Fact sheets about the trucking industry & trucking safety, including information on basic industry facts, safety statistics, a truck's average total stopping distance, etc. Manual on the realities and limitations of trucking. Alternative fuels.
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Formula for the maximum weight on any axle of a motor vehicle on the interstate highway system.
Compliance with the Bridge Formula weight limits is determined by using the following formula
Calculate the maximum allowable weight of axles of motor vehicles on the interstate highway system.
California Vehicle Code requirements regarding truck length, overhang, width, weight and clearances
Basic equipment required on all trailers
Scanning study of five European countries on commercial motor vehicle size and weight enforcement.
Full text of handbook from Montana.
Study regarding the highly controversial and multifaceted truck size and weight (TS&W) issue
The maximum legal length of the semi-trailer portion of a tractor-trailer combination by state law
Federal regulations regarding truck-mounted auxiliary fuel tanks
Answers to common questions
This Handbook is based on the North American Cargo Securement Standard
How to comply with FMCSA safety regulations
Insurance policies or surety bonds sufficient to satisfy the minimum public liability requirements
Federal safety requirements and more
Resources for truck drivers on federal requirements
Information regarding the safety of large trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds
Guidelines for law enforcement escorts to standardize the safe movement of permitted oversize/overweight loads.
Trucks that pull several trailers, known as
US DOT resources, information, and applications to assist you in operating safely in the U.S.
Plan to help improve compliance with truck weight regulations.
Guidelines for local haul, line-haul, terminal clearance, and terminal transfer operations
Results of NIOSH studies related to trucking safety hazards
Guidelines for pilot car escorts to standardize the safe movement of permitted oversize/overweight loads.
Report explains regulatory options and mitigation in regards to truck weight and size.
Table shows the number of trucks cited or issued civil assessments by the States for violation of weight laws.
The biggest cause of falls from a vehicle is driver error and failure to follow the 3 point rule
Full text of US Federal regulation on certification of size and weight enforcement.
Full text of US Federal regulation on truck size, weight and route designations.
Lighting, conspicuity requirements for trucks in the USA
Definition of truck equipment terms
Guidance to interpret Federal regulations on weight limits and size requirements on the interstate system.
Addresses, phone numbers for each of the 50 states
Addresses and phone numbers for each of the 50 states
Related Categories & Information
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Environment / Tanks
EPA requirements for above ground and below ground storage tanks
Fleet / Accidents
Accident investigation & reconstruction, preventability, trailer underride, etc.
Fleet / Carrier Info
Databases & guides on carrier safety records - info on truck weight enforcement
Fleet / Drivers
MVRs. FAQ for owner operators. Log books. Driver response time.
Fleet / Fatigue
The effects of fatigue on drivers
Fleet / Inspections
Procedures for inspecting trucks, buses, cargo tanks, etc. Pre-trip inspections.
Fleet / Maintenance
Guidance & checklists for vehicle preventive maintenance procedures
Fleet / Medical Exams
Guidelines on DOT medical exam requirements
Fleet / MVR
Guidance on driver selection criteria, what to look for in an MVR
Fleet / Safety Programs
Articles, topics and tips related to fleet safety programs
Fleet / Statistics
Statistics on highway safety, fatalities, blood alcohol levels, DUI costs, etc.
Fleet / Substance Abuse
Guidance on DOT requirements for mandatory commercial driver drug testing
Fleet / Trailers
Trailer conspicuity and other requirements
Fleet / Training
Study guide for student drivers, driving tests, model curriculum
Legal / Transportation Law
Case developments, articles, resources related to transportation law
Risk Mgt / Cargo
Transit cargo risk management and audit techniques