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New Trucking Electronic Hours-of-Service Record Rule Proposed

In April, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) proposed rules to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles to provide a more accurate record than that of paper records of […]

Michael Roberts

Safety Initiatives During LaHood Tenure at DOT

Ray LaHood, Secretary of the Department of Transportation, recently announced that he would be stepping down from his position when his successor is confirmed by the United States Senate….

Michael Roberts

Alabama Trucking Safety Measure Challenged by Trucking Association

A 2009 Alabama safety measure enacted by the Legislature, after a series of accidents involving huge metal coils coming off tractor-trailer loads onto highways and…

Michael Roberts

New DOT Law Enforcement Training Program for CMV Traffic Stops

Our interstates and highways are full of Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs), such as large and small semi -trucks, buses, and other vehicles that might carry cargo or hazardous materials….

Michael Roberts

Most Dangerous Oil Industry Jobs Are Not What You Would Think

For workers in the oil industry, the most dangerous part of the job doesn’t seem to be the job itself. As a recent New York Times Article highlighted, most of the deaths in the…

Michael Roberts

New Truck Driver Medical Examiner Certification Rule Announced

For the purpose of minimizing commercial vehicle- related injuries, crashes and/or fatalities, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, announced on April 18, 2012 a new safety rule. This…

Michael Roberts

New Truck Driver Hours-of-Service Rule Announced

Many of us can identify with driver fatigue—maybe even especially right now with all of the holiday travel going on. The last hours of a long road trip or night-time driving at the end of a…

Michael Roberts

Cell Phone Use While Driving Tractor Trailers Banned

Half a million injuries and nearly 5500 deaths were attributed to accidents involving distracted driving in 2009.

In a giant step toward safety, a final rule was announced restricting the use…

Michael Roberts

Mexican CDLs and Tractor Trailer Safety

Rigorous licensing requirements for commercial truckers are a crucial component of keeping our highways safe. With hundreds of thousands of commercial trucks operating on our roadways, it is…

Michael Roberts

GAO Assesses Trucking Safety Initiative Progress

Today on our highways and interstates there are hundreds of thousands of large commercial trucks and buses that provide cross-country transportation for goods and people. A significant part of the…