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2014-05-16 12:21:53

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association responded with criticism to a study by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, which claims that electronic logging devices would lower truck crash rates. "The study's conclusion is flawed because it included all other types of crashes except those that supposedly would be prevented with electronic logging devices," said OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd Spencer. VTTI...

2014-03-13 12:20:55

Updated rule would slash highest federal paperwork burden after taxes and prevent fatigued drivers WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposal to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles to improve compliance with the safety rules that govern the number of hours a driver can work. The proposed...

2014-02-12 12:22:09

Employers would be required to check clearinghouse before hiring and annually WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposed rule to establish a drug and alcohol clearinghouse for all national commercial driver's license (CDL) holders. The clearinghouse would help improve roadway safety by making it easier to determine whether a truck or bus driver is prohibited from...

2014-01-30 12:21:56

Third-Party Study Shows Drivers Who Follow New Rule are More Alert, Deviated from Lane Less Often WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today released findings from a real world, third-party study providing further scientific evidence that the restart provision in the current hours-of-service rule for truck drivers is more effective at combatting fatigue than the prior version. "Safety...

2014-01-17 12:20:47

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will publish a Patterns of Safety Violations Rule which implements the agency's authority to shut down a bus or truck company if the company, or a company officer, has a history of purposely violating federal safety regulations. The rule is one of the new enforcement tools that the agency has developed in recent years to target high-risk carriers that endanger...

2013-07-17 23:20:28

The Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced New Hours of Service Rules for Commercial Motor Vehicles, effective July 1, 2013. Eagan, MN (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 It is sure a busy year for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Along with the myriad of updates and provisions going into effect on October 1, 2013 in the MAP-21 ACT, July 1st brought another deadline for compliance for the FMCSA and those who operate motor carriers: New...


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