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CVSA Cancels North American Inspectors Championship in Minnesota

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has canceled this year’s North American Inspectors Championship, which had been scheduled to take place in August in Minneapolis, the trade group announced March 5.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 5, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Freight Economy Among Priorities of California’s Long-Term Plan

California Traffic on Interstate 80 in Fairfield, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Improving freight movement in support of a strong economy is one of the priorities listed in the California Department of Transportation’s long-range transportation plan.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 5, 2021
Safety

NSC Data Reveals More Motor Vehicle Deaths, Fewer Miles Driven in 2020

Lorraine Martin National Safety Council President Lorraine Martin (The Accidental Safety Pro Podcast via YouTube)

Despite a decrease in miles driven during 2020, motor vehicle-related deaths were the highest they have been in 13 years, according to estimates from the National Safety Council.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 5, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

ATA, Road Safe America Join in Speed Limiter Regulation Letter

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American Trucking Associations and safety group Road Safe America have sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg outlining their support for guidelines for speed limiters for policymakers in Congress and at the Department of Transportation.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 4, 2021
Business, Safety

How Violations Work and How to Minimize Fleet Impact

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Any fleet that operates tolled roads or bridges could possibly receive violations, which often come with additional cost and delayed processing time. A comprehensive approach to toll management requires anticipating violations, minimizing their occurrence, and understanding how to handle them.

March 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety

Efficiency Gains Arise From COVID-Induced Contactless Delivery

Contactless working CBA's contactless delivery task force will specifically study and create contactless pickup and delivery protocols with the aim of being more efficient and reducing employee risk. (Consumer Brands Association)

COVID-19 has driven the need for contactless delivery methods, but a silver lining may be increased efficiency.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 4, 2021
Business, Safety

Learn About FMCSA’s Regulatory Priorities for 2021

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Each change in our country’s leadership brings a different vision of how our federal government should be run. That vision extends to the rules that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration adopts and enforces. Two former FMCSA executives will tell you what to expect from the new administration.

March 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety

No Final Hair Testing Rule Yet, but HHS Plans to Add More Drugs to Tests

Hair Testing Technician preps hair for drug testing in Quest Diagnostics laboratory. (Quest Diagnostics)

Ron Flegel, chairman of the federal Drug Testing Advisory Board that developed the controversial proposed mandatory guidelines for federal drug testing using hair samples, was mum at a March 2 meeting on when HHS plans to issue a final hair testing rule.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Lightweighting of Trucks Could Become More Prevalent, NACFE Finds

Lightweighting Trucks at a weigh station in New Jersey. (Mel Evans/Associated Press)

Some truck buyers require lightweighting while most others move toward it slowly, if at all, but the coming of electric trucks may demand more of it, according to an updated confidence report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 3, 2021
Business, Safety

ASCE Report Card: Infrastructure Improves to C-

Deficient road in Lansing, Mich. A road in need of repair in Lansing, Mich. (Michigan Department of Transportation)

The nation’s infrastructure received a C- grade on the American Society of Civil Engineers’ latest report card, marking an improvement from D+.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 3, 2021

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