Transportation businesses face a host of dynamic risk issues that can significantly impact their financial and operational health. The news in this category focuses on the latest safety and security initiatives, resources and regulations and addresses topics that include fleet safety, claims administration, driver hiring and retention, risk management and compliance.
Maximizing Compliance: A Guide for Fleet Safety & Success
Program Airs: June 8, 2023 2 p.m. ET There is no shortage of compliance measures required of today's fleets – from Driver Fitness and ELD’s to Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing – these measures are designed to keep our roadways safe. Minimum compliance is a requirement to remain in good standing, and the inability to meet standards can result in poor roadside safety performance, hefty civil penalties, and increased risk for civil litigation, to name a few.June 8, 2023
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Georgia, Wyoming Schools to Train More Truck Drivers
Seeking to get more truck drivers on the road, colleges in Georgia and Wyoming are expanding their commercial driver license programs.
Truck Driver Positive Tests for Marijuana Up 9.2% in Q1
The number of truck drivers testing positive for marijuana use increased 9.2% the first three months of 2023, according to federal Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse data.May 31, 2023
NHTSA to Require Automatic Emergency Braking on New Vehicles
The U.S. government’s auto safety agency plans to require that all new passenger cars and light trucks include potentially life-saving automatic emergency braking within three years.
Self-Driving Trucks Becoming Common on North Texas Roads
The North Texas area has become the new frontier for the development of self-driving trucks, with several companies setting up shop — and using local highways for real-world testing.
Progressive Introduces Truck Roadside Assistance Coverage
Progressive Insurance launched a new roadside assistance coverage option for commercial heavy-duty trucks, the auto insurance company announced May 22.
Lack of Truck Parking Alarms Pennsylvania Drivers
WASHINGTON, Pa. — Truckers nearing the end of their workday often seek out the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s New Stanton service plaza to park their rigs for the night. And find no spaces.
Road to NTDC Spotlight: Roland Bolduc, Part 2
In March and April, FedEx Express driver Roland Bolduc began gearing up for more state and National Truck Driving championships crowns. Here's the second in a series.
CVSA Inspectors Sideline 773 Vehicles
More than one of every 10 commercial vehicles inspected April 19 during a special one-day brake enforcement effort event were sidelined with bad brakes.May 26, 2023
Werner Appeal of $89.7 Million Verdict Denied
A Texas state court has denied an appeal by Werner Enterprises Inc. of an $89.7 million jury verdict in a case involving a 2014 fatal crash.May 25, 2023