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Driver coercion mitigation rule projected to be published this month

| April 16, 2014

FMCSA is working on a rule to mitigate potential coercion of drivers by shippers, receivers and carriers when crafting new rules. A speed limiter rule and Safety Fitness Determination rule could see action soon too.

Agency committee meeting to form recommendations for CSA changes

| April 14, 2014

FMCSA's subcommittee for its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program will meet April 29-30 to develop recommendations for changes to the program, its scoring system and the intervention process.

Docs’ sleep apnea approach getting aggressive — and confused?

| April 08, 2014

The story of a driver denied medical certification because of his successfully treated sleep apnea.

ATRI looking for driver input on hours rule effects, detention time

| April 08, 2014

The American Transportation Research Institute announced this week it's looking for input from truck operators on the impacts of the current hours of service rule and about detention time for two separate studies it's working ...

NTSB pushing for blind spot systems, trailer guards, better data collection

| April 07, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board recommends regulations be put in place to require new trucks to be equipped with systems to boost blind spot awareness and side and rear underride guards and to require that ...

ELD rule public comments mixed, with renewed focus on hours rule

| April 04, 2014

Among others, Mark Olsen of Clinton, Utah, echoed the overall mixed nature of the comments all told. However, he rejoined arguments in favor of the need for ELDs with a message heard increasingly -- that ...

OOIDA pushing driver training, FMCSA reform for highway bill items

| April 03, 2014

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced this week the two main items it is pushing Congress to include in its next highway bill: Bolstering training for new drivers and reforming the federal trucking regulatory process. ...

Safety will be the death of us

| March 26, 2014

"Progress of the species is retarded when there is no failure. You can't keep someone safe from themselves: no matter how many rules you impose, there are human beings out there who will continue to ...

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