Work Zone Awareness Week Targets Dangers of Speeding

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This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week, and this year’s theme is highlighting the dangers and consequences of speeding through construction and work zones.

April 7, 2014
Government, Safety

FMCSA Shuts Down Illinois Carrier

Federal transportation safety regulators ordered an Illinois trucking company to cease its commercial operations after an investigation found drivers were on the road for long stretches of time that posed an “imminent hazard to public safety.”

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 3, 2014

Advocacy Group Rates State Highway Safety Laws

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety said eight states added laws on vehicle operations in 2013 but that the overall climate for safety regulation became worse.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
January 23, 2014
Government, Business, Safety

Propane Group Seeks HOS Waiver

The propane industry has asked the federal government for a waiver of hours-of-service rules for truck drivers in the Midwest and northeastern United States who are hauling the gas.

January 16, 2014
Business, Safety

Flawed Safety Data Penalizing Many Fleets Under CSA Program, ATA Report States

Flawed data and methodology used in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program have created “tens of thousands” of statistical anomalies, according to an American Trucking Associations white paper released last week.

December 16, 2013
Editorial, Safety

Editorial: Studying Safety

This Editorial appears in the Nov. 18 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

November 18, 2013
Perspective, Safety

Opinion: When Good Ideas Go Wrong

The Sept. 9 issue of Transport Topics included a News Digest entry regarding backup warning devices.

September 30, 2013

Shippers Seek to Overturn CSA Safety Scoring System

WASHINGTON — Lawyers representing some shippers and brokers told a federal appeals court that the government’s Safety Measurement System is an improperly enacted rule that should be vacated.

September 16, 2013
Government, Safety

Delaware Law to Require Backup Warning Devices for Trucks

Heavy trucks based in Delaware will soon have to be equipped with devices that can warn drivers or bystanders when the vehicles are backing up.

September 4, 2013

Carriers No Longer Need FMCSA OK Prior to Operating Authority Transfers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said carriers will have to notify the agency only when a transfer of operating authority occurs, rather than having to apply ahead of time.

September 2, 2013