FMCSA

ATA sides with agency over use of electronic logs

ATA filed an amicus brief Feb. 24 with the U.S. Court of Appeals in support of using electronic onboard recorders.

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FMCSA plans sessions on hours rule, CSA

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will present several educational sessions in Louisville March 22-24.

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FMCSA handbook shows hours rules examples

Agency's online handbook offers examples using the new hours of service rules.

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Groups sue over hours rule

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Public Citizen and the Truck Safety Coalition object to FMCSA not reducing the driving day to 10 hours from 11.

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Back to basics in apnea debate: The importance of sleep

Last night on the Truth About Trucking Live online radio program of fuel hauler Allen Smith and his wife, Donna, discussion of the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board's joint work on the issue of sleep apnea gave way at a crucial moment to a reiteration of the reality of the sleep apnea condition. It was delivered by a driver listener who, as I've heard from many other drivers out there ...

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More than a typo? Split sleeper wishful thinking

Trans Products / Trans Services Regulatory Manager Rich Wilson, during a break between sessions of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meeting in Alexandria, Va., early this month, pointed out a couple curious problems with the medical forms some states are using. One, he pointed out, defined stage 3 hypertension as a blood pressure reading of, yes, greater than or equal to "10/90." A typo, definitely, that could easily be fixed. In the context of the hours ...

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FMCSA denies EOBR violation

OOIDA had filed suit to stop agency from authorizing recorders over driver harassment issue.

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EOBR session planned

The FMCSA has scheduled a listening session for the trucking show in Louisville, Ky., in March.

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FMCSA defends cross-border program in court

Among its responses, FMCSA argued OOIDA had not shown evidence its members will experience a loss of business.

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ATA requests hours review

The association asks the court to review the recently published final rule changing hours-of-service regulations.

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