A truck driver fired for refusing to drive a company vehicle pulled from service by the Iowa Department of Transportation is owed $55,000 in back wages, damages and compensation from his employer, the finding of an OSHA investigation.
As an employer, what can you do to help workers understand and learn how to use safety features built into vehicles they drive for work—whether you provide these vehicles, or workers drive their own vehicles?
Big rig crashes kill nearly 4,000 Americans each year and injure more than 85,000. Since 2009, fatalities involving large trucks have increased 17 percent. Injuries have gone up 28 percent.
Given these numbers, you might expect Congress to be agitating for tighter controls on big rigs.
After a nine-vehicle, six fatality crash on June 25, 2015 along Interstate 75 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) declared Kentucky-licensed truck driver Benjamin Scott Brewer to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) that is the first step of a larger agency initiative to upgrade the standards for truck and trailer underride crash protection.
On a July afternoon in New Orleans last year, Philip Geeck was riding his bicycle in a marked bike lane on a busy street. Approaching an intersection, he came up alongside a tractor-trailer truck hauling a tank of chemicals.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released a new Smartphone app that will allow for more convenient access to currently available online safety performance information for interstate truck and bus companies.