Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

CSA 2010 – your bittersweet change agent

I’ve yet to speak to anyone in trucking who’s overjoyed about Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010. After all, a much more meticulous safety mindset will be required to avoid getting caught on the radar of this huge data-crunching machine when it cranks up in December.             Some carriers in CSA 2010 test states have been to the mountain, seen the New World Order, and report that yes, it is a massive, intrusive project. But there’s a good ...

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Distracted driving meeting set

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration committee will meet June 8-10 to focus on distracted driving.

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Bills would retain truck lengths, weights

Senate, House measures would freeze truck lengths and weights on the National Highway System.

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Boston’s hazmat daytime ban extended

The City of Boston is working under a 45-day extension of its daytime ban on trucks carrying hazardous materials. The federal government had just lifted the ban May 17 after city officials repeatedly failed to justify the ban as required by law. City officials had asked the government for a nine-month extension. Trucks hauling hazardous materials through Boston will be allowed to drive through only between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m., which continues a restriction the city ...

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Boston’s hazmat daytime ban extended

The city is working under a 45-day extension of its daytime ban on trucks carrying hazardous materials.

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Research shows safer trucking

American Transportation Research Institute released a report concluding that trucking safety has improved since 2004.

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Boston hazmat restriction ends

Boston’s de facto daytime ban on hazardous material hauling within the city limits ended May 17.

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Suspension of hours rules extended

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its temporary lifting of HOS rules for haulers of some emergency supplies because of the oil spill.

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Ferro: Many ways to cut fatigue in crashes

Administrator said reduced fatigue could be accomplished through research, programs, events, education, and targeted outreach and intervention.

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Back on the Road winner get a Volvo, a Highway hero is named, the FMCSA proposes texting ban, the FMCSA posts carrier safety data and more current issues are featured.

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