September Safety Snapshot: Stressful Driving

Somewhat puzzled bearded driver in the cab

Fall is just around the corner, and the year is almost over. It has been a challenging time for the industry as it is an election year and uncertainty dwells as how the next administration will react to the transportation industry in general. With this unknown in the forecast, Stress can come into play when… Read more »

DOT Releases Federal Policy For Autonomous Vehicles

Scania senior engineer Tom Nysrom watches a film on an iPad while in the driving seat of a moving truck. Tom was demonstrating the self driving truck on the Scania test track near Stockholm in Sweden. The new truck system which, is still in development, was developed by Scania and allows the truck to drive safely, by itself, in slow moving traffic. The system is designed to enable a driver to rest while the truck is moving in heavy traffic at speeds up to 50 km per hour. Pic: Richard Pohle

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued on Sept. 20 a regulatory framework for vehicle manufacturers, state regulators and other stakeholders regarding the development and deployment of autonomous cars and trucks. The proposed policy initiative comes as both traditional automotive makers and tech giants march increasingly closer to readying such technology for public use. “Today,… Read more »

Survey On ELD Mandate Shows Carrier’s Varied Responses


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, created to improve safety within the transportation industry, is currently a hot topic on everyone’s mind. Carriers and drivers who are subject to the rule must install and use ELDs by the appropriate deadline, which for those using paper logs or logging software… Read more »

OOIDA Fights New ELD Mandate


A three-judge panel with the U.S. Court of Appeals for 7th Circuit in Chicago heard oral arguments on Tuesday, September 13, in the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s (OOIDA) lawsuit seeking to block mandatory use of electronic logging devices (ELD). On Dec. 11, 2015, the day after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the… Read more »

Brake Safety Week 2016


Brake Safety Week, which is scheduled this week (Sept. 11-17), is a commercial vehicle inspection blitz designed to enforce brake safety throughout North America. Brake-related problems make up the largest percentage of out-of-service violations issued for commercial motor vehicles. Last year 18,817 vehicles were inspected. Approximately 12.3 percent were placed Out Of Service (OOS) for… Read more »

Safest Carrier in Montana


Davis was awarded 1st Place for the Safest Carrier in Montana in the 500,000 to 750,000 mile category.  This award is presented by Great West Safety in Association with American Trucking Associations. Thank you to our driving team and each of you for making this happen! While Davis Transport Inc., is one of the leading… Read more »

FMSCA Recommends New Health Proposal for Sleep Apnea


In two days of meetings, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Medical Review Board recommended guidelines for when a driver should be tested for obstructive sleep apnea, the minimum amount of treatment for compliance, and when a driver should be retested. Among the board’s recommendations was a set of guidelines for when a truck driver… Read more »

Winter is Coming, Some Tips & Reminders For Safe Winter Driving


It’s that time of year. The kids are back in school, the leaves are changing, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer and colder. All signs are pointing to winter being right around the corner. Winter weather conditions can sneak up on even the best driver, and all it takes is… Read more »

Trucking Moves America Forward

Trucking Moves America Forward, and here at Davis Transport, Inc. we continually strive to be the best in safety, customer satisfaction and a leader in technological advancement within the industry. We are proud to be an important link in transcontinental shipment of commodities across the United States. Imagine from FASTPORT on Vimeo. Trucks have remained… Read more »