safety

An industry with a voice: Trucking’s opportunity to make it heard over CSA

The Safety Fitness Determination rulemaking represents the first, best opportunity to speak out on CSA, according to Dave Heller, speaking to a group of safety managers convened for TCA meeting.

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Heads up, there’s ‘bears everywhere': Thursday enforcement round-up

'Roadcheck effect' follow-up: Midwest Truckers spar with Will County, Ill., law enforcement and the state DOT; reports in Washington emphasis priority patrols from truck enforcement statewide.

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POLL: Where do you stand on industry call to remove CSA scores from public view?

Should carriers' CSA SMS percentile rankings/scores be removed from public view? Weigh in via this poll.

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The Roadcheck effect

Take a visit to the mechanic? Go through the truck with a fine-toothed comb? ... How do you prepare for the annual 72-hour inspection blitz? It's coming soon -- June 2-4.

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As speed limiter rule nears, OOIDA and ATA butt heads over regulating truck speeds

With a proposed rule to mandate the use of speed limiters on heavy trucks looming in the coming months, two of the trucking industry's biggest lobbying groups reiterated last week their stances on the rulemaking.

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Inward-facing problems

"Carriers have finally found a way to lower the quality of new drivers.... In the words of Moon Unit Zappa, 'Gag me with a spoon.'..."

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Tim Rickards presents ‘Chicago merge’

File under: Dashcam Central's "Hall of four-wheeler shame." Says Rickards: "One of many Chicago merges to share just west of the 80-94 split. Plenty of room behind me."

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The trucking jubilee

"It ain't no party for the fish involved, and it ain't no disco for the drivers, but the fat cats eat well, and fill their coffers with easily caught fish, who are addled and unsure of their surroundings."

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Science doesn’t lie

"I propose that all the people who think it's a good idea to further castrate the big diesel engine should have to drive a governed truck in full-on bumper-to-bumper rush-hour traffic around Atlanta on 285, where the median speed is 'balls to the wall.'"

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POLL: Will the GermanWings crash result in changes that improve air travel safety?

With pilots around the U.S. sounding familiar to many truckers on subjects of safety, medical certification, and more, this poll probes reader opinion on potential changes that could result following the recent disaster.

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