Regulations

Fleets’ private eyes, platform No. 2: Netradyne’s Driver-i system

From Overdrive's special exploration of fatigue monitoring systems: A look at Netradyne's Driver-i system, which, in addition to a dual-view dashcam, is working on the ability to recognize signs of fatigue and distraction inside the cab.

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California DMV eyes altering regs to allow testing of completely driverless vehicles

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on Wednesday released a revised version of proposed regulations that establishes a path for testing and public use of driverless– that is, completely unmanned — vehicles.

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Bait and switch in mammoth proportions

"This here's a stick-up. Put all your money into magic clocks and making those magic clocks safe, or you can't earn money" ... in which an org pushing ELDs for safety purposes plans to offer up a service intended to help keep public safe from hacking threat.

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Rates up: A result of last week’s ELD protests?

Rates haven't been as good as they were last week since the Snowpocalypse of 2014, notes DAT's Ken Harper. But before you attribute that to the number of owner-operators who shut down last week in solidarity with ELD protests around the country, consider truck posts on DAT boards weren't off by much. Reefer, van demand updates here.

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FMCSA to hold two hours-of-service Q&A webinars this month

The sessions are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to noon Eastern time, and Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 3-4 p.m. Eastern. Pre-registration is required.

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Fleets’ private eyes, platform No. 1: Seeing Machines’ Guardian system

From Overdrive's special exploration of camera-based fatigue monitoring systems: A look at Seeing Machines' Guardian, which tracks the driver’s eyes and head position, as well as road views.

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Truckers driving rentals for eight days or fewer exempt from ELDs

Under the terms of the exemption, drivers will still be subject to the hours-of-service rules and must maintain paper logs for the current and prior seven days, if required. Drivers must also keep a copy of the rental agreement in the truck to show law enforcement.

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Lawsuit claims DOT board failed to disclose public meeting about carrier fees

The Small Business in Transportation Coalition filed a federal suit Sept. 27, claiming the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the UCR board failed to provide a formal seven-day public notice to alert trucking stakeholders and the public about the meeting and its time and location.

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Fatigue’s fast track: How fleets’ private eyes are monitoring drivers

Video cameras, evolving with facial reading and paired with other data, are delivering many a safety manager’s holy grail – real-time fatigue detection.

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Why is CARB ignoring its own emissions data in push to ban traditional engines?

“It’s no secret that California has been going its own way on emissions. That’s not the point here. The point is that the internal combustion engine, by CARB’s own admission, is far superior to that of an electric powertrain in terms of its carbon intensity score."

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