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Distracted Driving and Driver, Roadway, Environmental Factors

Drivers often perform non-driving activities that divert their attention from the primary task of driving. - More...

FMCSA rule to increase liability insurance sent to OMB

A rule proposal from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to increase the minimum amount of liability insurance carriers must have has been sent to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget — the final stop before the rule is published as a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. - More...

ATA Welcomes Electronic Logging Device Proposal

Arlington, Va. – Today, American Trucking Associations officials said they welcomed the proposal by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to mandate the use of electronic logging devices in commercial trucks as a potential improvement for highway safety. - More...

Truckers in Connecticut Now Required to Clear Snow, Ice

With the northeast expected to receive up to a foot of snow today and tomorrow, the state of Connecticut has a new law on its books of which truckers must be aware. Connecticut’s law went into effect on Jan. 1, so today’s storm will be the first time police will be allowed to ticket motorists. - More...

Deep dive into correlation of CSA scores and crash risk

Problems with the data and methodology deployed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) safety-rating program “produce an imperfect and unreliable measure of a carrier’s safety record,” according to the American Trucking Assns. (ATA). - More...

5 Things Drivers Never Should Do at the Scene of an Accident

The time to plan how you’re going to respond at the scene of an accident is before you are involved in an accident. How a truck driver responds on the scene has a major impact on the outcome of any claims that may follow. Here’s a list of five things drivers should never, ever do at the scene of an accident: - More...

Trucks Involved in Fatal Crashes Rise 3% in 2011

The yearly number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes is on the rise again after nearly a decade of declining, according to the most recent data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. In 2011, 3,608 large trucks were involved in fatal crashes, a 3% increase over 2010 — and a 12% increase over 200 - More...

Thieves pose as truckers

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - To steal huge shipments of valuable cargo, thieves are turning to a deceptively simple tactic: They pose as truckers, load the freight onto their own tractor-trailers and drive away with it. - More...

I-65 / I-70 South Split

The Indiana Department of Transportation is launching an accelerated project that will close Interstate 65 and Interstate 70 between the north and south splits on the east side of downtown Indianapolis for approximately 59 days to reconstruct and lower one-half mile of pavement beneath seven bridges. - More...