Reader: FMCSA attacks safety ‘from the wrong end of the beast’

| December 03, 2012

"If rates were up where they should be, drivers wouldn’t have to complain about receiving and loading fees one bit."

Changes to violation weighting, more posted this weekend

| December 03, 2012

Among changes taking place this week are the introduction of a new hazmat-specific BASIC and adjustments in various violation weights.

Does FMCSA’s medical card verification program violate HIPAA?

| November 23, 2012

Short answer: Probably not. Here find a roundup of viewpoints from readers on this and other issues surrounding FMCSA's new medical card-verification policy.

Redux: Have you seen your ‘CSA scorecard’?

| November 15, 2012

With third party vendors providing tools to carriers to compute their drivers CSA scores, only one continues to take that functionality directly to the "drivers" of CSA -- professional operators. Have you seen a tabulation ...

VIDEO, testimony: Randall Doane of Deaf Truckers United

| November 01, 2012

As FMCSA reps spoke of future routine nature of a medical qualifications exemption program for deaf drivers, Deaf Truckers United members engaged on current problems.

Medical exemptions for hearing loss, seizure disorder in the works

| October 31, 2012

Before a group that included several members of the Deaf Truckers United advocacy group, FMCSA's medical chief Elaine Papp detailed agency efforts on new exemption programs.

FMCSA: Expect sleep apnea guidance proposal in near term

| October 28, 2012

At the 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention, Elaine Papp, chief of FMCSA's Medical Programs Division, offered insights on the agency's plan to introduce official sleep apnea guidance.

Brake inspections place 3,248 trucks out of service

| October 26, 2012

Of the 21,255 trucks inspected in mid-September as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Brake Safety Week, 15.3 percent were placed out of service.

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