Tread Compliance Comes into Focus in CVSA Inspections

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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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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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National “SmartPark” System Could Save Industry $4.4 Billion Annually

Could a national “SmartPark” initiative for the trucking industry become a reality soon? Pilot programs that give truckers real-time information about parking availability are well underway in Tennessee and Michigan. The goals of the projects are to reduce driver fatigue, better adhere to hours of service requirements, and improve drivers’ work conditions. Commercial truck drivers

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Trucking Operator Shortages – Could Female Drivers Shift the Balance?

Today, there are too many driver positions open within the trucking industry. In fact, the Driver Shortage category rose to second place in the American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI) annual “Top Industry Issues” research, and it is estimated that by 2017 there will be a driver shortfall of close to 400,000. One of the primary issues facing

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FMCSA Announces How New 34-Hour Restart Study Will be Conducted

On Thursday March 19th, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced how the new 34-hour restart study will be conducted. The goal of this study is to compare driver safety and fatigue levels of the following two groups: Commercial drivers who take at least two nighttime rest periods during the 34-hour restart break Commercial drivers

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10 Tips for Safe Parking at Truck Stops

You are finally off the traffic-congested roadway and safely parked at a truck stop. But you may not be as safe as you think. A large percentage of truck-trailer accidents occur at truck stops which should be the safest place to park. Drivers can never let their guard down when behind the wheel. Trucking accidents

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