Safety
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

HOS Flexibility Provided Under House Bill

A truck hauling cattle Cattle Haulers of America via YouTube

Legislation that would provide hours-of-service flexibility for certain truckers as a way to promote highway safety and boost the economy was introduced June 21 by a bipartisan group of U.S. House lawmakers.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 21, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Goodyear Launches New Steer Tire for Longhaul Operations

Goodyear Endurance LHD tire The Endurance LHD drive tire (shown) will get a companion Endurance LHS steer tire for longhaul applications. (The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.)

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. introduced its Endurance LHS steer tire for longhaul applications, which complements its Endurance LHD drive tire.

Transport Topics
June 21, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Coast Guard Delays Deployment of TWIC Card Readers at Some Chemical Facilities

TWIC Philly A TWIC reader is used to verify information of individuals entering the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia. (U.S. Coast Guard)

In an apparent reaction to pressure from a number of associations representing chemical, petroleum, manufacturing and business trade groups, the U.S. Coast Guard on June 21 announced plans to delay for three years a requirement that hundreds of bulk cargo facilities deploy Transportation Worker Identification Credential biometric card readers by Aug. 23.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 21, 2018
Business, Safety

Father, Neighbor, Mentor Boost Maine’s Ken Duncan to the Top

Maine Grand Champion Ken Duncan Duncan courtesy of Maine Motor Transport Association

They say you never work a day in your life if you do what you love. For Walmart Transportation’s Ken Duncan, who won Maine’s grand champion title May 19, this couldn't be any closer to the truth.

Keegan Wiggins | Special to Transport Topics
June 21, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Coming June 27: LiveOnWeb's 'How Have ELDs Changed Trucking?'

LOW panelists Tom McLeod, Edin Selimagic, Kerri Wirachowsky LOW panelists Tom McLeod, Edin Selimagic, Kerri Wirachowsky

It’s been six months since the electronic logging device mandate went into effect. So now’s a good time to ask: How Have ELDs Changed Trucking? Our June 27 LiveOnWeb program will answer that question.

Transport Topics
June 20, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Drivers Overcome Web of Regulations to Deliver Holiday Fireworks

Crowd watches a fireworks show (Getty Images)

Although they drive trucks only one to six times a year, drivers for American Pyrotechnics Association members face unique challenges related to federal transportation safety regulation.

Libby Seline | Special to Transport Topics
June 20, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Concrete Group Seeks 14-Hour Workday

Construction worker pours concrete (antoniotruzzi/Getty Images)

The American Concrete Pumping Association is asking federal regulators to extend allowable work hours in a day for shorthaul drivers from 12 to 14. 

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2018
Business, Safety

North Dakota State Truck Driving Championships

Photo coverage of winners and scenes from the 2018 North Dakota Truck Driving Championships June 2 in Fargo, N.D.

Transport Topics
June 20, 2018
Business, Safety, Editorial

Opinion: Safety Programs Help Protect Fleets, Drivers

According to The National Safety Council, vehicle accidents are among the most costly of injury claims for businesses. The average cost of a loss related to a vehicle accident is nearly twice as much as the average workplace injury.

Nick Oates | Certified Workers’ Compensation Advisor, Knight-Dik Insurance Agency
June 19, 2018
Business, Safety

Florida State Trucking Driving Championships

Photo coverage of winners and scenes from the 2018 Florida Truck Driving Championships June 7-9 in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Evan Ogden, Den of Oak Photography)

Transport Topics
June 19, 2018

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