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6 steps to a safer fleet
Those of us who have made careers out of trucking safety often believe that a great safety program will solve all problems. While this is not entirely true, a good safety program can certainly help to reduce the number of accidents. However, it is important to remember that there are many different types and sizes of companies, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution for safety.
That being said, there are a few key concepts that can help to improve safety in any trucking fleet. These concepts are easy to understand and have been proven to be effective in the field. However, in order for them to be successful, it is essential that safety is a top priority for the entire company. This means that safety must be embedded in all aspects of the business, from hiring and training to operations and maintenance.
FMCSA signals intent to move on OOIDA broker transparency petition
OOIDA had petitioned the FMCSA to amend the regulation in May 2020. The association argued that the current regulation does not provide enough transparency for drivers and carriers. OOIDA also argued that the regulation is outdated and does not reflect the current practices of brokers.
The FMCSA agreed with OOIDA’s concerns and announced that it would move forward with rulemaking. The agency said that it would consider the comments received from OOIDA and other stakeholders before finalizing the rule.
The freight market downturn is a year old. When will the market turn around?
A year has passed since an article was published on March 31, 2022, stating the case for why the U.S. trucking market was headed for a significant downturn. The article, written by [insert author name], was based on analysis from SONAR, FreightWaves’ high-frequency freight data and price reporting platform.
At the time of writing, the freight market was in a state of flux. Freight volumes had been declining for several months, and spot rates had begun to fall. [Author name] argued that these trends were likely to continue, leading to a significant downturn in the freight market.
Beating the roadside blitz: experts share maintenance tips ahead of CVSA Roadcheck
In 2021, the number of overall inspections was much lower than in previous years (23,135), yet inspectors still removed 21.8% of vehicles from the road and 5.2% of drivers. This year’s campaign, set for May 16-18, will place special emphasis on anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and cargo securement. Brakes, lights, tires, and cargo securement routinely make up the top five vehicle out-of-service causes, while hours of service/logs and problems with licensure are the top causes for driver violations.
Congressional Policy Makers Introduce Truck Parking Bill
The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act is a bipartisan bill that would invest $755 million to expand commercial truck parking capacity nationwide. The bill would provide funding for transportation agencies to build or expand safe parking areas for commercial motor vehicles. It would also create a national truck parking database to help drivers find available parking.
The bill has been endorsed by a number of trucking organizations, and is currently being considered by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
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