Regulations

FMCSA extends remote new entrant audit test, to add auto-fail functionality

| September 08, 2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be testing a new automatic failure feature for new entrant audits and will be extending its testing of off-site new entrant audits until December.

Can an employer fire or refuse to hire me on account of a sleep apnea diagnosis?

| September 08, 2014

Following the 2008 amendment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers must make reasonable accommodations for drivers with sleep apnea, says Truckers for a Cause cofounder and driver Bob Stanton.

OOIDA’s new NCRME survey; Benefits of apnea treatment for one operator

| September 08, 2014

Independent owner-operator Joe Bielucki's sleep apnea story -- results following his preemptive strike of sorts relative to the condition two years ago.

How to address sleep apnea risk

| September 05, 2014

On your terms.... And what to expect for treatment if you are diagnosed.

Guilty until proven innocent: Answering key sleep-apnea questions

| September 04, 2014

As new medical certification processes come into play, more drivers are being asked to get sleep apnea testing. Some are asking questions, getting varied answers – and being taken off the road prematurely.

Speed limiters not ‘worth the hassle’: More voices on potential mandate

| August 29, 2014

Michael Goodman, among others: "Forcing speed limiters will make roads less safe and be another unnecessary cost to the millions of truck owners in the United States."

Petition circulated on “right to carry” for driver self-defense

| August 28, 2014

A new "right to carry" petition is being circulated by SBTC's James Lamb. It's collecting signatures in an attempt to demonstrate that there's support for easing many interstate drivers' ability to legally travel with firearms.

Will FMCSA ‘un-ring’ the CSA alarm?

| August 27, 2014

Reader Thomas Little may best have paraphrased the thoughts of many: With CSA, "FMCSA fully intended" to "let the industry do their policing for them. Spoon-feed the detailed data into the marketplace to drive consumer choice of motor carrier ... and then stand back and pretend that wasn't how CSA was supposed to be used... They won't be able to unring that bell."

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