“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

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”

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

Commercial Trucker’s Hours of Service Violations Put Driving Public at Risk

Posted by Mark Williams Sunday, August 23, 2009 7:59 PM EST There are perhaps few things more dangerous on our highways than a sleepy commercial truck driver. In order to address this, the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) adopts “hours of service” rules for drivers of commercial trucks, semis, and big-rigs. However, a number … Continue reading Commercial Trucker’s Hours of Service Violations Put Driving Public at Risk