Oregon leading in enforcement of truck safety law

Among long-haul drivers and heavy truck operators, Oregon has an interesting distinction. Oregon ranks #1 among states for enforcement of hours-of-service laws (HOS), meant to ensure truckers get adequate rest. Nearly 25% of all trucker tickets in the state are for HOS violations—compared to 9% nationally. Hours-of-service rules as of July 2013* An average work-week… Learn More »

The crackdown on unsafe trucking companies

Federal regulators have shut down yet another unsafe trucking company, ordering J&A Transportation out of service on as of April 9. The carrier showed “blatant disregard for safety” by violating Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) laws regarding hours of service for truck drivers and proper vehicle maintenance. This is the third closure of an unsafe… Learn More »

Trucking Group Opposes New Safety Regulations

The rest periods before professional truck drivers can start a new workweek, known as restarts, are under review by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). A new rule, scheduled to go into effect in July 2013, mandates a 34-hour rest period before drivers can start a new week. The controversy in the trucking industry… Learn More »