Investigators used driver performance data from the FMCSA’s CSA algorithm to target nearly 200 companies for on-site interventions. Officers also made contact with nearly 20,000 commercial drivers.
Hours-of-service frustrations, CSA concerns make their way into Foxx’s highway funding visit to House
In the midst of the highway funding talk, lawmakers took the opportunity to air their concerns to DOT head Anthony Foxx about hours-of-service rules, cross-border trucking, CSA and more.
The rule, which came from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is designed to help mitigate rollover and loss-of-control crashes, according to the synopses from NHTSA.
The first meeting of the advisory committee is scheduled for Feb. 26-27 in D.C.; among members is owner-operator Bryan Spoon of North Carolina. NPRM hoped for by end of year.
The OIG says its objective is to “determine whether FMCSA’s design and implementation of the restart study complies with the requirements of the act.”
A bill making its way through Congress currently — most recently clearing the U.S. House — is being lauded by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association as a win for owner-operators and other small trucking companies.
The looming federal rule to require truck operators to use electronic logging devices will cause “a huge exodus” of owner-operators, says TCA Chairman Shepard Dunn. Also, fleets should pay drivers no less than $65,000 a year, he says.
Lifetime exposure to modern diesel exhaust does not induce tumors or precancerous changes, according to the first comprehensive study of the matter.
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