safety

National Coalition on Truck Parking formed, results of Jason’s Law parking study released

DOT reps and stakeholder groups have signed a pledge of commitment to a newly created National Coalition on Truck Parking.

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Early adopters: Getting ahead of the ELD mandate

Most owner-operators still oppose an ELD mandate as the final rule gets closer. Yet some independents see benefits in trying out new technology to adjust to what they believe to be an eventual reality.

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Michael Kimball presents ‘Lanes blocked? Use the shoulder.’

File under "four-wheeler impatience." Says operator Michael Kimball: "I had a bull hauler passing me in the left lane. I guess the four-wheeler couldn't wait."

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Bad ideas and agendas

“We're from the gubmint, and we're here to help.” --FMCSA (apocryphal) ... Wendy: "No thanks. Your kind of 'help' is what will destroy us all."

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Are driving skills about to be devalued?

Our industry has spent years on the hard sell that safe driving is truly a skilled profession. It’s sad to imagine the long-haul more akin to Homer Simpson, watching gauges at the power plant.

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Roadcheck road reports heading into final day

UPDATED: Reader reports from locales around the nation throughout the second day and final morning of the Roadcheck inspection blitz. What are you seeing? Weigh in here.

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‘Don’t run into stuff’: FMCSA chief’s should-be No. 1 message

Who's leading the dance between the driver and technology in advocates' safety focus in today's world? One owner-operator emphasizes a simple safety message for the next administrator.

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Thursday ‘share the road’ trio

Local Tennessee paper instructs motorists on safety around big trucks, large Georgia newspaper likens crash victims to casualties of war, and a little good news on Virginia port investment to combat congestion.

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‘Tired truckers’ back in the headlines — and the limits, benefits of safety technology

Whatever comes of active driver-assist safety technologies in the near future, it will remain an aware driver that is the bedrock of all trucking safety.

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Analyst: CSA ‘sea change’ coming

Following broad movement among motor carrier groups and individual interactions at the Congressional level and throughout government, more than 80 percent of readers say yes to pulling back the reins on the CSA program.

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