FMCSA Program Lets Carriers Dispute Crash Fault

Following up on a two-year-old proposal, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will launch on Aug. 1 a demonstration program that will enable motor carriers to dispute the determination of certain truck crashes as “preventable.” The program could lead to improved Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores for carriers if the agency reclassifies the cause of crashes previously deemed preventable.

ELD Devices: Data Security & Privacy Protection

As of Dec. 18, most drivers who currently maintain records-of-duty status — about 3 million, according to the FMCSA — will be using ELD Devices or risk out-of-service violations.
Most fleets will be using devices that come with a monthly service plan, most often associated with a connection to the cellular data network. That connectivity means ELDs are Internet of Things devices — which raises cyber-security concerns.

Trucking Minimum Liability Insurance: Has FMCSA Done The Appropriate Due Diligence?

After a truck crash killed our daughters, AnnaLeah (17) and Mary (13) on May 4, 2013, we discovered that there were many problems with truck safety, including inadequate trucking liability insurance. In 1980, Congress set the level of minimum liability insurance for trucking companies at a MINIMUM of $750,000. If that were adjusted for inflation, it would be $2,225,643 in 2017. Yet, DOT has not once raised that level in 37 years — thereby jeopardizing the safety of the traveling public.

SaferWatch Partners with Load Manager to Minimize Motor Carrier Risk

These on-demand freight services are used by less than 5 percent of U.S. trucking lines, but the industry is getting a big push from investors. Hundreds of millions of dollars are going into dozens of freight tech start-ups, including Transfix, Loadsmart, Convoy, Doft, Cargo Chief, TugForce, HaulHound, Parade, ShipLync, uShip and Flexport, which has raised $94 million over the past several years.

Trucking Industry: Investors Push For A Paperless Future

These on-demand freight services are used by less than 5 percent of U.S. trucking lines, but the industry is getting a big push from investors. Hundreds of millions of dollars are going into dozens of freight tech start-ups, including Transfix, Loadsmart, Convoy, Doft, Cargo Chief, TugForce, HaulHound, Parade, ShipLync, uShip and Flexport, which has raised $94 million over the past several years.