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Year of interrupted sleep: 2012 in review, Part 2

Counting down the memories -- May-August 2012 on the Channel 19 blog, when things heated up in more ways than three.

Year of interrupted sleep: 2012 in review, Part 1

Counting down the memories, of a fashion -- if Channel 19 was all you read from January-April 2012, you couldn't be criticized for thinking trucking was a wonderfully strange place ...

FMCSA: Expect sleep apnea guidance proposal in near term

At the 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention, Elaine Papp, chief of FMCSA's Medical Programs Division, offered insights on the agency's plan to introduce official sleep apnea guidance.

Reader offers top 10 regulatory wish list

TruckerPetition.org founder offers her best recommendations to DOT for prioritizing regulatory review.

Regulatory review: FMCSA wants you

At this week's MCSAC meeting, discussions of driver involvement in regulatory review processes dominated the second day.

Much to change, much to talk about: CSA

The August 2012 MCSAC meeting saw a robust debate centered around the CSA programs flaws and ways to correct them. Here find a few bright (and in some cases dark) ...

CSA: DataQs reform, more debated by MCSAC

Other top issues the MCSAC will address at its first special CSA Subcommittee meeting in October were fundamental questions of its effectiveness and goals.

How American cars got air bags

The long and circuitous process toward the final codification of a regulation.

Mexican carriers’ EOBRs flag hours ‘violations’

FMCSA Associate Administrator Bill Quade updated the MCSAC August 27 on progress in the U.S. Mexican cross-border trucking program.

EOBR mandate, CSA rating proposals coming early 2013

FMCSA looks to have electronic log rule in place by October 2013.

Using CSA to your advantage

CSA "isn't going anywhere," said Compliance Safety Systems' David Saunders at the Great American Trucking Show in a session on CSA: learn to market yourself with your record.

FMCSA renames ‘Fatigued Driving’ CSA category, among changes

Changes to the CSA program -- including a new Hazmat category, adjustments to speeding severity weights and more -- will go live in December.

Our favorite agency: Guess who’s on Facebook…

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new Facebook page could be a great venue for drivers to get their viewpoints heard by the general public. Also: detail on an upcoming ...

Forecast: EOBR proposed rule likely by March

Congress directed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to mandate electronic onboard recorders.

Does the EOBR mandate have another problem?

Some believe the electronic on-board recorder mandate written in this year's highway bill could well be impossible to achieve, given the legislation's language defining the electronic logging devices.

LogBook

Court rejects EPA’s Navistar exemption, expanded Overdrive coming in August, EOBRs among hot topics for agency, OOIDA challenging Minn. out of service criteria and more industry news items are featured.

FMCSA withdraws sleep apnea proposal

FOR THE RECORD/ After announcing its April 19 proposal to adopt recommendations from two of its advisory committees, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration the same day withdrew the proposal.

Official: Cross-border program in trouble

The U.S.-Mexico cross-border trucking pilot program may fail unless more Mexican carriers elect to join, says an FMCSA official.

Three more Mexican carriers apply to cross-border program

The public has until May 21 to comment on three Mexican carriers applying for authority through the cross-border trucking pilot program.

Mexico clamping down on truck weight, safety regs

Mexican officials announced plans for stricter regulations on load weight and more inspectors and scales.