Law Enforcement

Amid ‘fatigued driver’ out-of-service discussions, panel releases report on research into fatigue measurement

The 392.3 "ill/fatigued operator" regulation has come under fire from truckers and inspectors in recent years due to lack of objective standards for its enforcement. A new report from the National Academies in some ways underscores the criticism while charting a course for FMCSA on fatigue research.

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POLL: Future for ‘fatigued driving’ enforcement?

Could DWF (driving while fatigued) be treated like DUI? Will technologies emerge enabling real-time monitoring in-cab to eventually give way to an entirely new approach to the hours of service? Which of these (or other) scenarios do you think might be most likely in the future ....

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Mark Bezley’s ‘crosswalk law’ citation: Dismissed with dashcam evidence

Read driver Mark Bezley's No. 1 dashcam tale, involving his exoneration from a ticket given during a "crosswalk law" sting in a small Wash. town. And: What's yours?

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New private system aims at CSA’s problems

As Congress considers pulling CSA scores from public view, Vigillo touts its new "Just" program as providing carriers a "true picture of the compliance, safety and accountability of" a fleet.

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Top 10 most intense states for maintenance, brake violations

Texas, California and Virginia top the list -- even with the reported priority drift toward an emphasis on traffic enforcement, violations of the FMCSRs remained dominated by vehicle-related violations.

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No mercy: Arizona ground zero for truck enforcement

With a high rate of both inspections and violations, and a top ten ranking for hours enforcement, this state is ground zero for tough inspections – particularly along the border.

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The new top hours of service enforcer

No state issued a higher percentage of hours violations in 2014 than this one. Training has helped officials find their ‘comfort zone’ enforcing the ever-shifting regs nationwide, but especially in this state.

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Top 10 toughest states on hours of service violations

Oregon was the 2013 leader on this list, and its percentage of issued hour infractions fell by only a point in our analysis of the 2014 data. Three states rose to a much larger degree in the hours rankings...

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The screaming bears of Montana

"So, I might not have seen a tapier in Oregon, or an owl in Washington, but I sure as hell have seen the screaming bears of Montana, and I lived to tell about it. #truckingisthebestjobever"

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The Golden State: Inspection fanatic or truckers’ best friend?

California's reputation as being tough on truckers continues with its No. 2 position in the inspection intensity rankings. At once, the Golden State near highest share of clean inspections begs the question...

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