Sleeping during the day makes drivers sleepier and causes drivers to get less sleep than a consolidated sleep period at night and a split sleep schedule, the study concludes.
As fleets, owners and drivers have responded to cargo theft's rise in recent years with more security and watch, cargo thefts in 2012 dropped in 2011, thought just slightly.
The transportation committee in the U.S. House said it intends to target hours of service rules, CSA and state tolls in the upcoming term.
On Jan. 23, Missouri and New Hampshire legislatures held hearings on bills that would allow the auxiliary power unit weight exemption permitted on trucks to be increased.
The California Construction Trucking Association has appealed a December 2012 ruling that CCTA says was a non-decision in its nearly two-year-long case with CARB's truck regulations.
The Minnesota DOT announced a testing program at a rest area in which cameras in the parking lot will find and notify truckers of available parking.
Overdrive columnist Kevin Rutherford's suggestion that owner-operators build personal tribes to share information and advocate for positive industry change drew praise, commentary.
Hodyon, maker of the Dynasys auxiliary power units, announced this week on its website that it has "determined a potential safety risk" with all Dynasys APU models and is asking Dynasys owners to discontinue use.
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