Fewer than 14 percent of active motor carriers are ranked in any of the five safety categories within the new Safety Measurement System the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made public Dec. 12.
FMCSA claims similar data have been available for more than a decade.
Trucking jobs in November also grew on a year-over-over basis for the second month in row.
Three organizations representing motor carriers asked a federal appeals court on Tuesday, Nov. 29, to block implementation of the Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 initiative.
At least three industry organizations are planning to file a lawsuit seeking to block or delay disclosure of certain data that could misrepresent carriers’ safety record.
Federal agencies announced fuel economy and greenhouse gas reduction standards for heavy-duty commercial vehicles.
FMCSA plans to issue a proposed rule by the end of this year on supporting documents for hours-of-service compliance.
Mayflower Transit may assess a 10-cent per mile fee on its owner-operators to cover the cost of insurance.
Avery Vise is executive director, trucking research and analysis for Randall-Reilly Business Media and also serves as senior editor, industry analysis for Commercial Carrier Journal. Previously, he was editorial director of Randall-Reilly’s Fleet/Dealer/Aftermarket group and had served as chief editor of CCJ for 10 years. From 1985 to 1998, Vise worked for McGraw-Hill’s Aviation Week Group, covering Congress and the Department of Transportation for publications about the commercial aviation industry. He has received numerous awards from American Business Media and the American Society of Business Publication Editors for his coverage of the trucking industry. Vise is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., with degrees in government and history.
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