Driving Safety Tips for New Truck Drivers
Congratulations on your new career as a truck driver! As you prepare to hit the open road, it’s important to always remember that safety comes first. Nothing is more important than keeping yourself and all the drivers around you safe. (more…)Read more
FMCSA To Study Heavy Vehicle Violations
In an effort to better understand the safety performance of heavier vehicles, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration are partnering to implement the Specialized Heavy Vehicle Inspection Study Cooperative Agreement that will provide funding to state agencies responsible for large truck roadside safety inspections.Read more
FMCSA OKs Window Tinting
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has confirmed to the International Window Film Association that window tinting is permitted on commercial motor vehicles.
In a Sept. 26 letter to FMCSA, the IWFA said “historically, the enforcement community and the trucking industry have clearly taken the position that ‘no’ film was allowed on any vehicle operated as a commercial vehicle.” The agency responded that such enforcement would have been done contrary to regulations. It also had published guidance that said trucks can use “clear” window films as long as at least 70 percent of the normal light is transmitted.Read more