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DOT Announcement- Plans to gather info on Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Oct
21,
2015
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On October 1, 2015 the US Department of Transportation published its Monthly Report of Significant Rulemaking. In that report, DOT published an announcement that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) were planning to … Continue reading

FMCSA Introduces Driver Wellness Programs

Oct
1,
2015
5

by Elaine Papp Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Driver Wellness Programs So, what is it all about? The FMCSA, a regulatory agency, is talking about wellness for truckers?? HMMM — should drivers be worried? Why is FMCSA doing … Continue reading

Health Insurance- How expensive is it?

Sep
25,
2015
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  One of the most well known sayings is, “If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything” Before you go on reading the rest of this article, think about that for a moment.  Do you believe it? During … Continue reading

Dangers and Repercussions of Heavier and Larger Trucks

Sep
21,
2015
1

The US Department of Transportation advised Congress not to change the current truck weight and size laws as the agency lacks much needed data to make clear assessments of the impact of any alterations. The Under Secretary of transportation, Peter … Continue reading

Did FMCSA fail to notify Medical Examiners of NPRM- Diabetic Standard?

Jun
29,
2015
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On May 4th the FMCSA  posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard, proposing to do away with the Diabetes Exemption Program. Under the current regulation, a driver with insulin treated diabetes may not operate a CMV … Continue reading

FMCSA proposes to do away with driver Diabetes Exemption Program

Jun
27,
2015
4

The FMCSA has posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard, proposing to do away with the Diabetes Exemption Program. Although there are many drivers who feel this is a long overdue rule, others are concerned that … Continue reading

FMCSA NPR to amend certification of drivers using insulin: “sketchy” at best

Jun
4,
2015
3

  The FMCSA NPR to amend the certification of drivers using insulin: “sketchy” at best Originally posted By Randolph Rosarion M.D. on May 25, 2015 • ( 1 Comment ) There is a reason why the PDR (Physician Desk Reference) … Continue reading

Driver sees wages synonymous with trucking safety

May
30,
2015
1

By Allen Smith Low wages, driver shortage, high driver turnover, low retention, poor recruiting practices, cheap freight, working without pay, low hiring standards and unskilled labor are just a few of the phrases you will hear included in any discussion … Continue reading

Significant increase in truck crashes post July 1, 2013 HOS rule change

Apr
29,
2015
1

Recent study results from ATRI has confirmed what many professional drivers have been adamantly saying, ” 2013 HOS restart provisions have compromised truck safety” Although there are many issues that drivers and carriers may not agree upon, the Hours-of-Service (HOS) … Continue reading

44 year trucking industry veteran makes his case to Congress regarding unfair CSA scores

Apr
8,
2015
2

Recently 44 year trucking veteran and 4 million safe miles owner operator “Tom” Byerley, had enough regarding the “unfair and faulty” Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program. After decades of driving, Tom elected to become a … Continue reading

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