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New Rule Aims to Reduce Truck Accidents Involving Intermodal Transport

A new regulation, the Intermodal Equipment Final Rule, will be enforced as of December 17, leaving some companies scrambling to make sure they are in compliance. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the new rule: adopts regulations to implement section 4118 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy …

NHTSA Extends Truck Safety Regulation

In a move that at first glance may appear to be overly cautious, but that in the long run will contribute to a reduction in the number of truck accidents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently made permanent an existing requirement for trailers with antilock brake systems to be equipped with an external …

EOBRs: An Important Tool For Preventing Truck Accidents

EOBRs—electronic onboard recorders—provide for greater safety through accountability by recording data on driver performance, health and behaviors that may help prevent truck accidents. EOBRs may also help truck companies’ bottom line, according to a leading economist. In a speech delivered at the annual conference of the American Trucking Association’s Information Technology & Logistics Council , …

New NHTSA Large Truck Braking Standards Announced

As a truck accident lawyer, I have sat with too many families over the past years whose loved ones have been killed as a result of a large truck with faulty brakes. I’m pleased to see that NHTSA is taking steps to address this problem. In a move estimated to save 227 lives and prevent …

Top 50 Shipping Logistics Companies for 2008

A logistics company procures transportation for shippers. UPS is number one. In addition to individual residential pickup, they service large companies such as Johnson & Johnson and General Electric. The top 50 Logistics companies in the United States, according to industry trade magazine Transport Topics are: UPS Supply Chain Solutions DHL Exel Supply Chain J. …

Top 100 Private Motor Carriers for 2008

Nearly half the private trucking carriers in the United States are food and beverage distributors. Number one is Coca-Cola Enterprises, with 8,041 tractors, 3,114 straight trucks. and 9,263 trailers, according to the August 4, 2008 edition of industry trade magazine Transport Topics. Private carriers transport their own products, as opposed to public carriers that haul …

Top 100 Public Motor Carriers for 2008

The number one largest public trucking carrier in the United States is UPS, with over 100,000 company trucks, vans, company cars and motorcycles. Number two is FedEx with 58,500 tractors, straight trucks and vans and 21,400 trailers, according to the industry trade magazine Transport Topics. Private trucking carriers transport their own products, as opposed to public …

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