Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee

Elephants in the room: MCSAC snapshot

| February 08, 2012

There were two of them in the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meeting room at the Hilton Old Town in Alexandria, Va., yesterday. At a certain point in the committee's discussion yesterday, Feb. 7, about the ...

Language of MCSAC / Medical Review Board recommended apnea guidelines — more from D.C.

| February 06, 2012

Contrasting viewpoints coming together -- or not -- made for an interesting day today at the first of four days' worth of meetings of the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. Today's agenda was dedicated ...

Rich Wilson’s ‘state of the industry’; and MCSAC apnea update

| January 13, 2012

You're likely to remember Rich Wilson (pictured), former owner-operator and current regulatory manager with the Trans Products/Trans Services company, for his part in the Truck Driver Social Media Convention last fall, where he urged the ...

Former owner-operator going after MCSAC committee representation

| December 19, 2011

As I've written about here in weeks prior, former owner-operator Fred Schaffner, a man with a passion for fighting for fairness in the treatment of drivers in the face of regulatory flux and with a ...

Language of the MCSAC/MRB sleep apnea recommendations

| December 08, 2011

You've more than likely seen the news, available via Overdrive here, that firm recommendations for guidance on required evaluation and treatment for sleep apnea among truck drivers with a body mass index (BMI) measurement of ...

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

| November 23, 2011

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 ...

The limits of social media: More drivers needed in Washington meeting rooms

| October 21, 2011

The final moments of the panel discussion between attendees and presenters during the Truck Driver Social Media Convention in Tunica, Miss., Oct. 15, brought the point of the whole enterprise into inspired relief. Frederick Schaffner of ...

FMCSA examines other in-truck distractions

Jill Dunn | June 25, 2010

The agency has asked its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee for ways to combat distracted driving.

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