Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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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LogBook

IdleAire pulls the plug, truckers urge hours flexibility, intermodal transport gained market share against trucks, EPA revises its 2010 engine emission guidance and more are issues covered.

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Feature Article: New tools help power CSA 2010

Although Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 on its own represents a major advance in enforcing federal motor carrier safety regulations, a couple of new information tools add teeth to the process.

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FMCSA opens driver screening website

Carriers can register to access a safety database that will be set up for screening applicants for driving jobs.

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FMCSA may schedule March hours-of-service session

The agency may consider driver safety ratings in its Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 program.

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FMCSA finally listening to drivers?

On the subject of the hours of service, my entire time covering the trucking industry has been to the ever-more-visible backdrop curtain of calls (to really mix metaphors) to introduce some sort of flexibility into the current, rigid 14-hour window for drivers to take short sleeper berth periods and not risk losing valuable driving hours. The current FMCSA administrator, Anne Ferro, in her remarks to the Mid-West Truckers Association convention in Peoria, Ill., over the weekend, highlighted her ...

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FMCSA doctor fields sleep apnea questions

Dr. Mary Gunnels provided an overview of pending regulations and answered questions from HTAA summit attendees.

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LogBook

The Overdrive staff delves into the Arrow Trucking debacle, texting, driver contests, Pride & Polish, DOE funding, CARB compliance assistance, tariff modifications in the Port of Los Angeles, air emissions and much more.

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Truckers urge hours-of-service flexibility

Speakers said existing rules are too restrictive and lead to increased fatigue, stress and log book cheating.

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DOT prohibits driver texting immediately

Truck and bus drivers who text while driving commercial vehicles may be subject to civil or criminal penalties of up to $2,750.

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