Greenbelt, MD — An unannounced inspection blitz of commercial motor vehicles resulted in 14 percent being placed out of service for brake-related violations, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance recently announced.
Washington – The House has rejected the latest attempt to delay by two years the implementation of a federal mandate requiring commercial motor vehicle drivers to use electronic logging devices in place of paper logs to track hours of service.
Greenbelt, MD – From June 6 to 8, inspectors across North America checked braking systems, lights, tires and other equipment on commercial motor vehicles as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 30th International Roadcheck, an annual 72-hour enforcement and safety outreach event.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Safety Measurement System is “sound,” but the agency should consider a “more statistically principled approach” for evaluating the safety of commercial motor vehicle carriers, the National Academies of Sciences concluded after an 18-month review of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.
Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has delayed until June 5 the effective date of a final rule that establishes minimum training requirements for entry-level commercial motor vehicle drivers, according to a notice published in the May 23 Federal Register.
Grain Valley, MO – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Associations has released a video demonstrating the dangers of speed limiters in large trucks, as part of a campaign opposing a proposed rule that would require installation of the devices on trucks, buses and multipurpose passenger vehicles weighing more than 26,000 pounds.
Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on March 23 withdrew a proposed rule that would have changed the safety fitness determination process for commercial motor vehicle carriers.