Data show 78 percent of commercial truck and bus drivers wore safety belts in 2010.
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has won no trucker fans by planning to buy electronic onboard recorders for Mexican trucks.
Three companies are facing fines of $25,000 each after a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration enforcement sweep.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has proposed to restrict the use of all handheld mobile telephones.
FMCSA had used SafeStat to measure carrier safety, but replaced it with the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program on Dec. 12.
Congressman said Mexico’s safety standards do not equal those of the U.S. and Mexican carriers operating beyond the border zone will hurt jobs.
Bills would mandate electronic on-board recorders and prevent CDL holders from continuing to drive trucks or buses after failing alcohol or drug tests.
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