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NHTSA Offers Online Truck Safety Workshop May 13 and 14

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will be conducting a workshop on May 13th and 14th to discuss issues related to fuel economy, vehicle mass reduction, and the effects of vehicle mass and size on vehicle safety. The workshop is being held at the Department of Transportation (DOT) headquarters in Washington, D.C., and will be available to watch live online through an NHTSA affiliated website.

Truck hauling Coke crashes in W. Minn.; patrol says driver sleepy, passenger dopey

A big rig packed with Diet Coke crashed early Wednesday and shut down eastbound Interstate 94 in western Minnesota for several hours, while authorities cleared the soda slick and chased down the sleepy driver and a passenger accused of getting in trouble with coke

Woman driving her daughter to school tragically killed by flying tire from truck

A Georgia woman was tragically killed Friday morning in a freak accident when a truck tire came loose, flew threw the air across I-85, and smashed into her oncoming van.

Marquam Bridge reopens for morning commute

PORTLAND — The northbound lanes of Interstate 5 on the Marquam Bridge were reopened for Wednesday’s morning commute after a fiery rollover crash Tuesday involving a semi-truck, officials said.


KAMC Investigates Uncovers String of Safety Violations Tied to Monday Truck Crash

A KAMC investigation has uncovered a string of safety violations tied to a Lubbock battery company whose truck crashed off I-27 in New Deal on Monday.


FMCSA Publishes HOS Guidance for Drivers

FMCSA has released new aids for drivers on the upcoming changes in the hours of service (HOS) requirements. The ‘Interstate Truck Driver’s Guide to Hours of Service’ is available online.


Fatal Crash Involving Car and Big Rig

One person was killed Friday in a collision between a car and a big rig on a rural North County road.

The fatal accident on State Route 76 at Gird Road in Bonsall was reported shortly before 12:30 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.


FMCSA Creates ‘Enforcement Toolkit’ for Carriers

FMCSA has released a series of PDFs to help carriers comply with federal regulations. The ‘enforcement toolkit’ contains information on the process safety investigators use for on-site interventions and compliance reviews. The materials correspond with the BASICs within the CSA program, so carriers can identify problems and work towards solutions.