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The Absolute Cure for Driver Fatigue

Jul
8,
2014
13

With the most recent FMCSA mandated 30-minute break requirement for Class A CDL drivers, the continual attempt to control truck driver fatigue is ongoing. Although one fatal crash is too many, studies by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has … Continue reading

EOBRs mandate still has issues

Nov
14,
2012
1

By: Allen Smith Anne Ferro, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), has made the agency’s commitment to the EOBR rulemaking very clear by stating, “It is definitely on the way.” Professional truck drivers who oppose any such … Continue reading

FMCSA Hours of Service Compared to Other Countries

Jun
8,
2012
0

By:  Allen Smith Within the last three and a half years, the U. S. trucking industry has seen the most expensive regulatory action in decades, imposing $46 billion in annual costs.  Current discussion on mandating EOBR’s on all trucks would … Continue reading

Truck Driver Fatigue and the Sleep Apnea Deception

May
20,
2010
10

  Truck driver fatigue is always being taunted as a major problem.  The NTSB, the FMCSA and the American Trucking Association are all behind the implementation of a new bill that will require truck drivers to undergo testing for a … Continue reading

Motor Carriers Responsible for Truck Driver Fatigue

May
14,
2010
5

When it comes to truck drivers not operating while tired, the responsibility is a two-way street.  The driver must have the full authority to be able to call the shots when it is time for him or her to shut … Continue reading

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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