Posts Tagged ‘safety’

Parking Shortage Worsens

WASHINGTON — Concerns over the ongoing plight to park trucks safely is prompting a group of national and regional stakeholders to plan ways to improve parking availability, given a new Department of Transportation survey that found dire shortages in metropolitan areas. Deputy Transportation Secretary Victor Mendez said a National Coalition on Truck Parking would convene…

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Roadcheck Safety Inspections Target Driver Logs, Hazmat Transport

LANDOVER, Md. – Federal, state and local safety officials kicked off the annual Roadcheck event here June 3 at FedEx Field with the goal of pulling in 17 trucks and buses per minute across North America for 30-step, Level 1 safety inspections. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration combine…

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DOT seeking input on how it should revise its regulations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) are under the microscope again, and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) wants the public’s help in deciding what to focus on. The DOT is asking for public input in deciding how to go about reviewing and overhauling all of its regulations, including the FMCSRs. This is the…

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DOT’s Speed-Limiter Proposal to Add Older Trucks

An upcoming federal rule mandating speed limiters on heavy-duty trucks will include the requirement that current vehicles be retrofitted as well as new trucks rolling down assembly lines, according to an official of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Christopher Bonanti, NHTSA associate administrator for rulemaking, said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has joined…

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