American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Bill Graves joined Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today as LaHood announced a ban on text messaging by drivers of commercial vehicles.
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) told the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that the trucking industry has seen a large decline in the truck-involved fatality rate since the current Hours of Service (HOS) rules took effect.
The truck-involved fatality rate in 2008 declined 12.3 percent to 1.86 per 100 million miles from 2.12 per 100 million miles in 2007. This decline marks the largest year-to-year drop ever and the fifth consecutive year the fatality rate has improved.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a press release Jan. 4 announcing four 'public listening sessions' on their potential revisions to the hours-of-service (HOS) rules.
Steve Eckhoff, a local driver for Hogan Transports, has driven over 2.1 million accident-free miles in his 28 year career as a professional truck driver.
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has added three new state regulations to the idling regulations compendium and cab card posted on its website, www.atri-online.org.' Three states currently developing idling regulations have also been
ATA announced the launch of an online video channel for communicating the trucking industry's critical issues to members, legislators, regulators and the public.