safety

More than 800 recalled Volvo trucks remain unaccounted for, FMCSA says

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is still looking for hundreds of Volvo trucks recalled last month and subsequently placed out of service over potential steering problems.

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Volvo issues recall of some 2016-2017 VNL, VNX, VNM models

Volvo is recommending that affected vehicles not be driven until the final remedy is available, adding the company is currently validating an interim remedy that it expects to make available “very shortly while it develops a final remedy.”

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PacLease announces new online driver training program

The program offers more than 360 online courses and tutorials that aim to improve driving skills and compliance.

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Amid ‘fatigued driver’ out-of-service discussions, panel releases report on research into fatigue measurement

The 392.3 "ill/fatigued operator" regulation has come under fire from truckers and inspectors in recent years due to lack of objective standards for its enforcement. A new report from the National Academies in some ways underscores the criticism while charting a course for FMCSA on fatigue research.

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POLL: Future for ‘fatigued driving’ enforcement?

Could DWF (driving while fatigued) be treated like DUI? Will technologies emerge enabling real-time monitoring in-cab to eventually give way to an entirely new approach to the hours of service? Which of these (or other) scenarios do you think might be most likely in the future ....

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National Fleet Safety Awards divisional winners named by TCA

The Truckload Carriers Association has announced the divisional winners of its annual National Fleet Safety Awards.

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Action on driver fatigue, health, distractions among NTSB’s 2016 most wanted regulations

The National Transportation Safety Board released its annual Most Wanted List of safety regulations this week, and six of the 10 items on the list could have an impact on the trucking industry and truckers.

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Trailer underride guard mandate proposed by NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing to require rear impact guards on the back of trailers.

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NTSB to FMCSA: Consider drug testing for synthetic marijuana

The NTSB made two recommendations to the FMCSA after a crash investigation revealed a driver's use of synthetic marijuana.

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ATRI to release report on CSA and crash accountability

The American Transportation Research Institute is looking for carrier and driver input for an upcoming report on crash accountability.

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