Speed Limiter Rule Proposed By DOT

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The U.S. Department of Transportation Aug. 26 released a proposed rule that would require trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds to be equipped with speed limiting devices (also known as speed governors or speed limiters), but the regulatory body did not propose a speed to which trucks would be limited. The DOT appears to be leaning… Read more »

National Highway Safety Leaders to Address Bad Driving Behaviors

The nation’s chief highway safety leaders will hold their Annual Meeting August 27-31 in downtown Seattle to emphasize the importance of safe driving behavior in an era of rapid technological advancement and recent data projecting that overall in both trucking and privately owned vehicles traffic deaths were up nearly 8 percent in 2015, after years… Read more »

FMSCA Issues Safety Advisory Over E-Cigs and Explosion Hazards

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a safety advisory to truck drivers and operators of other commercial motor vehicles warning them of the safety risks associated with the use of e-cigarettes and battery-powered vaporizers. The agency wrote: “The use of battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices has resulted in incidents including explosions, serious… Read more »

FMSCA Campaign Asks Motorists to Share Road With Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has launched a new safety  campaign, “Our Roads, Our Responsibility,” to raise public awareness about how to operate safely with commercial motor vehicles.  “Trucks and buses move people and goods around the country, contributing to our economic well being and our way of life,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary… Read more »

Don’t Fall For It! Tips To Avoid Trips, Slips & Falls

Taking the time to reduce personal injuries from trips slips, and falls can be a very important investment. Here are some safety tips and reminders to keep you safe on the road, and at home These boots are made for walking, but climbing ladders not so much! Tie off your ladder before using Don’t rush… Read more »

With New Standards Comes New Technology

Earlier this year Nikola Motors, Co started developing a 2,000-hp, all-wheel-drive, hybrid-electric truck-tractor with a turbine range extender whose operating costs will be one-half that of a diesel tractor. Now, Nikola Motor Co.’s advanced R&D team says it has achieved 100% zero emissions on the Nikola One commercial Class 8 truck. While many other battery… Read more »

RoadCheck 2016 Begins Today : Tuesday June 7, 2016

RoadCheck 2016 begins at 12:01 am Eastern time on Tuesday, June 7. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced in April that inspectors will be paying close attention to tires. They will be measuring tire tread depth, checking tire pressure, checking to make sure that no items are lodged between dual tires, and examining the overall… Read more »

New Electric Semi In Development

Nikola Motor Co., named after electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla, has announced that it’s developing a 2,000-hp, all-wheel-drive, hybrid-electric truck-tractor with a turbine range extender whose operating costs will be one-half that of a diesel tractor. The company is designing the majority of the components for the vehicle, called Nikola One, and with Meritor has co-designed… Read more »

5 Things You Need to Know About ELDs

5 Things You Need to Know About ELDs Fleets prepared to make the necessary changes to every facet of their operation will be more successful transitioning to e-logs. Heavy Duty Trucking recently identified 5 things you need to know about the ELD mandate.  This is a follow up to other reports we have issued on… Read more »