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Trump Administration Rule Changes Allow Trucker Work Day of 14 Hours

The U.S. Transportation Department on Thursday published new rules for truck drivers that will allow short-haul drivers to work a longer day and revising rules for longer trips, saying the changes will save the industry $2.8 billion over 10 years. …

Trucking Can Be Deadly. And Not Just For Truckers.: Viewpoint

Of the major industries for which the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported workplace fatality rates for 2018, truck transportation was the most dangerous, with 28 deaths per 100,000 full-time-equivalent workers. To be sure, there are jobs more dangerous than driving …

RLI to Offer Samsara IoT Loss Control Services to Trucking, Commercial Auto Clients

RLI Transportation, a division of RLI Insurance Company, has partnered with Samsara, an industrial IoT company that provides sensors and software to manage vehicle fleets and industrial operations. The partnership will provide RLI Transportation customers within the large trucking, public …

Planes, Trains, Autos, Trucks: ’10 Most Wanted’ Transportation Safety Improvements

Federal safety advocates are targeting three of the worst habits by drivers that kill more than 10,000 people a year: speeding, impaired driving and distractions from electronic gadgets. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board unveiled its “Most Wanted” list of …

7-Car Pileup Involving 18-Wheeler in Mississippi Leaves 2 Dead

A multi-car pileup on Interstate 55 in southern Mississippi has left two people dead. Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Brandon Fortenberry tells local media that seven vehicles, including an 18-wheel truck were involved in the Monday accident in McComb. He …

Study Links Truck Drivers’ Health to Crash Risk

Commercial truck drivers with three or more medical conditions double to quadruple their chance for being in a crash than healthier drivers, reports a study led by investigators at the University of Utah School of Medicine. The findings suggest that …

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 …