trucking safety News

Arkansas Road Team Busy Promoting Big Rig Safety

Just over a year ago, the Arkansas Trucking Association named the first class of a brand new Arkansas Road Team: 12 drivers from six companies given the task of educating the public about safe driving around heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The …

Small Trucking Firms Fear Being Driven Out of Business by Electronic Log Rule

A new regulation that will force U.S. trucking companies to electronically log employee hours is designed to limit accidents by keeping tired drivers off the road. It may also drive smaller trucking firms out of business. A trucking industry survey …

Senate Panel Makes U-Turn on Rentals of Recalled Vehicles

A Senate panel killed a proposal to permit companies to continue renting vehicles that have been recalled, a measure criticized by consumer groups, automakers and even some rental-car companies. The Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee instead voted Wednesday to require …

Truck Driver in Deadly Tennessee Crash Cited in Florida Previous Day

Authorities say a truck driver who slammed into numerous stopped cars outside of Chattanooga, Tenn., last week, killing six, had been cited for careless driving in Florida the previous day. According to a Florida Highway Patrol crash report, 39-year-old truck …

First Licensed Autonomous Freight Truck Hits the Road in U.S.

In a ceremony at Hoover Dam, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) unveiled the Freightliner Inspiration Truck, what it says is the first licensed autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the U.S. The vehicle promises to …

It’s Time to Act on Trucking Safety Ideas, Says NTSB

Highway regulators have failed to act on more than 100 recommendations to improve truck safety at a time when fatalities have risen for four straight years, according to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. Priorities must change in 2015, with …

Sentry Insurance to Provide DriveCam Program to Transportation Clients

Lytx, Inc. (formerly DriveCam, Inc.), a global driver safety and compliance product company, has signed an agreement with Wisconsin-based Sentry Insurance to provide Sentry’s transportation clients with the DriveCam powered by Lytx driver safety management product. Sentry will share a …

Wal-Mart Driver Honored for 4M Accident-Free Miles

Somewhere out west in recent days, cross-country truck driver Warren Greeno passed the 4-million-mile mark without an accident. Arkansas-based Wal-Mart celebrated the achievement on Sept. 21 and Greeno didn’t have to drive in to join the party. “There was a …

Trucking Industry Loses Challenge to Driver Fatigue Rule

U.S. Transportation Department regulations to ensure drivers get more rest were mostly upheld by a federal appeals court, a defeat for trucking companies that said the rules would add cost without improving highway safety. A three-judge panel of the Court …

Firms Report Increase in False Histories of Commercial Drivers: LexisNexis

Employers tripled their employment verifications of commercial drivers during the first half of 2012, possibly indicating that companies are experiencing a driver shortage and are processing more applicants through electronic means, according to a commercial driver study by LexisNexis Risk …