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  • SambaSafety reaches 1.7 million subscribers

    July 20, 2018 6:52AM by Truck News

    DENVER, Col. – SambaSafety says it has reached a new milestone, exceeding 1.7 million subscribers to its driver risk management platforms. In the last three years, the company says it has assessed risk on more than 100 million unique regulated

  • Brake blitz grounds 12.4% in Canada

    July 17, 2018 11:20AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREEBELT, Md. – A surprise Brake Safety Day inspection blitz in Canada and the U.S. put 1,595 trucks out of service for brake violations on April 25, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) reports. There were 11,531 inspections conducted overall,

  • OTA calls for more targeted enforcement

    July 13, 2018 11:55AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is urging enforcement agencies to target carriers and drivers that don’t comply with regulations and elevate their safety performance. The call for targeted enforcement is in response to new Ontario Province Police

  • OPP concerned about truck crash rates

    July 13, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    ORILLIA, Ont. – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) report fatal transport truck collisions are up 38% this year, with an increase in four of the six regions it monitors. The Northeast region has seen an 800% increase. The OPP said

  • Enforcement teams prepare for focus on unsafe drivers

    July 13, 2018 9:05AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside enforcement teams are preparing for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week, scheduled for July 15-21. And that means focusing on unsafe drivers. Issues tracked during the blitz will include speeding, distracted driving, texting,

  • Crash spike leads to call for vigilance

    July 12, 2018 11:17AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Ontario’s Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) is calling on drivers and employers to be “more vigilant” in the wake of an increase in fatal collisions involving heavy vehicles. Citing figures from the Ontario Provincial Police, it

  • Use Humboldt lessons as ‘catalyst’ for change: CTA

    July 11, 2018 2:05PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is asking governments to look beyond the actions of an individual driver in the wake of a truck-bus collision that killed 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos family, and explore a series

  • MELT coming to Alberta in January 2019

    July 10, 2018 8:05PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) is coming to the trucking industry in Alberta, with an expected implementation date in January 2019. Alberta’s minister of transportation, Brian Mason, made the announcement today at the Alberta Motor Transport Association

  • FMCSA needs to do better on resolving medical conflicts: OOIDA

    June 29, 2018 5:03PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is criticizing the process for drivers seeking to resolve conflicts with their medical certifications. OOIDA submitted their concerns to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) through public comments regarding

  • FMCSA says drivers will be required to carry medical certificates for two more years

    June 29, 2018 3:21PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Drivers operating in the United States will have to continue carrying their medical certificates for two more years. The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended compliance dates for the Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration final

  • Focus increases on distracted driving

    June 28, 2018 1:06PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Transport Canada has added to the focus on distracted driving through a national roundtable in Montreal, featuring voices including the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and Quebec Trucking Association. Sessions covered the steps that different industries are taking

  • Driver behavior results in most Operation Corridor charges

    June 27, 2018 11:03AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – A 24-hour provincial safety blitz by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Ministry of Transportation resulted in about 700 charges against commercial drivers, mostly due to driver behavior. The charges, contends the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), highlight

  • Ontario truck drivers to face zero tolerance approach to pot

    June 27, 2018 10:53AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Commercial vehicle drivers in Ontario must have no blood drug content when operating their vehicles, according to changes to the province’s Highway Traffic Act. Changes to the Act address the issues of impaired driving, distracted driving and

  • Whistleblower protections aren’t helping drivers: OOIDA

    June 18, 2018 3:55PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Whistle-blower laws meant to shield workers from reporting coercive behavior aren’t protecting drivers says the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). The group met recently with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) at the U.S. Department

  • Home Hardware, John Deere win fleet safety awards

    June 15, 2018 9:05AM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – John Deere Canada and Home Hardware Stores were the winners of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) Fleet Safety Awards. The awards were presented at the PMTC’s annual meeting. John Deere won in the