The DOT: Spending Your Tax Dollars Uselessly
May 13, 2010 by Truckdrivernews · 1 Comment
Since the so called “Recovery Act” passed in 2009, “$8.7 billion in transit grants have been awarded to transit providers across the country.
Those grants have purchased more than 12,000 buses, vans and rail vehicles; more than $4.4 billion in transit infrastructure construction or renovation; and more than $725 million in preventive maintenance. These improvements [...]
Strike Possible for Truck Drivers in the US
April 13, 2010 by Truckdrivernews · 5 Comments
Every year there is talk about a strike amongst truck drivers that feel they have been dealt a bad hand in the poker game of the trucking industry. But that is usually as far as it goes, but this year might be different.
DOT’s Decision to Ban Truckers Texting Premature
February 22, 2010 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
January 26, 2010 the DOT and FMCSA agreed to ban Truck and Bus Drivers from sending and receiving text or email messages.
I think this might have been premature.
Insurance.com released a report earlier with a top ten list of the worst drivers.
Guess who didn’t even make the top ten list?
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Serious hazmat spills not reported
September 9, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
Nearly half of all “serious” hazardous materials spills on roads, rails, airstrips and waterways go unreported to the government, leaving investigators without data used to identify unsafe carriers and containers, federal records show.
Although the Department of Transportation (DOT) says accurate incident data is critical to ensuring that hazmat carriers operate safely, it rarely uses its [...]
CVSA Roadcheck 2009
January 1, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
June 2-4, 2009 is the date that has been announced for Roadcheck 2009. For those who don’t know about this event, this is a annual event across most if not all of the USA.
72 hours of various DOT check points are set up towards the inspection of trucks and buses.
Make your vacation plans in advance [...]