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2014-05-16 12:21:53

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association responded with criticism to a study by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, which claims that electronic logging devices would lower truck crash rates. "The study's conclusion is flawed because it included all other types of crashes except those that supposedly would be prevented with electronic logging devices," said OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd Spencer. VTTI...

2014-05-08 23:12:37

Julie Butcher, a personal injury attorney in Lexington, Kentucky, and member of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, commented today on the new requirement that medical examiners who certify interstate truck drivers’ fitness to drive be on a national registry of approved examiners. Lexington, KY (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Any medical examiner who conducts DOT-required physical examinations of interstate truck drivers must complete training, pass a certification...

2014-05-08 16:20:44

ARLINGTON, Va., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) announced that Superior Carriers, Inc., based in Oak Brook, Illinois, won the coveted Outstanding Safety Performance Trophy in the 2013 calendar year safety competition. The award was presented to Superior Carriers, Inc. during NTTC's 66th Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 29, 2014. The Outstanding Safety Performance Trophy is sponsored annually by Heil Trailer International of...

2014-04-22 12:22:03

ARLINGTON, Va., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released the findings of its independent evaluation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA's) field study report on the new Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules. FMCSA was directed by Congress as part of MAP-21 to study the efficacy of the restart provisions which went into effect July 1, 2013. FMCSA's field study collected fatigue measurements from 106 truck...

2014-04-10 23:30:30

Julie Butcher, a personal injury attorney in Lexington, Kentucky, and member of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, commented today on the trucking industry’s continuing criticism of the DOT’s 2013 limits on trucker drive times. Lexington, KY (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Julie Butcher heads a law office in Lexington and has been advocating for those wrongfully injured in tractor-trailer accidents in Kentucky since 1994. Today she criticized members of the...

2014-04-02 20:20:06

Illinois-based trucking company declared to be an imminent hazard to public safety WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered DND International, Inc., USDOT No. 1434005, to immediately shut down after declaring the Naperville, Illinois-based trucking company to be an imminent hazard to public safety. FMCSA investigators found the carrier had committed widespread, serious...

2014-03-25 23:00:50

Nearly 4,000 people die nationwide each year in crashes involving large commercial trucks or buses. Many of those people are young, inexperienced drivers who don’t understand the dangers they and their passengers face every day on the road. College Station, Texas (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Federal officials, law enforcement and teen driving safety advocates are joining forces to help young drivers share the roadways more safely with large trucks. The Teens in the Driver Seat program,...

2014-03-13 16:21:52

ARLINGTON, Va., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations officials said they welcomed the proposal by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to mandate the use of electronic logging devices in commercial trucks as a potential improvement for highway safety. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO "ATA supports FMCSA's efforts to mandate these devices in commercial vehicles as a way to improve safety and compliance in the...

2014-03-13 12:20:55

Updated rule would slash highest federal paperwork burden after taxes and prevent fatigued drivers WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposal to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles to improve compliance with the safety rules that govern the number of hours a driver can work. The proposed...

2014-03-10 08:20:40

ARLINGTON, Va., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The investigation report of the Department of Transportation's Inspector General is just the latest to show significant problems with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, American Trucking Associations said. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO "The Inspector General's report confirms what industry stakeholders, independent researchers and other...


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