July 21, 2017

5 Trending News in the Trucking Industry — A Quick Recap

5 Trending Trucking News and Trucking Trends

With so many things happening in the trucking industry, it can be tough to keep track of all the important trends, news, and regulation changes. With that in mind, we’ve put together five of the most important recent industry-related news and takeaways. If you haven’t been reading about how the

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July 21, 2017

Court Backs the FMCSA’s Stance on Mexican Truck Permits

Court Backs the FMCSA's stance on Mexican Truck Permits

A lawsuit brought by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters was recently dismissed by the federal court. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals filed last June 29, 2017, that it sided with the Department of Transportation (DOT) in this case. The petition challenged the FMCSA’s authority to permit Mexican-domiciled carriers to

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July 20, 2017

New Report Suggests FMCSA’s Safety Measurement System is Sound

New Report Suggests FMCSA's Safety Measurement System is Sound

NASEM recently released a prepublication copy of the report entitled “Improving Motor Carrier Safety Measurement.” The researchers reviewed FMCSA’s current CSA program by looking into SMS’s public usage, measure calculation, and discrimination ability of measures. Findings reveal the SMS to be reasonably structured. Its methodology for identifying high-risk motor carriers

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July 20, 2017

FMCSA Urges Everyone to Contribute to the National Safety Campaign

FMCSA Urges Everyone to Contribute to the National Safety Campaign

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has partnered with the American Trucking Association (ATA), the American Automobile Association (AAA), and the American Bus Association (ABA) for a national safety campaign. The latest FMCSA campaign, which is titled “Our Roads, Our Safety” is introduced to increase safety on roads for

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July 19, 2017

The Battle for CSA Reforms Continues

The Battle for CSA Reforms Continues

“The war is far from over,” says Tom Sanderson, Chairperson of ASECTT (The Alliance for Safe, Efficient, and Competitive Truck Transportation). “If ASECTT is to make a difference, we must play offense and offer constructive programs which fit our name.“ These are just some of the contents of the progress

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July 19, 2017

A Truck Driver’s Cheat Sheet to Good Health

A Truck Driver's Cheat Sheet to Good Health

According to a study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 70% commercial drivers are suffering from obesity. Obesity, in turn, leads to numerous other health-related problems, including sleep apnea, diabetes, fatigue, and high blood pressure. Life on the road makes it difficult for commercial drivers to eat

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July 18, 2017

The Hefty Price of Last-Minute ELD Compliance

The Heft-Price of Last-Minute ELD Compliance

The ELD mandate deadline is just months away now. Although most fleets have already adopted ELDs, there are still some that haven’t yet begun the ELD implementation process. A recent survey of over 2000 carriers revealed that: 81% of large fleets (with 250+ trucks) have successfully adopted ELDs. Smaller fleets

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July 17, 2017

Introducing Alerts: Proactive Driver Management

KeepTruckin introduces driver alerts for proactive driver management

Managing a commercial fleet is among the toughest jobs in America. As a fleet manager, you’re faced with a lot of challenges. To name a few: Constantly changing compliance burdens The driver shortage necessitating hiring drivers with little experience. This, combined with high turnover rates, can make coaching drivers feel

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