safety

Fleet again ordered to pay $20k to a driver who was sick, refused to drive

A trucking company has been ordered by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to pay $20,000 in punitive damages and $354 to a driver after suspending the driver for refusing to drive for feeling ill.

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FMCSA wants to take CSA hazmat category public, change intervention thresholds

In addition, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing several enhancements for its Safety Measurement System, which the agency uses to measure the safety of motor carriers.

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Collision avoidance systems recommended by NTSB for all new vehicles

The National Transportation Safety Board released a report Monday recommending collision avoidance systems become standard on all new passenger and commercial vehicles.

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Boyd Transportation honors driver for 3 million safe miles

Boyd Transportation recently honored one of its drivers for reaching three million consecutive safe driving miles with the company.

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Driver cleared of obstruction charges after being woken up by police in the sleeper of team-driven truck

Kenny Capell was charged with obstruction of justice after refusing to comply with an ID check after being forced awake during a routine stop at the Northbound scale in Ringgold, Ga.

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POLL: How often do you nap to recharge on the road?

This poll looks at the extent to which drivers utilize that tried-and-true recharge method on the road: the nap.

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Preparing for the worst

No one likes to think about it, but winter is upon us and the chance of being involved in an accident increases tenfold with bad weather and slick roads. Preparing for the worst-case scenario is not only smart, it could save your life.

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General public in touch with reality? 8 in 10 view truckers as more safe than passenger-vehicle drivers

A survey of public opinion of the trucking industry and its drivers also concluded that the public views the industry favorably in large part. More results reported here.

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POLL: Do you use your truck’s horn to call out distracted drivers?

This poll follows reports of a growing tendency among drivers calling out unsafe behavior among motorists and other truckers on-highway, particularly cell phone use behind the wheel.

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FMCSA safety belt art contest

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has launched the 2014 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” student art contest organized by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership.

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