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
Lighting, conspicuity requirements for trucks in the USA
Dealing with road salt and corrosion
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
Supported with real-world video clips (25- to 30-second video clips)
Case study on using weigh-in-motion data for vehicle weight regulation and enforcement activities.
How to comply with FMCSA safety regulations
A checklist for truck drivers when using tarps
Insurance policies or surety bonds sufficient to satisfy the minimum public liability requirements
Information on the final rule and educational materials
Do-It-Yourself registration forms and On-Line Filing and Payments System
Provides an overview of the regulations and access to the licensing forms
Provides definitions of trucking terms, legislative acronynms and more
A study to determine the causes of, and contributing factors to, crashes involving commercial motor vehicles
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.
Minimum Training Requirements for Longer Combination Vehicle (LCV) Operators and LCV Driver-Instructor Requirements
Guidance from the State Police of Maine
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
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.
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.
Results of a comprehensive examination of issues surrounding current Federal TS&W) limits and potential changes
Also includes some truck accident facts and some common causes for truck accidents
Definition of truck equipment terms
Guidance to interpret Federal regulations on weight limits and size requirements on the interstate system.
Fact-based information on truck size and weight issues.
Commercial trucking documents - Bureau of Transportation Statistics library documents
The dangers of overloading
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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Chemical Safety / Tank Safety
EPA requirements for above ground and below ground storage tanks
Fleet Safety / Commercial Drivers
MVRs. FAQ for owner operators. Log books. Driver response time.
Fleet Safety / CSA
US DOT FMCSA Compliance, Safety Accountability (CSA) requirements
Fleet Safety / Driver Drug Testing
Guidance on DOT requirements for mandatory commercial driver drug testing
Fleet Safety / Driver Fatigue
The effects of fatigue on drivers
Fleet Safety / Driver Medical Fitness
Guidelines on DOT medical exam requirements
Fleet Safety / Driver MVR
Guidance on driver selection criteria, what to look for in an MVR
Fleet Safety / Trailer Safety
Trailer conspicuity and other requirements
Fleet Safety / Vehicle Accidents
Accident investigation & reconstruction, preventability, trailer underride, etc.
Fleet Safety / Vehicle Inspections
Procedures for inspecting trucks, buses, cargo tanks, etc. Pre-trip inspections.
Fleet Safety / Vehicle Maintenance
Guidance & checklists for vehicle preventive maintenance procedures
Fleet Safety / Vehicle Safety Programs
Articles, topics and tips related to fleet safety programs
Insurance Loss Control / Cargo Insurance
Transit cargo risk management and audit techniques
Safety Training / Fleet Training
Study guide for student drivers, driving tests, model curriculum
Statistics / Highway Safety Data
Statistics on highway safety, fatalities, blood alcohol levels, DUI costs, etc.