Washington — Inadequate training and certification of cargo tank inspectors may be a “widespread problem,” putting tanker truck drivers and motorists at risk, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report issued after an investigation of a crash involving a tanker truck carrying propane.
Ames, IA — Iowa’s truck parking information management system is slated to be fully operational by Jan. 4, 2019 – providing commercial truck drivers with “real-time, in-cab information on truck parking availability at public rest areas and private truck stops” along Interstate 80 – the state’s Department of Transportation announced Dec. 7.
Washington — The percentage of commercial truck and bus drivers buckling up climbed to a record-high 86 percent in 2016, according to the results of a survey conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released its annual "Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics," a resource aimed at bolstering the agency’s goal of preventing commercial motor vehicle-related deaths and injuries.
Washington – Truck safety regulations requiring electronic logging devices, hair testing, speed limiters and other features could save lives and prevent injuries, the Trucking Alliance asserted in a recent letter sent to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.
Arlington, VA – A lack of safe, available parking spaces forces many commercial motor vehicle drivers to stop in undesignated or unauthorized areas such as highway shoulders and ramps, according to the results of a survey conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute – the research arm of the American Trucking Associations.
Arlington, VA – Fatalities involving trucks continue to decline in the United States despite a sharp increase in the number of miles traveled by commercial motor vehicles, according to an analysis from the American Trucking Associations.
Washington – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking intended to improve protection for “underride” crashes in which smaller vehicles slam into the back of large trucks and slide underneath.