Kris-Way Prepared to Help Customers with New FMCSA Rules

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Let Kris-Way help by including an electronic log system in your next Full Service Lease. FMCSA is close to issuing a new ruling on electronic logs. http://www.landlinemag.com/Story.aspx?StoryID=28090#.VIUEtmd7SjO. For more information please contact Evan Keefer (207) 799 8593 x118.

Seat Belts Save Lives

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Here are some interesting facts that come to us from the New Hampshire Motor Transport Association on seat belt safety.   Seatbelt Facts: – 60% to 75% of all injuries in a motor vehicle crash may be prevented by using a seatbelt. – 40% to 50% of traffic fatalities could have been prevented by wearing seatbelts. – People are four times more likely to die when ejected from a vehicle. – An unbelted passenger, weighting 180 pounds be-ing hurtled at … Read More

TCA in Support of Electronic Logging Devices

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The Truckload Carriers Association endorsed electronic logging to monitor driver hours last week. The American Trucking Association is moving in the same direction. These developments come in the wake of the FMCSA’s proposal to require electronic on-board recording devices for more than 500,000 motor carriers. The TCA currently has “no position” on electronic on board recorders that monitor truck performance events.

Trip Reports

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Please make sure your drivers fill out trip reports when renting a truck from Kris-Way. Drivers are required to fill out daily trip reports for each vehicle so that Kris-Way may file the IFTA on your rental or lease vehicle. Trip reports will be provided when picking up the truck. These should be sent to the attention of Melissa Lundgren. They can be sent by fax (207) 799-8657, email *protected email*, or mailed to Melissa at 43 Hemco Road, South … Read More

Obama Administration Reveals Proposed Fuel Economy Rules

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Crafted jointly by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the new GHG/fuel economy proposals are “tiered” to cover three distinct vehicle categories, according to those agencies: heavy trucks and tractor-trailers, heavy-duty pickups and vans, and vocational vehicles. http://fleetowner.com/fuel_economy/archive/truck-fuel-economy-rules-1025/

Educate Your Business About CSA 2010.

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CSA 2010, or the Comprehensive Safety Analysis Program, is currently being tested in several states. A new series of rules will come into effect once the program is enforced nationwide by the end of the year. The stated purpose of the new regulations is to reduce the amount of commercial vehicle related crashes. To learn how this may effect your fleet please visit csa2010.fmcsa.dot.gov.

NTSB’s Hersman Urges EOBRs for All Commercial Trucks

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The National Transportation Safety Board’s chairwoman Debbie Hersman said at a recent press conference that all commercial trucks should be outfitted with electronic onboard recorders. Her reasoning is that the electronic recorders would help monitor driver hours and reduce fatigue, which she blamed for truck accidents. She also called the 2007 proposal by the Federal Motor Safety Administration that some carrier be forced to us the equipment as “minimal”. Keep in mind that the NTSB has no regulatory authority. And … Read More