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FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program succeeds SAFER

The Safety Management System (SMS) central to FMCSA’s new Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program will analyze violations from inspections and crash data to determine a commercial motor carrier's on-road performance.

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Fleet Owner recognizes Oldcastle APG’s driver log practices, fuel economy gains

Source: CP staff

The leading monthly in on-highway and on-off highway trucking named Atlanta-based Oldcastle Architectural Products Group runner-up in the Fleet of the Year Awards/Private Category. Fleet Owner editors, who nominate all candidates, cite the concrete masonry giant’s year-over-year 8.9 percent improvement in miles per gallon and use of technology to cut administrative expenses related to driver logs and trip reports by 5 percent. In addition to private fleets, the magazine names winners and runners-up in For-Hire and Vocational categories. Topping the latter is Hilco Transport Inc., a Greensboro, N.C., hauler with 60 dump trucks for aggregate and other bulk material delivery.

Union rights workplace poster mandate carries NLRB label

An NLRB-proposed rule would require private employers to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act, which defines union organizing, representation, and collective bargaining activities.

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Teamsters organize Missouri’s All American RM

Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Washington, D.C.

Drivers and shop staff for All American Redi Mix, Kansas City, Mo., have voted in favor of representation by IBT Local 541. The bargaining unit consists of 11 mixer or bulk drivers and a mechanic. Local 541 staff sought to organize All American RM after a market analysis by International and Western Region staff.