The annual BirdDog Holdings “Canstruction” holiday food drive was held this month. Each year, the companies and locations in the BirdDog Holdings family compete against each other to see who can gather the most food to be given to a local food bank. Points are given for the most artistic display of the food as well.
This year, we are donating 2,020 of food (yes, that’s LITERALLY a ton!). The food will be donated to charities in Alpharetta, GA, Andover, MA, Hartford, CT and Omaha, NE.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that it intends to perform a one-time survey of drivers in the industry regarding the level of training they receive from their employers and how that interacts with their Entry-Level Driver Training. The results will be used by FMCSA as it plans out the upcoming Congressional requirement to issue regulations requiring entry-level driver training. Continue reading →
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced the next step in the process towards mandating Electronic Logging Devices for all motor carriers. This latest step (in a very long line) is to seek public comment on the agency’s plan to have ELD manufacturers register and self-certify their products to meet the technical specifications of the regulations.
While it is a small step, it is a clear sign that FMCSA continues to commit to the proposed regulations issued earlier this year which would require ELDs for almost all motor carriers. So far, FMCSA has managed to avoid the problems that delayed the rules when they were first proposed in 2011. Continue reading →
Various media outlets are reporting the start of a potentially major investigation into the safety of roadside crash barriers. Safety advocates are claiming a change in design has made the barriers highly dangerous during an accident.
Roadside crash barriers have long been a fixture of our nation’s highways. In many cases, it has been these barriers that have made a difference between life and death during an accident. However, a design change made in 2005 may have transformed some of these barriers from miracles of engineering to deadly weapons. Now, both the manufacturer and the Federal Highway Administration are answering questions about how this could have happened. Continue reading →
The crash earlier this year involving comedian Tracy Morgan has continued to leave a big shadow over the industry. With court action fast approaching, the two sides traded barbs in the media this week.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is a relatively young agency. In this week’s Fast-Fax, we look at some of the trends in enforcement strategy that FMCSA is increasingly following.Continue reading →