Editorial, Business, Government, Safety

Editorial: Roadcheck’s Here Again

Once again, commercial vehicle drivers are taking their annual open-book test — International Roadcheck — from June 7 to June 9. About 10,000 inspectors who are members of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will fan out across the United States, Canada and Mexico with the goal of inspecting more than 70,000 vehicles in 72 hours.

June 6, 2016
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Delays in Approving Hair Testing Aid Drug Abusers, Officials Warn

Quest Diagnostics

Delays in adopting federally mandated pre-employment hair drug-testing standards potentially have allowed hundreds of truck drivers who failed hair drug tests to drive for another carrier, according to fleet and medical executives.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 6, 2016
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Trucking May Become Collateral Damage in New Container Rule

Eric Miller/Transport Topics

Truckers servicing U.S. seaports already experience delays entering the ports and making pickups or dropping off loads at terminals, but they’ll soon face yet another potential disruption.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 6, 2016
Business, Government, Safety

Prime Agrees to Pay $3.11 Million to Settle EEOC Case

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truckload carrier Prime Inc. concluded its 15-year legal battle with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by agreeing to pay more than $3.11 million in compensatory damages and back pay in a civil case concerning driver training and allegations of sexual harassment.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
June 6, 2016
Business, Government, Safety

Commenters Slam Safety Fitness Proposal

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Comments filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on its proposed safety fitness scores were mostly negative.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
May 30, 2016
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

House Committee Keeps Provisions on HOS, Safety Fitness, Meal Breaks

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

A provision that would allow truck drivers to avoid a rest requirement of 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. on consecutive days was kept in a fiscal 2017 transportation funding bill a House committee approved May 24.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 30, 2016
Editorial, Business, Autonomous

Editorial: Poor Driver Health a Serious Problem

Quite often when we use the word “health” in stories, it refers to company profits, freight demand or the economy at large. Similarly, many of our stories involving truck drivers have to do with pay and turnover. That is what you expect from a business-to-business publication.

May 16, 2016

Truckers' Use of Seat Belts Increases as Fatal Crashes Decline, Data Show

A closer look at fatality and injury data released last month by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration showed increased use of seat belts by truck drivers but more trucks involved in fatal crashes in work zones.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2016
Letters to the Editor, Business, Safety, Government

Letters: Regulatory Policies, Driver Commendation, HOS, Fatigue

This week's letters address traffic, a driver commendation, HOS policy and driver fatigue.

May 2, 2016
Business, Safety

FDA Issues Food Safety Rule

Thermo King Corp.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week issued its final rule establishing new requirements for the sanitary transportation of human and animal food by truck and rail, to guard against food contamination.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 11, 2016