TSA Real ID Will Affect Renewal of Driver's License
Beginning January 22,2018, driver’s licenses or state IDs issued by states that are not in compliance with the REAL ID Act and have not been granted an extension by DHS may not be used to fly within the U.S.
OSHA Compliance Updates
The OSHA has updated numerous compliance requirements for 2018. The crane operator certification requirements and the standard for sprinkler system installation will be affected.
FMCSA Keeps Focus on Commercial Driving Safety
New studies are calling on the FMCSA to update regulations for drivers. Studies show that “excessive commuting” and semi-synthetic opioids causes harm.
Trucking Safety Technology
Could collision sensing equipment shape the future of driving? Some experts are arguing that collision technology, created for driverless cars, should be used for trucks and other driver-driven vehicles.
Holidays and Driving Safety Tips
This holiday season, be sure to watch out erratic and unsafe drivers. Wearing a seatbelt and being alert can save you and your families’ lives.
Countdown to December 18th ELD Mandate
December 18 is the deadline for fleets to be compliant with the new ELD Mandate. Is your fleet ready for new laws?
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Question: What does the red symbol mean in the status section of the company FMCSA Portal A&I activity report? If you're having the same problem, read more to find the answer.
Hours of Service Limits in FMCSR 395 Do Not Change - It's Still All About Managing Fatigue
Worn out drivers are a risk to others, themselves and fleet businesses. Not having enough downtime, or suffering from conditions like sleep apnea, can limit driver awareness and make it difficult for them to stay awake on the road. See how your company can better handle fatigue.
Other Safety News
Thorn Valley brings you the latest from the safety community, including a truck whose bed was in the upright position and smashed into a highway sign, important information for diesel trucks in California and an OSHA citation that may cost an employer well over $1 million.