Do your employees drive for long hours at a time? Are they on the road late at night or in the wee hours of the morning? If so, there’s a good chance they could be at risk for falling asleep while behind the wheel. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, […]
Implementation date delayed until June 22, 2021
The implementation date for the Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration final rule has been officially delayed for three years, according to a recent interim final rule issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
The compliance date, originally slated for June 22, 2018, has been rescheduled until June 22, 2021. […]
Traffic enforcement personnel will be watching the roads closely next week for unsafe driving behaviors by both commercial drivers and individual drivers during Operation Safe Driver Week July 15-21, 2018.
This initiative of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) was created to help to reduce the number of crashes, and ultimately, deaths and injuries due to […]
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance‘s annual International Roadcheck, a three-day ramp up of truck and bus enforcement across North America, is scheduled for June 5-7. The year’s focus will be on hours-of-service compliance, says CVSA, due in part to the implementation of the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate.
“The top reason drivers were placed out […]
A motor vehicle crash occurs every 5 seconds according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). And every 12 minutes someone dies in a vehicle crash – the majority of which occur during the normal workday commute.
Motor vehicle crashes can cost an employer an average of $16,500, and on-the-job crash that results in an […]
Truck drivers should prepare for increased scrutiny by law enforcement later this month as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will embark upon its annual Operation Safe Driver Week, aimed at combating unsafe driving behaviors by truckers and passenger car drivers.
The annual enforcement blitz is scheduled for the week of Oct. 15-21. Officers will be looking […]
North American truck and bus inspectors placed more than 12,000 vehicles out-of-service during their 72-hour Roadcheck enforcement blitz held June 6-8. Another nearly 3,000 drivers were placed out-of-service during the week-long event.
Enforcers in sum conducted 62,013 inspections. Of those, 19.4 percent (12,030) resulted in a vehicle out-of-service order, and 4.7 percent (2,940) resulted in a […]
In 2015, over 3,400 people were killed due to distracted driving. Any type of activity that takes a driver’s eyes off the road for any length of time is highly dangerous, and today, there are so many different ways to become distracted behind the wheel. Although many drivers report that they feel like they are […]
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance confirmed Monday its annual International Roadcheck inspection blitz will be held June 6-8.
Inspectors this year will be placing an emphasis on cargo securement. While this is a normal part of CVSA’s Level I inspections, the organization says its inspectors will be highlighting cargo securement as a reminder to fleets and […]
Following more than two years of lingering uncertainty, the rules governing truckers’ use of a 34-hour restart are settled, following the issuance of a long-awaited report from the Department of Transportation. The study has not yet been made public, but a letter issued by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General confirms the report’s conclusions.