WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) is launching a new commercial motor vehicle (CMV) outreach campaign designed to reduce speeding.
Additionally, FMCSA officials said they will unveil a new public awareness campaign called Our Roads, Our Safety to promote safe driving among all road users.
The two initiatives are part of the FMCSA’s inaugural safety campaign, which began on May 7 and runs through May 13.
The campaign “will raise awareness and share actionable information on improving roadway safety, directly supporting the Department’s National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS)’s goal of zero roadway fatalities,” a news release stated.
Each day of the safety week is dedicated to the following safety-related topics: Safer Roads; Safer People; Safer Vehicles; and Safer Speeds, which aligns with the NRSS’s Safe System Approach.
Activities during the week will also focus on young drivers.
On Thursday, May 11, FMCSA will host a stakeholder event (streamed on Facebook Live) highlighting FMCSA’s and the CMV industry’s commitments to the NRSS.
Attendees will hear about specific activities and actions stakeholders are taking to help reach zero deaths on our nation’s roadways.
“FMCSA is committed to safety. We have a responsibility to educate all road users on how to safely share the road with buses, 18-wheelers, and other Commercial Motor Vehicles,” said FMCSA Administrator Robin Hutcheson. “Together we can make a difference in reducing the number of crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.”
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I see passenger vehicles roar by me like I’m sitting still. Nobody seems to care how “unsafe” they are operated.
when you are stuck behind a passenger vehicle doing 10-15 miles under posted it is usually the impatient and non courteous drivers who will commit to unsafe acts to pass anybody in their way creating total road chaos at times but nothing is done to the driver causing this situation on 2 lane highways.
I save the lives of idiots passenger vehicles 10+ times a day, thinking that road rules don’t apply to us and we have to always yield to them in every situation like a merge into a single lane, they would pull into the shoulder speed pass me and cut me off with the shoulder having a few feet left before they would slam into a guardrail and flip over it and plunge into the river… I have to slam on my brakes for them to clear me before the shoulder ran out…
has the speed limit been raised to 100+? I have radar on this truck and just today alone I had several 4 wheelers pass at between 100 and 110mph.
There are too many regulations for us semi drivers !!! Why i ask ? Between the freaking DOT the fmcsa you guys are a freaking mob just a bunch of bullies …seems you guys hate your lives you get no ass @ home and you have a baton up your ass .. go mess with another industry for a while haven’t you been a pain in the ass enough ? every freaking month some new blitz or some bullshit you make to get money out of us ..#getalife #policeyouselves I bet you have a few violations yourselves.
Yup, couldn’t say it any better…. I call em the Gestapo Squad like SS in Germany. Thieves in uniformed
Why do they want us to so slower when the 4 wheelers… They go faster than us anyway…. They are more distracted than us professional drivers are… I’ve seen countless rear end collision deaths from car hits the rear of trucks due to cars driving too fast with their phone in their hands thinking the truck is going that 75 in the 75 mph in South Dakota when the truck is governed at 64… All trucks and car should be going the same speed not one lower than the other…..
That’s why I have not been through a weigh station in 4 years. I make sure I am legal in case they chase me down. Occurred twice. Warning both times. Just play dumb. I am coming off the road this weekend. Only local driving, home every day !
As a professional driver and a patient driver to boot I will say that I agree that the 4 wheelers seem to need a “crackdown” much worse than we do.
I agree with my fellow professional drivers, I have seen more 4 wheelers speeding by and also their phones in their hands and also cut us off either exiting or entering the highway. The problem is more on them then us professional drivers (C.M.V.)
Every week there’s new laws about us drivers I’m thinking of quitting this industry too much bull shit I can’t deal with dot and all these shit laws
Just give them all the finger Armin… works for me.
how about focus on raising the rates and going Fyer the crooked brokers first. let us make money. then there won’t be so mNy o/o struggling to make ends meat and cN afford to mIntain their trucks the right way, instead of patch repairs that will alow them to get to the next load. just trying to survive in the land of opportunity.
