Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

The funding for safety groups, the salaries of their chiefs

Funding levels in some recent years for Parents Against Tired Truckers, Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways (CRASH), somewhat-related group Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and others among the "safety advocacy" community -- trucking's loudest critics.

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MCSAC policy panel’s long shift toward safety advocates

How it happened: When the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee began meeting in 2007, it had four members with direct involvement in trucking. Today, there are three direct trucking members. Over the same period, representatives of safety-advocacy groups more than doubled from two to five.

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The biggest little voice in trucking

How self-styled safety-advocacy groups won over the federal government, and some trucking interests themselves, to influence trucking regulation.

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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.

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Questions arise over cross-border carrier’s paperwork

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has responded to questions about Baja Express' application for authority.

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LogBook

Driver harassment, the hours rule, Navistar's engine transision, sleep apnea regulations and more industry news items are featured.

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Groups sue over hours rule

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Public Citizen and the Truck Safety Coalition object to FMCSA not reducing the driving day to 10 hours from 11.

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LogBook

Three compete for Owner-Operator of the Year, cross-border program lawsuits advance, turnpike rates rise, Baltimore bridge tolls rising and many more industry news items are featured.

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LogBook

Apnea proposals could disqualify drivers, cell phone ban begins, Senate bill would mandate EOBRs, third Mexican carrier completes audit and more industry news items are featured.

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Cool Reception

FMCSA’s proposed hours of service revision stirs criticisms.

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