Business, Safety

FedEx Freight’s Scott Osborne Takes Home Mississippi’s Grand Champion Prize

Grand Champion honors at Mississippi’s annual truck driving championships April 27-28 went to FedEx Freight’s Scott Osborne, competing in the tanker class.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 28, 2018
Government, Safety

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Signs Law for Fee to Stabilize Highway Patrol Funding

Arizona highway Highway near Kingman, Ariz., by Julie Jacobson/AP

Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law April 25 that would allow the director of the Arizona Department of Transportation to levy another fee on vehicles.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 27, 2018
Government, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Announces Delay of Rule Involving Driver Medical Cards

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A new federal rule due for implementation in June that would eliminate the need for truck drivers to carry their medical cards has been delayed for three years due to a hack of the registry of certified medical examiners in December.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2018
Government, Safety

House Passes FAA Bill With Trucking Meal, Rest Break Provision

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An aviation reauthorization bill with a provision that would ensure nationwide uniformity for meal-and-rest-break rules for truckers was advanced by the U.S. House of Representatives on April 27 on a 393-13 vote.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Road to Zero Group Announces Three More Safety Grant Winners

NSC's Deborah Hersman National Safety Council CEO Deborah Hersman. (Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)

The Road to Zero Coalition announced three more recipients of the Safe System Innovation Grants on April 23.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Road to Zero Coalition Charts Ambitious Goal to Reduce Traffic Deaths by 2050

Female truck driver wearing a seat belt Among other recommendations, the report urges 100% compliance with seat belt use. (Getty Images)

National Safety Council CEO Deborah Hersman noted the goal of the newly formed Road to Zero Coalition is to dramatically reduce traffic deaths.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 25, 2018
Safety, TCA

A Man Tried to Jump Off a Detroit Overpass, Then 13 Truckers Saved Him


A unique act of heroism took place in the early morning hours of April 24 along I-696 in metro Detroit.

Brandon Patterson and Brian Manzullo | Detroit Free Press
April 24, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

How Hackers Could Cause Chaos on America’s Roads and Railways

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When hackers struck the Colorado Department of Transportation in a ransomware attack in February and again eight days later, they disrupted the agency’s operations for weeks.

Jenni Bergal |
April 24, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Secretary Chao to Keynote Infrastructure Week

Elaine Chao Chao by Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg Finance LP

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is scheduled to headline this year’s Infrastructure Week starting May 14.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Opinion

Opinion: Safety Culture Falls Outside Government Purview

Should the federal government be measuring your company’s safety culture? The short answer is “no.” Absolutely not.

Marvin J. Dainoff | Human Factors Consultant, Humanproof LLC
April 24, 2018