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2010-11-05 10:34:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has placed Mid-Florida Extraditions of Melbourne, Florida out-of-service and fined the company $2,170 for violating hours-of-service and insurance requirements. The agency has also placed Pegasso Caballero Tours of Houston, Texas out-of-service and fined the company $1,470 for violating vehicle maintenance requirements. Both commercial bus companies must pay the entire civil...

2010-11-04 10:28:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced it has ordered JBS Carriers, Inc. of Greeley, Colorado to install electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) on its entire fleet of over 700 commercial trucks by March 2011 or pay $81,780 in civil fines. The order comes in response to a comprehensive investigation by FMCSA's Western Service Center that found the company in serious...

2010-11-04 00:00:39

Wireless Roadside Inspection (WRI) technology developed by Innovative Software Engineerinng (ISE) was successfully demonstrated during normal fleet operations for the first time on October 14 at the FMCSA Technology Showcase in East Tennessee. Driver Hours of Service (HOS) data was displayed in real-time to observers at the Greene County Inspection Station during the demonstration runs that took place all during the event. Numerous FMCSA, state, and local officials - including FMCSA...

2010-10-28 11:25:00

Teams Check for Seat Belt Use, Driver and Vehicle Documentation HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Pennsylvania State Police placed 87 trucks and 53 drivers out of service during a one-day statewide enforcement effort that focused on seat belt use and proper driver and vehicle documentation, Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski said today. Pawlowski said Operation SAFE, which stands for Seat Belt and Fatigue Enforcement, was conducted Oct. 20 by members of state police motor...

2010-09-20 08:57:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations is taking this week to honor the 3.4 million professional truck drivers that deliver America's freight safely and securely everyday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "Professional truck drivers deliver our nation's essential freight safely everyday," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "As a result of this...

2010-08-23 15:47:00

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Teletrac Inc., a leading provider of intelligent driving solutions, today unveiled a pivotal new feature for its trucking industry customers using Fleet Director for fleet management, hours of service and e-logs: the Driver e-Log Web Site. This new software-as-a-service feature assists fleets utilizing both full and part time drivers by enabling them to fully comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) and Department of...

2010-07-16 09:00:00

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith System, the leader in professional driver training, today announced its DOT Compliance Seminar Series which will provide information on CSA 2010 (Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010) and the new SMS (Safety Measurement System). The Series is formatted as an interactive 2-day conference covering the details of CSA 2010 requirements and best practices for Accident Reporting, Record Keeping, Driver Qualification, Hours of Service, Controlled...

2010-05-17 09:37:00

Enforcement Effort Focuses on Seat Belt Use, Vehicle Documentation HARRISBURG, Pa., May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania State Police placed 101 trucks and 75 commercial vehicle drivers out of service during a one-day statewide enforcement effort that focused on seat belt use and proper driver and vehicle documentation, Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski said today. "Operation SAFE, which stands for Seat Belt and Fatigue Enforcement, was conducted May 12 by members of state...

2010-05-12 12:17:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations (ATA) applauds the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) implementation of a Pre-Employment Screening Program for professional truck drivers, which is one item on ATA's 18-point safety agenda. The program provides a new safety screening tool for trucking company employers to evaluate a potential driver's prior safety performance by giving them access to a driver-applicant's history of roadside driver...

2010-04-28 10:40:00

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The trucking industry has made great strides to improve safety and is now the safest it has ever been, but "we can do more," the American Trucking Associations (ATA) today told a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "Improving motor carrier and highway safety is about understanding the behaviors that cause crashes and addressing the...