driver fatigue

FMCSA concludes new hours of service rule better for safety in its long-awaited study

In its long-awaited field study on the current hours rule, FMCSA has concluded that the two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. period requirements of the 34-hour restart provisions of the rule cause truck operators to drive safer and be better rested.

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Roadside Attractions

New life for old classics, Love's connect app, the Aurora Borealis and more industry news and oddities are featured.

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Hours debacle covered at news site Politico

**(Overdrive editor Max Heine is posting updates from the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting via the OD Twitter feed and Facebook page today. Expected to be included among the news are company driver and owner-operator of the year awards. Stay tuned.)** Click through the thumbnail of the graph here for Politico writer Adam Snider's brief dissection of the debate over the new hours rule, his reporting tracking primarily in the divisions over what exactly is wrong ...

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Pulse

Years from now it might turn out that EOBRs and apnea screening are two intrusions that never lived up to the bluster.

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Hours final rule delayed till Nov. 28

FMCSA misses Oct. 28 target date transportation officials had indicated to a federal court.

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Overdrive Galleries

Culled from 50 years, the classic images in these galleries epitomize some of trucking’s big moments and the feel of bygone eras.

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Driver fatigue on safety list

The National Transportation Safety Board has announced its new list of the most critical transportation issues.

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Researcher rejects hours studies

Former head of FMCSA research says recent studies contain many problems and shouldn’t be relied on to support the agency’s proposed changes.

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Cool Reception

FMCSA’s proposed hours of service revision stirs criticisms.

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Wake up call

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected soon to raise the bar on screening and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.

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