Browsing Archive: September, 2012

PRESS RELEASE HEADLINE: Tulsa Truck Accident Lawyer Says FMCSA Order Closing Kansas Trucking Firms Indicates Prevalence Of Fatigued Truck Driving

Posted by Wesley Waters on Friday, September 28, 2012, In : Transportation News 

Robert L. Rode of the Rode Law Firm cites out-of-service order declaring Kansas company knowingly dispatched truck drivers ‘in a potentially fatigued or excessively fatigued condition.’ 

Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) September 28, 2012 Oklahoma truck accident attorney Robert L. Rode said today the federal order that took two Kansas-based trucking firms out of service is a strong sign of how often truck drivers on our nation’s roads are likely to be fatigued or otherwise overworked. 

“The out-of...

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HEADLINE: NHTSA: Nearly 10% of Fatal Crashes Involved Distracted Driving

Posted by Wesley Waters on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, In : Transportation News 

Distracted driving was cited as a contributing factor in nearly 10% of all fatal crashes in 2010, while that number nearly doubles (to 18%) for crashes where individuals were injured, according to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The report studied all vehicle crashes in 2010, analyzing how influential distracted driving behaviors were in those crashes. (NHTSA notes that the numbers reported for 2010 should not be compared to the data collected for 2009, as the...

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FMCSA Shuts Down 78-Truck Fleet

Posted by Wesley Waters on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, In : Transportation News 

KANSAS CITY, KS  -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has deemed a 78-truck Kansas City general freight carrier an imminent hazard to the public and has shut it down.


Late last week, HP Distribution LLP and its affiliate HP Distribution LLC were ordered to cease all transportation operations.

According to a statement from the FMCSA, a thorough review of HPs’s operations uncovered extensive hours-of-service violations.

Investigators learned that HP let drivers falsi...

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DOT Compliance Resource Links

Criterion Drug and Alcohol Testing
NC Department Of Revenue (Motor Fuel Tax Forms)
N.C. Department of Public Safety(State Highway Patrol)
NCDOT Oversize/Overweight(Permits Unit)
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)
International Fuel Tax Association Inc (IFTA)
North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA)