Safety belt usage increases

| May 03, 2011

Data show 78 percent of commercial truck and bus drivers wore safety belts in 2010.

3 movers cited in federal enforcement sweep

| April 29, 2011

Three companies are facing fines of $25,000 each after a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration enforcement sweep.

Proposal to ban cell phone use by hazmat drivers

| April 29, 2011

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has proposed to restrict the use of all handheld mobile telephones.

The great tomato heist — Cargo thieves still operating in plain sight

| April 25, 2011

I missed this report from the New York Times a week and a half back, about a sophisticated cargo-theft ring operating a seemingly legitimate trucking company in Florida, with a twist. The freight targeted wasn't ...

High-risk carriers reviewed

Jill Dunn | April 24, 2011

FMCSA had used SafeStat to measure carrier safety, but replaced it with the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program on Dec. 12.

EOBRs controversy over the national airwaves missing extant/emerging solutions

| April 22, 2011

Wednesday, National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" program ran this piece on the issue of the proposed federal mandate for electronic on-board recorder use for hours-of-service monitoring. If it goes into effect, virtually all interstate haulers ...

DeFazio criticizes cross-border proposal

Jill Dunn | April 18, 2011

Congressman said Mexico’s safety standards do not equal those of the U.S. and Mexican carriers operating beyond the border zone will hurt jobs.

Exemption approved for metal coil haulers

| April 14, 2011

The FMCSA has granted a two-year exemption from certain cargo securement rules for motor carriers transporting metal coils.

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