Government, Business, Safety

North American 'Road Blitz' Puts 683 Hazmat Trucks Out of Service

Hazmat symbols on a truck Placards are visible on the back of a tank truck carrying hazardous materials. (FMCSA)

For the first time, the United States and Mexico joined Canada in a weeklong hazardous materials “road blitz” enforcement event, placing more than 7.4% of trucks inspected out-of-service for transportation of dangerous goods or hazmat violations, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said on Oct. 29.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 29, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety

This Year’s Roadcheck to Focus on HOS Compliance

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

This year’s International Roadcheck will take place from June 5-7, with a focus on hours of service.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 4, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Ex-Trooper Sentenced in Dallas Trucking Company Inspection Fraud


A former Texas Department of Public Safety sergeant was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison April 16 for accepting bribes from a Dallas trucking company in exchange for top-level inspection decals.

Claire Z. Cardona | The Dallas Morning News
April 19, 2018
Business, TCA

Trucking Company Owner Charged With Paying Off Texas Trooper for Inspection Stickers

Tim Patterson/Flickr

A second man has been charged in connection with an alleged bribery scheme involving state troopers and a Dallas trucking company, according to federal court documents.

Kevin Krause | The Dallas Morning News
November 28, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Cross-Border Training Seeks to Cut Time, Improve Safety for Truckers at Arizona Ports of Entry

Safety inspector Anamarie Acevedo guides a truck into a inspection stall at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz. John Miller/AP

Arizona is the first state in the country to have inspectors travel across the border to train commercial truck drivers on how to cut crossing times at ports of entry while improving safety.

September 20, 2017

438 Trucks Pulled Over for Surprise Inspection in Maryland


The Maryland State Police and affiliated law enforcement agencies had a surprise for 438 truckers on May 9, a surprise inspection on the Capital Beltway around Washington, D.C.

May 11, 2016

FMCSA Ends Inspection Reporting Unless Drivers Find Vehicle Defects

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has rescinded a requirement that commercial drivers file inspection reports when there are not any vehicle defects or deficiencies.

December 15, 2014

Pre-Delivery Inspection: An Important First Step

It’s a simple process, usually included in the purchase price, but the first and arguably most important step for any transportation company when a trailer and tractor are ordered. Pre-delivery inspection is what the name implies: the inspection to make sure everything on a vehicle is working before it is delivered to the customer.

September 15, 2014

USDA Seeks Massive Fee on Truck-Borne Imports

The U.S. Agriculture Department has proposed recouping costs associated with animal and plant inspections by raising fees for all truck-borne imports by 205%.

May 12, 2014

Officials Seek More Traffic Enforcement For Trucks to Reduce Highway Crashes

Traffic-enforcement inspections of trucks have been dwindling in recent years, even though safety officials say they are particularly useful in reducing highway crashes.

January 27, 2014