Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

FMCSA seeks comment

The agency is seeking truckers' opinions of an on-board monitoring system it is evaluating.

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Proper Inflation

Maintaining the ideal air pressure is the most important step in keeping tires in peak operating condition.

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Logbook

Owner-operator pay to rise, researcher trashes hour studies, Shell selects SuperRigs trucks, groups push for safer trucks and many more industry news items are featured.

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FMCSA wants feedback on 5-year safety plan

Safety improvement proposal is aimed at removing high-risk drivers and carriers from operation.

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FMCSA plans driver onboard monitoring study

The agency plans to have 500 CMV drivers participate in a questionnaire.

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FMCSA inspector charged with bribery

Court charged agent sold a driver a CVSA sticker knowing the vehicle lacked the corresponding inspection.

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Sleep apnea meeting for transportation set

2011 Sleep Apnea & Multi-Modal Transportation Conference will be Nov. 8-9 at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center.

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Trucking reps hit hours plan

A House subcommittee heard testimony from trucking company leaders against the HOS proposal.

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FMCSA proposes medical record extensions

Under proposal, commercial drivers must retain a paper copy of the medical examiner’s certificate until Jan. 30, 2014.

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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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