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Federal regulators have shut down yet another unsafe trucking company, ordering J&A Transportation out of service on as of April 9. The carrier showed "blatant disregard for safety" by violating Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) laws regarding hours of service for truck drivers and proper vehicle maintenance. This is the third closure of an unsafe […]
The rest periods before professional truck drivers can start a new workweek, known as restarts, are under review by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. A new rule, scheduled to go into effect in July 2013, mandates a 34-hour rest period before drivers can start a new week. The controversy in the trucking industry […]
3,675 people died in truck-related accidents in the United States in 2010. While other new traffic safety stats from 2010 are encouraging – although distracted driving remains a big problem – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports an increase of more than 8% in fatalities in truck-involved accidents. A new bill has been […]