FMCSA

MCSAC to meet on EOBRs, sleep apnea and other topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee’s next meeting, Dec. 5-8, will include a joint meeting with the agency’s Medical Review Board on the issue of sleep apnea.

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Driver action on sleep apnea, CSA, EOBRs, cross-border trucking

Regular readers will recall my post from last month following the first annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention, which spurred on driver advocate Frederick Schaffner to be a presence in D.C. at the November meeting of the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committtee. There, a large part of the discussion was devoted to standards for electronic onboard recorders for hours-of-service compliance. Schaffner has annotated MCSAC's task report emerging from that meeting with his own series of ...

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ATA challenges need for hours proposal

Association letter pointed to newly available data about the trucking industry’s safety performance in arguing against change.

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FMCSA shuts down carrier

Agents issued order after concluding Gunthers Transport was an “imminent hazard to public safety.”

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When burned-out lights glare

The top equipment-related violation is lighting, according to a “CSA: One Year Later” panel discussion at the Commercial Carrier Journal Fall Symposium in Phoenix.

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White House reviews hours rule

FMCSA on Oct. 28 announced it would not be able to publish the rule by that day's deadline. The deadline was extended to Nov. 28.

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LogBook

Cross border program starts, EEOC files suit against carriers, agency urges CSA driver ratings, Icahn buys a percentage of Navistar and more industry news items are featured.

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Hours final rule delayed till Nov. 28

FMCSA misses Oct. 28 target date transportation officials had indicated to a federal court.

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ATA rebuts LaHood on hours proposal research

Transportation secretary said comprehensive data and analysis on driver fatigue supports proposed changes.

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First Mexican truck crosses border

Mexico had approved three U.S. carriers to deliver beyond its border by Oct. 21, when the first Mexican carrier crossed into Laredo, Texas.

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