Safety http://trucker.com/taxonomy/term/7375/more en Dash Cam of the Week: Brothers in crime http://trucker.com/dashcam/dash-cam-week-brothers-crime <div class="node-body article-body">While common driving mistakes are a routine nuisance and often lead to real problems, most of the idiocy truckers see on the highways are rooted in carelessness, maybe rudeness, and sometimes just plain meanness. But, whether we like to think about it or not, we share the public roads with some genuinely dangerous people—as this Dash Cam of the Week shows.</div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/dashcam/dash-cam-week-brothers-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/dashcam/dash-cam-week-brothers-crime#comments DashCam Trucker Jobs News Safety Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:25:00 +0000 19381 at http://trucker.com Dash Cam of the Week: Like a ton of bricks http://trucker.com/dashcam/dash-cam-week-ton-bricks <div class="node-body article-body">The staff here at Dash Cam of the Week saw this clip and it hit us like a ton of bricks, so to speak.</div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/dashcam/dash-cam-week-ton-bricks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/dashcam/dash-cam-week-ton-bricks#comments DashCam Trucker Jobs News Safety Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:07:00 +0000 19271 at http://trucker.com Roadcheck set for June 6-8, to target cargo securement http://trucker.com/regulations/roadcheck-set-june-6-8-target-cargo-securement <div class="node-body article-body">Strap it down right and tight, driver. With a focus on cargo securement, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) 30th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 6-8.</div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/regulations/roadcheck-set-june-6-8-target-cargo-securement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/regulations/roadcheck-set-june-6-8-target-cargo-securement#comments News Regulations Safety Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:39:00 +0000 19131 at http://trucker.com Dash Cam of the Week: Free Beer Friday http://trucker.com/dashcam/dash-cam-week-free-beer-friday <div class="node-body article-body">The staff here couldn’t find the police report that goes along with this Dash Cam of the Week, but we bet it’s a doozy. After all, it’s not every day that a trooper gets a truckload of beer dumped on him.</div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/dashcam/dash-cam-week-free-beer-friday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/dashcam/dash-cam-week-free-beer-friday#comments DashCam Trucker Jobs News Safety Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:37:00 +0000 19111 at http://trucker.com America's infrastructure gets a D+, again http://trucker.com/business/americas-infrastructure-gets-d-again <div class="field-deck"> 2017 Report Card scores road system even lower: D </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If the nation’s infrastructure were a student in school, it would most likely be held back, based on the second consecutive D+ grade it received Thursday from the American Society of Civil Engineers.</div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/business/americas-infrastructure-gets-d-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/business/americas-infrastructure-gets-d-again#comments Business News Safety Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:38:00 +0000 19091 at http://trucker.com <p>The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="AASHTO">AASHTO</span>) sees the Report Card as evidence that&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="underinvesting">underinvesting</span>&nbsp;in transportation infrastructure is &quot;failing America.&quot; (<em>Photo by Sean&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Kilcarr">Kilcarr</span>&nbsp;for American Trucker</em>)</p> No 'net benefit' to overnight restart, FMCSA concedes http://trucker.com/regulations/no-net-benefit-overnight-restart-fmcsa-concedes <div class="field-deck"> OOIDA says rule rollback is common sense, 'trucker sense' </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Congressionally mandated review of 2013 changes to truck driver hours of service requirements has turned up no evidence that the restart provisions are, overall, beneficial. The tip comes from none other than the DOT's Office of the Inspector General. Trucking interests welcomed the study's conclusion, while highway safety groups called it "junk science."</div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/regulations/no-net-benefit-overnight-restart-fmcsa-concedes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/regulations/no-net-benefit-overnight-restart-fmcsa-concedes#comments Trucker Jobs News Regulations Safety Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:16:00 +0000 19031 at http://trucker.com Dash Cam of the Week: Blind spots (BS) http://trucker.com/dashcam/dash-cam-week-blind-spots-bs <div class="node-body article-body">Until blind-spot detection systems are perfected (almost-perfect doesn’t count, though it helps) and adopted, truckers will continue deal with the matter dozens, even hundreds of times a day: The mirror’s clear, but is anything there? And the resulting: How can it be my fault when I couldn’t see anything? But, fair or not, the trucker is usually blamed.</div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/dashcam/dash-cam-week-blind-spots-bs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/dashcam/dash-cam-week-blind-spots-bs#comments DashCam Trucker Jobs News Safety Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:05:00 +0000 18981 at http://trucker.com ATRI adds to truck parking research http://trucker.com/safety/atri-adds-truck-parking-research <div class="field-byline"> American Trucker staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has posted ;two new truck parking studies on its website.</div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/safety/atri-adds-truck-parking-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/safety/atri-adds-truck-parking-research#comments Business Trucker Jobs News Safety Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:53:00 +0000 18911 at http://trucker.com Dash Cam of the Week: Going. Going. Gone. http://trucker.com/dashcam/dash-cam-week-going-going-gone <div class="node-body article-body">Is climate change real? Dan Hill now has a chilling perspective. Thin ice on Lake Michigan last week cost the Wisconsin man his year-old Cadillac Escalade, as this Dash Cam of Week shows.</div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/dashcam/dash-cam-week-going-going-gone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/dashcam/dash-cam-week-going-going-gone#comments DashCam Trucker Jobs News Safety Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:29:00 +0000 18851 at http://trucker.com Americans rolled up 3.2 trillion miles last year, DOT reports http://trucker.com/safety/americans-rolled-32-trillion-miles-last-year-dot-reports <div class="node-body article-body">For the fifth straight year, Americans have rolled up record miles on public roads throughout the nation. According to new estimates released by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. driving topped 3.2 trillion miles in 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/safety/americans-rolled-32-trillion-miles-last-year-dot-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/safety/americans-rolled-32-trillion-miles-last-year-dot-reports#comments Business News Safety Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:44:00 +0000 18821 at http://trucker.com