Most readers endorse body cameras for police

| January 23, 2015

Most readers were positive about the potential efficacy of body cameras used widely to help in preventing or at least sorting out the high-octane situations that have dominated discussions of race and politics across the country.

Fraudulent CDL exam scheme used cameras, Bluetooth pencils, DOT reports

| January 23, 2015

The DOT announced recently that three people in New York have pleaded guilty to charges in a scheme in which test takers were provided answers to CDL examinations during the tests using equipment like cameras and Bluetooth pencils.

If the ‘sky is falling’ with sleep apnea: What about when ‘it lands and nothing really happens?’

| January 22, 2015

"Nothing seems to address the situation where it has been a symptom, has been tested, and is being treated successfully." --Dan Tucker on needed apnea coverage; FMCSA says two-year certification up to the examiner

Truckers must produce new documentation for TWIC enrollment

| January 22, 2015

New documentation requirements and a slightly reduced enrollment fee are on the horizon for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program.

Senate highway bill could be unveiled soon

| January 22, 2015

Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) may soon unveil a highway funding bill that would direct money to the struggling Highway Trust Fund from taxes on companies’ overseas earnings, according to a report.

FMCSA bulletin on sleep apnea reiterates regs, ‘encourages’ examiners on treatment, screening

| January 21, 2015

Facing widespread criticism over its examiners'/training organizations' muddled approach to apnea in medical certification, and hamstrung by Congress, FMCSA attempts to settle the record on apnea regs with bulletin....

President Obama skirts highway funding in State of the Union address

| January 21, 2015

Departing from recent norms in his State of the Union addresses, President Barack Obama on Tuesday made only brief mention of infrastructure funding and no mention of issues related directly to trucking or transportation.

FMCSA concludes weighting crash fault in CSA rankings would be inconsequential, cumbersome

| January 21, 2015

Incorporating crash accountability into the CSA carrier ranking program would not improve the DOT’s ability to target for intervention carriers most at risk for crashes, nor would it be easy to implement or cost-effective, FMCSA concluded.

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