The Slow Road to Maximum Speed

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made big news in early May 2022 when it published a notice on its intention to limit the speed of heavy trucks and buses. The move caught some off guard, considering its last official overture on the topic came in...

Endemic of the Pandemic

As FMCSA searches for data to support its efforts to require speed limiters on heavy trucks, they may not have to look too far. In fact, just a glance in the rearview mirror may provide some compelling reasons to cap the maximum speed of trucks. Specifically,...

Spitting on Hair Testing

A proposed rulemaking to make headlines recently was the DOT Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance’s (ODAPC) proposal to approve the use of oral fluids to fulfill drug testing requirements. To many, the move came as a surprise because so much of the...

FMCSA Releases Updated Safety Tech ROI Calculator

FMCSA has updated its Tech-Celerate website to include a new and improved safety technology ROI calculator. The calculator covers 11 different technologies and includes inputs like costs associated with training, coaching, insurance, and others. The new and improved...

In The News: Are Drivers Quitting After Positive Marijuana Tests?

Thousands of drivers who have tested positive for marijuana have not enrolled in return-to-work programs, exacerbating the already critical driver shortage.  Any use of marijuana is a violation and can result in significant legal liability.  STC’s Sean Garney said,...

Conveying a Balance on Personal Use

Industry and law enforcement members met earlier this month at the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) spring workshop. The forum facilitates discussion on how to best apply the federal motor carrier safety regulations in a fair and reasonable manner. One...

Safety Cannot be Us Vs Them

Unfortunately, the relationship between motor carriers and law enforcement is, at times, antagonistic, despite our shared mission of safety on our highways. That’s why the American Trucking Associations established the Law Enforcement Advisory Board (LEAB) to...