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FMCSA Truck Crash Fatality Statistics Lack Serious Data

Dec
4,
2011
12

Anne Ferro, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, released information during her testimony on the pending truck driver hours of service (HOS) reforms before a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011. As part … Continue reading

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Trucking Regulations Can Add to Driver Health Problems

Apr
20,
2011
3

In today’s safety-conscious environment for the trucking industry, the professional truck driver is facing the possibilities of more regulations, all in the name of safety.  Nobody will dispute the importance of safety, but a major aspect that is most often … Continue reading

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FMCSA Hours of Service Listening Session Review

Feb
19,
2011
1

On Thursday, February 17, 2011, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) held a public listening session in Arlington, VA on its regulatory proposal that would revise hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for commercial truck drivers. The Highway and Auto Safety Group … Continue reading

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Discussing the FMCSA Hours of Service Proposal

Jan
5,
2011
5

After a long Holiday break, Truth About Trucking “LIVE” returned with a special broadcast on the FMCSA proposal to change the hours of service rule for truck drivers. Richard Wilson, regulatory manager for Trans Products & Tran Services, a Motor … Continue reading

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FMCSA Issues Proposed Rule on Hours-of-Service Change

Dec
23,
2010
8

The FMCSA has issued a regulatory proposal that would revise the  hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for commercial truck drivers. Among the proposal, changes would include: Would retain the “34-hour restart” provision. The restart period would have to include two consecutive off-duty … Continue reading

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HOS Rule Change more serious than CSA

Sep
24,
2010
20

The trucking industry is gearing up for the new safety initiative, now known as simply CSA.  Discussion is abundant over the consequences to trucking companies and truck drivers, with estimates ranging between 100,000 and 300,000 as the number of truckers … Continue reading

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CSA 2010 and HOS Change – The Perfect Storm for Trucking Industry?

Aug
27,
2010
2

Like the movie with the same name, is the perfect storm brewing for the U. S. trucking industry?  With the possibility of more than a quarter of a million truck drivers facing termination from their driving careers from the CSA … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea- A Smoke Screen for Many Truck Driver Fatigue Issues

May
18,
2010
11

by Allen Smith Driver Fatigue is no stranger to the trucking industry. The FMCSA has performed studies in the past in order to better understand what causes driver fatigue and how to reduce it by correcting the major contributing sources. … Continue reading

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How Safe is the HOS 14 Hour Rule for Truckers?

Mar
9,
2010
3

With his permission, a local truck driver out of Nebraska recently sent me the following email: “I have been driving for over 20 years and began working locally with a company about a year ago.  I have to say that … Continue reading

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Truckers HOS Rule Should Provide Safety, but Also a Livable Wage

Feb
4,
2010
0

With the average number of miles driven per year by professional truck drivers, the dangers of living life on the road increases far beyond what the average motorist experiences.  Averaging ten times more miles driven per year than the general … Continue reading

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