Did You Know? Safety Technology on Cars Reduces Truck Crashes

According to a recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study, Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking systems on cars reduced rear-end crashes with medium and heavy-duty trucks by 38%.  A companion study found that a truck or motorcycle is...

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Did You Know? International Roadcheck is Scheduled for May

CVSA’s annual International Roadcheck is scheduled for May 14-16, 2024, and this year it will have two focus areas – tractor protection systems and alcohol/controlled substance possession. Their website provides great detail of the program and how to...

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STC In The News: TN Truck Thought Podcast Episode 16

In this episode, STC’s Co-Directors, P. Sean Garney and Steve Keppler share their thoughts and predictions on which truck-related issues will make headlines in 2024.  Some of the discussion topics included bipartisan infrastructure law, drug and alcohol testing, speed...

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NO-DA

Last year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking announcing their decision to explore ways to update its safety rating process. The headline at the time was the agency’s suggestion that it is considering...

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Disqualifying the Disqualified

With data gathered over a three year period ranging from 2016 – 2018, FMCSA recently released its “Assessment of Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Holders’ Traffic Violations, Convictions, and Disqualifications” report. In short, the research goal was to determine the...

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Are We Setting Ourselves Up for Failure?

Technology continues to accelerate and permeate almost every aspect of our lives. This statement most certainly holds true for those of us working in the transportation and trucking space as well, although usually at a less frenetic and generally more measured, pace....

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Did You Know? DOT Doesn’t Like Pop Culture References

In December 2023, the Federal Highway Administration notified State transportation departments that overhead electronic signs on highways with references to pop culture,  or those intended to be funny (e.g., Drive Boozy and Your Ticket Could Be a Doozy),  will be...

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