safety

Four-wheelers should ‘learn from truck drivers’

| June 03, 2013

Con-way Freight's Tom Clark makes a compelling case for his view that four-wheelers should take a lesson from professional truck drivers on distracted driving -- as a frequent two-wheeler, I concur.

National truck-parking driver survey launched

| May 15, 2013

Here find out how to take the survey, created by Hope Rivenburg in part in concert with driver advocates Allen and Donna Smith of Truth About Trucking and aimed at educating the DOT on parking ...

Carriers, drivers aligned on need for shift in enforcement priorities

| May 14, 2013

Following a speech at the 2013 CVSA spring workshop which decried states' outsize inspection focus, Overdrive readers responded largely positively to a message of new traffic-enforcement priorities.

Crashes and interventions: Crackdown!

| May 10, 2013

FMCSA is putting extra muscle into shutting down truck and bus fleets. Often lacking robust back-office resources to deal with interventions, small carriers can be considered most vulnerable.

Watch those post-crash-inspection violations

| May 06, 2013

They shouldn't be assigned severity weights to contribute to a carrier's ranking in any CSA BASIC if the violation was a result of the crash.

Poll: What is the most safety-enhancing enforcement strategy?

| May 02, 2013

As industry conversation heats up around the appropriate national enforcement strategy, this poll probes owner-operators' views on the most safety-positive efforts on the highways.

What this year’s MCSAP awards say about national enforcement priorities

| April 27, 2013

MCSAP award winners' violation priorities profiles suggest the federal government views a high level of on-highway traffic enforcement (versus vehicle inspections) as preferable enforcement behavior.

FMCSA’s focus on inspections a point of contention at CVSA workshop

| April 23, 2013

ATA representative Phil Byrd challenged the enforcement community to shift priorities away from inspections to traffic enforcement. Also: Regulatory update from FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

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