Regulations

Medical exemptions for hearing loss, seizure disorder in the works

| October 31, 2012

Before a group that included several members of the Deaf Truckers United advocacy group, FMCSA's medical chief Elaine Papp detailed agency efforts on new exemption programs.

FMCSA: Expect sleep apnea guidance proposal in near term

| October 28, 2012

At the 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention, Elaine Papp, chief of FMCSA's Medical Programs Division, offered insights on the agency's plan to introduce official sleep apnea guidance.

VIDEO: Time is now to improve drivers’ situation

| October 27, 2012

An excerpt from Trans Products regulatory manager Richard Wilson's address at the 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention.

Brake inspections place 3,248 trucks out of service

| October 26, 2012

Of the 21,255 trucks inspected in mid-September as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Brake Safety Week, 15.3 percent were placed out of service.

What do you think of GPS systems?

| October 25, 2012

That's what the American Transportation Research Institute wants to find out, and they're soliciting feedback from both drivers and carriers.

85 mph highway opens in Texas

| October 25, 2012

Wednesday marked the opening of the new 85 mph speed limit on Texas State Highway 130, where a 40-mile section of the highway between San Antonio and Austin now has the nation's highest speed limit.

Diesel produces more smog than gasoline, study says

| October 24, 2012

Diesel engines produce nearly 15 times the amount of one of the main ingredients in smog than gasoline-powered engines, says a recent study by the University of Cal-Berkeley. The study was in part funded by the ...

Another CSA audit in the works

| October 23, 2012

House Reps. John J Duncan (R-Tenn.) and Peter Defazio (D-Ore.) have asked the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General for an audit on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

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