Tag: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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October 9, 2018

The New York limo crash that ended 20 lives should never have happened; limo fails safety inspections, driver was improperly licensed and the limo company had out-of-service vehicles; why the FMCSA should have shut them down

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December 18, 2017

ELD mandate (requiring truck drivers to use electronic logging devices to track HOS compliance) promises to reduce truck accident crash rates

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November 30, 2017

Trump Administration orders safety officials to stop trying to find a way to reduce truck accidents caused by drivers with sleep apnea

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November 21, 2017

Michigan’s fatal truck accident numbers have spiked 29% over past 5 years. We need to do better.

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November 20, 2017

New federal report shows truck driver behavior biggest factor behind 87% of truck accidents involving large truck — far ahead of the 10% of crashes blamed on mechanical failure

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September 5, 2017

A school bus driver is exempt from the same rules as truck and commercial bus drivers. Some recent tragedies show the fatal consequences of such lax regulations

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July 17, 2017

Michigan CDL Manual shows texting truckers are 23 times more likely to cause a wreck; risk of truck accident 6 times greater for hand-held cellphone use

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June 22, 2017

Bigger, heavier trucks will kill more and injure more in Michigan, which is already among the most deadly states in the U.S. for truck accident fatalities

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September 14, 2016

Here is a top safety tip that truckers and company safety managers need to know about when it comes to parking semi tractor-trailers on the shoulder of the highway As one company safety manager told me once, the #1 rule of thumb for truck drivers who are considering parking a truck on a highway shoulder: …

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