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Safety Inspection Blitz Oct. 16 to Oct. 22

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will ramp up enforcement activity starting Sunday for its annual Operation Safe Driver Week enforcement blitz.

From Oct. 16 to Oct. 22, law enforcement agencies across North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at unsafe driving by both commercial motor vehicle drivers and car drivers. Continue reading “Safety Inspection Blitz Oct. 16 to Oct. 22”

DOT Proposes Speed Limiter Rule

Federal safety regulators are proposing that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a specific maximum speed. A notice of proposed rulemaking was issued jointly on Aug. 26 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

The NPRM comes after a decade-long push by trucking and safety advocates to put such a requirement in place for trucks and other commercial vehicles. Continue reading “DOT Proposes Speed Limiter Rule”

Employer “Pay or Play” and Marketplace Notices – What Employers Need to Know

If you were to ask someone on the street what the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is, they may say, “Free Health Insurance.”

If you were to ask that same question of any CEO, CFO, Human Resources Manager or anyone on the Human Resources team, the answer would be very different but would likely include one of these key words: Costly, Confusing, Cumbersome, or Constricting.

It is no secret that the Affordable Care Act has placed an enormous burden on employers, both financially and administratively.  Continue reading “Employer “Pay or Play” and Marketplace Notices – What Employers Need to Know”

Brake Safety Week Inspection Spree Set for September 11-17

Inspectors will be keying in on brake safety again this September when the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week takes place Sept. 11-17.

Across North America, law enforcement agencies will conduct inspections on commercial vehicles to look for out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake system and anti-lock braking system violations during the week. Continue reading “Brake Safety Week Inspection Spree Set for September 11-17”