safety

CSA crash-weighting study coming soon; MCSAC subcommittee hiatus after April meeting

With the Crash Weighting Research Plan study results due before the end of the month and the SFD rulemaking to hit OMB in spring, the MCSAC CSA Subcommittee stressed continuing CSA problems going into its last meeting for the year, if not longer.

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‘Still not listening': Readers react to FMCSA’s hours study

Overdrive readers in large part showed skepticism over FMCSA's hours-impact study and its conclusion that last year's changes improve safety -- Congressman continues call for independent review.

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Highway safety report card ranks Ill., Ore., D.C. as best and South Dakota as worst

A nationwide survey has ranked Illinois, Oregon and the District of Columbia the best and South Dakota the worst in adoption of highway safety laws.

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Be your own boss: 14 ‘do or die’ compliance duties

Failure to perform these 14 tasks will automatically fail you when the FMCSA comes calling for your New Entrant Safety Audit in the first 18 months you're in business.

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Podcast: Safety, the best argument for more flexible sleeper splits

Also in this Voices special edition podcast, operator dispatches on the California Air Resources Board's Truck and Bus Rule, which officially goes into effect for 1996-2006 model year engines Jan. 1.

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FMCSA shuts down S.C.-based small fleet, owner-operator

Three separate out-of-service orders were issued to two companies and one driver declared imminent hazards to public safety.

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Video: Seeing that you’re driving blind

The video shows that what is superficially doing two things at once – driving and talking on the phone – is really just switching between two activities.

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These are the most annoying drivers and driving habits

Who are the most annoying drivers? For you, it’s a simple answer: four-wheelers, at least the bad ones. The same question was put to four-wheelers, and their responses were based on relationships. The top three, in order: my spouse, a friend, my mother. If you’re wondering about that leading “spouse” response, women were slightly more likely to choose “my husband” than men were to choose their wives. The survey was done by Insure.com, which  provides information on auto ...

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Owner-operator takes active role in educating tomorrow’s four-wheeler

Meet Todd Modderman, independent owner-operator who today collaborates in his spare time with the B.R.A.K.E.S. program of young driver education, utilizing his Peterbilt 379.

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Horror or not: Growing consumer interest in driverless cars

Does growing interest show potential for four-wheeler safety improvement -- or the opposite?...

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