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2014-06-30 16:20:32

ARLINGTON, Va., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In comments filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration late last week, American Trucking Associations called on the agency to swiftly issue a mandate for commercial truck drivers to use electronic logging devices to monitor their compliance with hours-of-service requirements. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO "ATA supports laws and regulations mandating the installation and use of electronic...

2014-06-24 08:20:34

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Lakeville, Minn.-based On Eagles Wings Charters, Inc., USDOT No. 1100785, to immediately cease all passenger transportation operations after finding that the company was endangering the traveling public by failing to ensure the safety of its vehicles and drivers. "Safety is our highest priority and we will continue to insist that...

2014-06-10 08:21:40

New Options Enable Easy FMCSA Reporting Online or from In-Vehicle Touchscreen Terminals GLENVIEW, Ill., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Navman Wireless USA today announced the addition of new electronic driver log and driver vehicle inspection reporting (DVIR) options to its OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking system for corporate fleets that must comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) regulations. Both reports can now be completed online through a link in the Navman Wireless...

2014-06-09 20:20:23

Teamsters General President Urges Members to Oppose Potential Floor Amendments That Would Force Drivers Behind the Wheel Longer, Allow Bigger Trucks on Highways WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to U.S. House of Representatives members sent today, Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa denounced two potential floor amendments to the Transportation Housing and Urban Development (THUD) FY '15 Appropriations bill that will weaken highway safety...

2014-06-09 20:20:21

ARLINGTON, Va., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves issued the following statement: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO "The issue of highway safety, and in particular the safety of the trucking industry, has been at the forefront of the national conversation for several days due to a high profile incident in New Jersey. First, as always, our thoughts are with the victims of this tragedy and...

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...

2014-04-14 08:40:43

CINCINNATI, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the National Private Truck Council's 2014 Education Management Conference, Rand McNally announced the release of a major new navigation and software update for its line of mobile fleet management devices, including the HD 100, TND(TM) 760 and TPC 7600. With the release, the devices will have access to a full map update and new navigation features, as well as supplementary Hours of Service rules to help track hours in various locations and...

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...

2014-03-13 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...

2014-03-07 16:20:17

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Salem, Mass.-based passenger carrier D'Boston Transportation, LLC, USDOT No. 2456132, to immediately cease all passenger transportation services due to widespread and serious noncompliance with federal safety regulations that has endangered the lives of its drivers, passengers and the motoring public. A closely related company,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.