all drivers have to do is stick together and stop running for the whole blitz week it makes no sense to constantly. pull over truck drivers adding time to your day and divers should also stick together with the rates out here these brokers out here don’t want to pay you what you should get always trying to low ball you
TO FELLOW DRIVERS JUST REMEMBER BLACKTOP EDGE TO BLACKTOP EDGE. IS ALL WE HAVE DON’T RISK YOUR LIFE TRYING TO SAVE THESES IDIOTS ON THE ROAD. AND SWERVE SAFETY. 10 10 MY TRUX’N FREIND
what irks me is the four wheelers tailgating and the big rigs tailgating the four wheelers will cut you off and then brake check you I like to hit them up the ass but my insurance will go up the cops need to start pulling over the tailgaters instead of sitting on the side the highway waiting for a speeder
Yup keeping your freaking noses out of trucking and do a real service by getting the 4 wheelers under control. Esp considering your the jerks responsible for it
Class A here…..how about the FMCSA lick my nuts and get the local/state police to crack down on the *hitbags that drive wreckless every second they’re behind the wheel of their 4wheelers?
I really enjoy watching four wheelers pass me at 80+driving with knees and texting. My biggest complaint I wish they would educate people when they’re getting on the interstate it’s not my responsibility to yield!!! it’s there’s I get tired of having to slam on my brakes so I don’t run them over.!!
from middle lane turtle bandits to California’s 55 mph commercial vehicle’s stupid law while cars can run 80 + mph focus on the cars that ride the left lane and not passing a single vehicle not the semi trucks that’s govern to 68 mph
well the first thing is in nw fl you dot officers need to stop the dump truck drivers going 70+ in 55 zones its a real big problem on hw 77 and 79 here in fla Washington co. bay co. Walton Co. some drivers want to pull up on your bumper and try to pass when they don’t have room to pass , it’s a big problem in this area and you police don’t stop these trucks at all dot not doing there jobs plus 4 wheelers here don’t know they have a blinker to turn most of the time don’t they teach that in driving school to fokes any more guess they don’t or don’t care when they get killed on one or more of our roads…
The Real Problem out on our Highways Doesn’t have anything to due with Professional Driver’s, It’s 4 Wheelers Get so mad because of a slow (governored Truck) trying to Pass a another governored Truck with Max speed around 62>65 mph
This starts a chain reaction of idiots behind the wheel of these four wheelers going crazy and traveling twice the speed of sound the problem being out here is that there’s already too many regulations and governing trucks further downward is it going to fix the problem probably going to make it worse because of the four wheelers who become angry and irritated because of commercial trucks trying to pass each other which is a necessity anyways what we need is to keep our trucks running at all the maximum speed limits throughout the nation so it keeps traffic flowing smoothly and without interruption slower Trucks Only create a problem on the highway with other vehicles because they cannot get out of the way of their own selves that’s my opinion and it’s the right one have a blessed day everyone
canyons are like assholes everybody’s got one
That was supposed to read opinions not canyons
I’ve been driving for 40yrs an was driving when government changed speed limits to 55 an it’s was just a way to make money off the backs of drivers , cars did 70+ but a truck did 58 an they’d get a ticket . Now the speed limit is mostly 70/75 even 80 but all truck are still set up for 65/67 can’t even do speed limit an it causes more problems then anything, companies do it for fuel savings and if you ever drove or drive a truck it actually puts u to sleep and now with automatic transmission it’s even worse because u have inexperienced drivers who go to driving schools an 6-8 wks are out on the road in a killing machine . I started u need 3 yrs experience to drive otr not a certificate that ur paying not to fail it’s really said how u want to slow trucks slower if truck could run 2-3 mph over the the speed posted you’d resolve a lot of issues an troopers n cops should be stopping the car’s running 8-20mph over the posted speed limit not the trucks to do a inspection or check a log cuz i95 in GA the cops stop you for doing 2 mph over the 55 mph zone but a car will pass at 80 an it’s fine it’s really sad running California to nyc and Florida to Texas for all my driving yrs an rarely do I see fatal truck accidents it’s usually four wheelers and if it’s a truck involved it’s because truck couldn’t get out of the way fast enough due to governed sped or going so slow put them to sleep for hrs going 65 mph. Will retire if the cut speed for truck again Ohio had same problem an they finally realize it an changed it to same for all vehicles Indiana will learn soon 70/65 will cuz issues it’s just way to make money for state .. be safe drivers . Hammer down