Tag: Road Safe America
‘Irresponsible’ use of data — it happens day in, day out
Jumping to a conclusion that speed limiters are the driving force behind reductions in crashes without considering other factors is, well, irresponsible indeed.
September 8, 2016
MCSAC policy panel’s long shift toward safety advocates
How it happened: When the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee began meeting in 2007, it had four members with direct involvement in trucking. Today, there are three direct trucking members. Over the same period, representatives of safety-advocacy groups more than doubled from two to five.
September 7, 2016
The biggest little voice in trucking
How self-styled safety-advocacy groups won over the federal government, and some trucking interests themselves, to influence trucking regulation.
September 6, 2016
Readers say no to speed governing, less equivocal on a national speed limit
Haven’t we been here before? With some industry organizations calling for a national 65-mph speed limit and governing of Class 7 and 8 trucks to similar limits, readers weigh in.
August 18, 2014
Speed limiter rule coming? DOT report says yes, and could be this year
Joining an already full trucking regulatory docket this year could be a rule that requires trucks to use speed limiters, though what the limited speed may be isn’t known.
March 13, 2014
Driver harassment, the hours rule, Navistar’s engine transision, sleep apnea regulations and more industry news items are featured.
March 20, 2012
EOBR report addresses driver harassment
A safety panel on Feb. 8 finalized a report on mitigating the use of electronic onboard recorders to harass drivers that provides suggestions to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
February 9, 2012
A long-haul cross-border Mexican trucking program is proposed, Dart buys Fil-More assets, trucking groups back ATA’s appeal against the Port of Los Angeles and many other industry news items are featured.
February 1, 2011
Agency to consider speed limiter rule in 2012
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will mandate speed limiters on new heavy-duty trucks.
December 30, 2010
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