safety

Federal level action on truckers’ right to carry: Myth and attempted process

Two in five respondents to an Overdrive survey about carrying weapons have the mistaken belief that a federal law prohibits truckers from carrying a gun in their vehicle. Instead, only states have such laws, but because they vary widely, compliance becomes complicated for any gun-toting driver engaged in interstate commerce.

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Truckers who carry, and one who doesn’t, detail their reasons

Most truckers favor the right to carry a weapon on the road. Even those who don’t often say they stand by the old saying: “I’d rather be judged by 12 than carried by six.”

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Danger zone: Truckers stick to their guns despite questions about firearm laws, Overdrive research reveals

New Overdrive research shows large concerns over threats to truckers' personal safety. Though varying state concealed-carry laws make it difficult to cross state lines and remain in compliance, many truckers remain armed.

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Navistar recalling certain model year 2017 trucks for potential battery problem

Navistar says the affected vehicles have a metallic battery cover that could unlatch and contact the battery’s jump start stud, causing an electrical short to ground if the jump start stud isn’t covered.

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Goodyear tire recall prompts recall of 850 Freightliner trucks

Daimler’s recall covers approximately 863 trucks that were equipped with those tires. Models include: 2017 Freightliner Cascadia, 2017 Freightliner 122SD and 2017 Freightliner Business Class M2.

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Mandates for video recorders, collision avoidance systems among NTSB’s ‘Most Wanted’ in 2017-2018

Items on the list NTSB's 2017-2018 most wanted list that could have the biggest impact on drivers include increased implementation of collision avoidance technologies, expanding use of event recorders, and ending alcohol and drug impairment.

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DOT: All of the nearly 16,000 recalled Volvo trucks have been accounted for

All of the nearly 16,000 Volvo trucks recalled earlier this year have been accounted for, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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FMCSA asks truckers to discontinue use of Samsung Note7 phones, keep them unplugged

FMCSA has issued a safety advisory telling Samsung Galaxy Note7 owners to stop using the devices -- and to leave them unplugged -- while in their trucks.

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Small fleet shut down after post-crash investigation revealed bevy of safety violations

A five-truck fleet out of LaGrange, Ga., has been issued an effective shutdown order by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration after an investigation revealed the company did not adhere to driver qualification, drug testing, maintenance regulations and more.

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NTSB: More stringent drug screening needed for truck operators

NTSB found in its investigation of a fatal 2015 crash that the trucker at fault had illegally used methamphetamine before the crash occurred. The drug use should have been detected in a pre-employment screening, NTSB says.

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