In our March 2010 issue, we reported on the impending Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010. The feds were trying to work out the bugs in nine test states, after starting with Colorado in 2008.
Some of us at Overdrive were talking with drivers at a truck stop recently to hear about their interests. The conversation drifted to our columnist and trucking radio host Kevin Rutherford.
It can be tough to grasp exactly how the turbulence of the last five years has affected the viability of the owner-operator in trucking.
One key distinction regarding free speech within trucking is that company drivers are employees.
Years from now it might turn out that EOBRs and apnea screening are two intrusions that never lived up to the bluster.
With the deeper incursions into driver scheduling that have accompanied new versions of the rule, conflicts with operational realities and individual rest cycles become more glaring.
These stats were gathered by Overdrive’s sister magazine Commercial Carrier Journal from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
You might have noticed the powers that be are not striving to make your work environment more trouble-free next year.
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