Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Current 34-hour restart regs to stay put
Yesterday, the industry received outstanding news that U.S. Dept. of Transportation had released a report that the use of the 34-hour restart by professional drivers offers no safety benefits and unnecessarily restricts drivers from doing their jobs. “The release of this report closes what has been... Read more
Thursday, February 23, 2017
FMCSA releases updated guidance on ELD
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued additional guidance on the electronic logging device mandate regarding the use of automatic on-board recording devices and non-compliant ELDs. In its new guidance, FMCSA clarified that when carriers using AOBRDs replace vehicles within their... Read more
Monday, February 20, 2017
J.J. Keller offers free whitepaper on vehicle maintenance program implementation
While FMCSA regulations require carriers to have a systematic and effective maintenance program, but they do not specify what it must include. Devising and implementing a plan is left up to the carrier to decide what to do when it comes to maintaining equipment. And if that program is not adequate,... Read more
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
ATA offering free employment law seminars
Make plans now to attend one of the Alabama Trucking Association’s First Quarter 2017 fleet management training sessions set for five locations across the state during last week of February and first week of March. These workshops will focus on the legality and processes involved with employee compensation... Read more
Monday, February 06, 2017
CVSA appoints new director of roadside inspection program
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance recently announced that Kerri Wirachowsky joined the Alliance on February 6 as director of roadside inspection program. Wirachowsky was employed by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation from 1987 to 2016 and actively involved in the commercial motor vehicle... Read more
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
ATA safety council appoints new leadership for 2017
Earlier this week, during its annual holiday banquet and officer installation, the Alabama Trucking Association Safety & Maintenance Management Council (SMMC) elected and installed a new batch of fleet professionals from Alabama’s best trucking operations to lead the Council’s three chapters’ safety... Read more
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
FMCSA establishes drug and alcohol testing clearinghouse for commercial drivers
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a final rule that establishes a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial truck and bus drivers.  The clearinghouse database will serve as a central repository containing records... Read more
Friday, October 21, 2016
SMMC Gulf Coast chapter holds roadside inspections
The Alabama Trucking Association’s Safety and Maintenance Management (SMMC) Gulf Coast chapter held its fall courtesy roadside inspection Oct. 20 at the Alabama Welcome Center near the Alabama-Mississippi state line on I-10, inspecting 24 commercial vehicles and drivers for safety and regulation compliance. The... Read more
Thursday, July 07, 2016
FMCSA seeks comments on crash preventability demonstration program
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says it is proposing to develop and implement a demonstration program to determine the efficacy of a program to conduct preventability determinations on certain types of crashes that are generally less complex. The program will allow carriers... Read more
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Survey shows industry annually invests $9.5 billion in safety
The trucking industry invests at least $9.5 billion in safety annually according to a landmark report released today by American Trucking Associations. “We know this industry prioritizes and invests in improving safety on our nation’s highways,” said ATA Executive Vice President of National Advocacy... Read more