Trucking Industry News – FMCSA’s Proposal to MCIMS

2013 US Trucking Industry News – FMCSA’s Proposal to MCIMS The FMCSA has proposed that the agency is looking for comments regarding the proposed changes to the MCIMS, or the Motor Carrier Management Information. The proposal was announced in the FMCSA Federal Register Notice. The FMCSA has mentioned that changes will allow the agency to […]

Trucking Industry News – New Jersey Bill Expands Distracted Driving Law

2013 US Trucking Industry News – New Jersey Bill Expands Distracted Driving Law A new bill that is making its way through the New Jersey Legislature has aimed to curb all forms of distracted driving. This bill, also known as A4461, is sponsored by John Wisniewski, the Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman. This bill would expand […]

2013 US Trucking Industry News – Truck Stop Electrification

  What is Shore Power? Shore power is an integrated technology that makes truck stop electrification a convenient service and money-saving proposition for drivers and truck owners. It is also known as Cold Ironing, or a shore supply. Cold ironing doesn’t happen often on merchant ships since it involves switching off all of its independent […]

2013 US Trucking Industry News – Arkansas DOT Launches a New Website

  A new website is set to give Arkansas motorists and truck drivers some real-time info regarding the state highway system. According to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (ASTHD), this website offers their visitors with some facts about construction zones, live traffic, weather conditions, and travel information. The ATSHD is a government department […]

2013 US Trucking Industry News – Ohio Carrier Ordered to Pay Two Truck Drivers

  The OSHA, or the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has ordered Star Air Inc. to pay a fee of $302,000 to two truck drivers in Ohio for terminating, as well as violating the Surface Transportation Assistance Act’s whistleblower provision. The Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed by the US […]

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