If you haven't read the report my colleague James Jaillet filed from the Mid-America Trucking Show on the Friday listening sessions the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration conducted on the subject of electronic on-board recorders ...
The new CDL-medical certification card should be obtained when drivers renew their CDL within the next 22 months.
Many drivers expressed disdain for electronic onboard recorders and the intent to mandate them at an FMCSA listening session.
Top driver problems are logbook issues, record of duty status isn't current, isn't in possession of a medical certificate, doesn't speak English and carrier requires or allows driver to drive after 14 hours on duty.
Flatbed carriers will get some relief on their safety rating under a new change in how securement is weighted in the CSA program.
FMCSA official contends truck drivers do not get a CSA score, as do carriers.
ATA laments decision by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to hold trucking responsible in its CSA program for every truck-involved crash.
Driver harassment, the hours rule, Navistar's engine transision, sleep apnea regulations and more industry news items are featured.
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