the new ELD Final Rule will impact your transportation business. Subject matter expert Daniel Grant, Director of Safety Services at Sentry Insurance, provides an overview of the ELD mandate, including compliance requirements and implementation timelines. Mr. Grant also discusses how the

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FMCSA Lowers Random Drug Testing Standard to 25%

As of the first of this month, motor carriers will only have to test half of the previous portion of employees for use of illegal substances. The FMCSA reduced the threshold from 50% to 25% in an effort to reduce financial burden on the transportation industry while maintaining the same level of safety standards. Studies

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