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2012-04-23 06:22:38

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Teletrac, an award-winning GPS fleet tracking and telematics provider for more than 24 years, today announced availability of the latest release of its core software platform, Fleet Director. Fleet Director 9 combines new business intelligence technologies and the latest in-cab color touchscreen tablets with 2-way messaging, fleet tracking, navigation and safety analytics capabilities that have long made Fleet Director an industry leading...

2012-03-20 06:20:30

ARLINGTON, Va., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations' leaders expressed serious concern over the recent decision by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, after pressure from anti-truck groups, to continue to hold the trucking industry responsible in its CSA program for every truck-involved crash, including those which the truck driver could not have prevented. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "With FMCSA moving...

2012-02-24 12:25:00

NEW RULE ON TRUCK DRIVER HOURS OF SERVICE FAILS TO ADDRESS DRIVER FATIGUE WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal rule for truck driver hours of service (HOS) still fails to make needed improvements to protect the public from tired truckers and should be subjected to judicial review according to Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Public Citizen, the Truck Safety Coalition, and two truck drivers who today filed a lawsuit challenging the new rule. "Given...

2011-12-22 15:56:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASSTRAC, an industry association that represents the interests of freight shippers in all modes of transportation, responded swiftly today to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) decision to revise the current hours of service rules for commercial truck drivers. The new rules retain the current 11-hour daily driving limit, but require truck drivers to take at least one half-hour break...

2011-12-22 13:29:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, leaders of the American Trucking Associations expressed their frustration and disappointment that the Obama administration issued an unjustified final rule governing hours-of-service that will do nothing to improve highway safety, but will very likely increase the risk of truck-involved crashes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "Today's announcement of a new rule on the hours-of-service is completely...

2011-12-14 16:55:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With pending legislation and advocacy issues threatening to dramatically raise transportation and supply chain costs, more than 10 industry associations have agreed to participate in a pro-trucking Washington fly-in on Feb. 1. This industry-wide event, called "Stand Up For Trucking," will bring together scores of transportation executives and key stakeholders in trucking. This orchestrated effort is historic because both shippers and...

2011-12-14 08:03:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves issued the following statement after the National Transportation Safety Board's report on a 2010 truck-involved crash in Gray Summit, Mo.: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "Every fatality on our highways is a tragedy, but never more so than when the crash could so easily have been avoided. The NTSB's investigation and report underscores the need...

2011-12-08 10:15:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Democratic leaders of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation today introduced legislation to advance commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety and authorize programs and activities of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the federal agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation responsible for reducing CMV-related fatalities and injuries. <font size="2" face="Arial">The legislation could not...

2011-12-02 13:16:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Administrator Anne Ferro revealed that initial 2010 data on fatal truck crashes indicate truck crash fatalities have increased to nearly 4,000 people. In 2009, 3,380 people were killed in truck crashes and 74,000 others were injured. Administrator Ferro released this information during her testimony on the pending truck driver hours of service (HOS) reforms...

2011-11-30 08:30:00

<font size="2" face="Arial">Safety Groups, Victims and Survivors, and Labor Urge Congress Not to Bow to Special Interests on Life and Death Safety Issue</font> WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safety groups, families of truck crash victims, and labor today joined U.S. Representatives Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Jackie Speier (D-CA) at a press conference to support revising the truck driver hours of service (HOS) rule to reduce driver fatigue, a...