“Safety Photo of the Day” – Bridge Strikes

   Bridge Strikes & GPS Why is FMCSA concerned about bridge strikes? Why is FMCSA concerned about truck and bus drivers’ use of GPS navigation systems? What is the penalty for failing to comply with a posted route restriction along a roadway? What tips is FMCSA providing for the safe use of GPS navigation systems? … Continue reading “Safety Photo of the Day” – Bridge Strikes

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Fleet Safety – “3 Tips to Improving Your CSA Score”

The motivation behind the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) initiative is clear – the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), state partners and the transportation industry want to reduce commercial motor vehicle crashes, fatalities and injuries. The Department of Transportation (DOT) calls it a “change to save lives,” and that’s something everyone can support. Let’s review … Continue reading Fleet Safety – “3 Tips to Improving Your CSA Score”

Updated! FMCSA – “Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFvwrSJk_SE Who Must Comply HOS Final Rule Most drivers must follow the HOS Regulations if they drive a commercial motor vehicle, or CMV. In general, a CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business and is involved in interstate commerce and fits any of these descriptions: Weighs 10,001 pounds or more … Continue reading Updated! FMCSA – “Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations”

FMCSA – “Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFvwrSJk_SE Who Must Comply HOS Final Rule Most drivers must follow the HOS Regulations if they drive a commercial motor vehicle, or CMV. In general, a CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business and is involved in interstate commerce and fits any of these descriptions: Weighs 10,001 pounds or more … Continue reading FMCSA – “Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations”

E-log Mandate, Driver Database Rules Expected In January 2014, Per DOT Report

A proposed rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices is expected to be published in the Federal Register Jan. 29, according to a monthly Department of Transportation report, which says the rule is projected to clear the White House’s Office of Management and Budget January. 17, 2014 The report also says the rule will … Continue reading E-log Mandate, Driver Database Rules Expected In January 2014, Per DOT Report

New Safety Product! – “TruTouch Alcohol Detection & Deterrent System

Watch the video above that features the CEO of Coca Cola Bottling Co, of Santa Fe, NM discussing his company’s adoption of TruTouch.  You will find that TruTouch resolved some really important issues and contributed to a much safer workplace.     The webpage for TruTouch is http://www.tttinc.com.   TruTouch Technologies is commercializing a novel, optically based, … Continue reading New Safety Product! – “TruTouch Alcohol Detection & Deterrent System

Truck Driver Safety – “Did You Check That Clearance… Clarence?”

Always Know Your Trucks Clearance Height and Make Sure It Will Clear A Bridge Overpass! OSHA regulations govern the safety and health of the workers and the responsibilities of employers to ensure their safety at the warehouse, dock, construction site, and in other places truckers go to deliver and pick up loads throughout the country. … Continue reading Truck Driver Safety – “Did You Check That Clearance… Clarence?”

GHS Infographic: “What You Need To Know About GHS”

Featured By: C&S Blog Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling Chemicals or GHS as it is referred to. GHS is a standard classifying system allowing a global universal way to label hazardous chemicals. This system has been the norm in Europe and Asia and slowly drifted to the west and in 2012 the United … Continue reading GHS Infographic: “What You Need To Know About GHS”

What Can Happen With A Distracted Driver – Caution: Graphic Video

This video seems to have a viral history across the internet and I'm told this occurred on a highway in Russia. None the less, watch the vehicle directly ahead of the vehicle filming this.  While we don't know the cause of the vehicle losing control.... for obvious reasons, this should be  a warning to us … Continue reading What Can Happen With A Distracted Driver – Caution: Graphic Video

Lawmakers Continuing To Question The Effectiveness, Fairness Of CSA; Trucking Industry Still Wants Changes

Kevin Jones WASHINGTON — Congress once again is looking into the CSA program, and the trucking industry once again has sent representatives to the Capital to point out shortcomings and ask for changes. The House Highways and Transit Subcommittee convened Sept.13 and heard from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the trucking industry, law enforcement … Continue reading Lawmakers Continuing To Question The Effectiveness, Fairness Of CSA; Trucking Industry Still Wants Changes

Congress Mandates FMCSA Rule On EOBR’s & Other Safety Initiatives

MAP-21 signed into law on July 6th Posted July 6, 2012 The U.S. Congress has passed a massive new transportation funding bill that contains numerous provisions affecting motor carrier safety, including a controversial mandate that all interstate truck and bus drivers that are required to maintain a record of duty status (driver log) use electronic … Continue reading Congress Mandates FMCSA Rule On EOBR’s & Other Safety Initiatives

Revised FMCSA HOS Rules Stirring Some Controversy

Last December, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) published revised hours of service (HOS) rules that apply to motor carriers and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The new rules became effective in February, although full compliance is not required until July 1, 2013. But all has not been smooth sailing … Continue reading Revised FMCSA HOS Rules Stirring Some Controversy

Putting on the Pressure: ‘No Heat’ Way to Zap Pathogens

In the world of food safety, it's not just about food poisoning outbreaks and recalls. Sometimes there's some good news to share. That's the case in breakthroughs and advances in science and technology that can stop foodborne pathogens dead in their tracks. And sometimes that sort of news appears in unexpected places. Take, for example, … Continue reading Putting on the Pressure: ‘No Heat’ Way to Zap Pathogens

Obama Administration Decides Against Lowering Trucker Daily Hours

The Obama administration decided against a cut in truckers’ daily hours behind the wheel, to the dismay of safety advocates, but made other changes aimed at fighting driver fatigue. The rule issued last Thursday continues to permit drivers to be on the road for up to 11 hours daily, something favored by the trucking industry, … Continue reading Obama Administration Decides Against Lowering Trucker Daily Hours

PHMSA Publishes HM215-K, International Harmonization Rule

On January 19, 2011 (76 FR 3308), the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a final rule incorporating into the Hazardous Material Regulations changes based on the 16th Revised Edition the UN Model Regulations, Amendment 35-10 to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, and the 2011-2012 edition of the International Civil Aviation Organization … Continue reading PHMSA Publishes HM215-K, International Harmonization Rule

Trucking Companies and Others Will be Affected by Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Proposed Rule to Ban Transporting Flammable Liquids in Exposed External Product Piping -Wetlines

Giving stakeholders 30 more days, the agency said several organizations said their members are struggling with concurrent rulemakings from DOT, EPA, OSHA, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Trucking companies and others who will be affected by a Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration proposed rule to ban transporting flammable liquids in exposed external product … Continue reading Trucking Companies and Others Will be Affected by Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Proposed Rule to Ban Transporting Flammable Liquids in Exposed External Product Piping -Wetlines