RECENT DATA INDICATE EFFECTS OF AGING INCREASE DRIVER RISKS ?>

RECENT DATA INDICATE EFFECTS OF AGING INCREASE DRIVER RISKS

According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drivers aged 55 and older have TWICE the risk of dying in a work-related crash than younger workers do. The statistics indicate that although older workers are more inclined to practice safe driving habits than a younger generation, such as complying with speed limits and wearing a seat belt, older employees are more likely to be injured in a crash and are more likely to die if injured. Motor…

Read More Read More

FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditPocket
THE TRUCKING ALLIANCE ASKS CONGRESS TO STRIKE ‘73 HOURS IN A 7 DAY PERIOD’ LANGUAGE FROM BILL ?>

THE TRUCKING ALLIANCE ASKS CONGRESS TO STRIKE ‘73 HOURS IN A 7 DAY PERIOD’ LANGUAGE FROM BILL

The Trucking Alliance has taken issue with a provision in a recent bill that would codify a “73 hours in a seven-day period” proposal. The bill, the FY2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, is a $56.5 billion measure that largely funds transportation and housing programs. It passed the Senate Appropriations Committee by a 30-0 vote on May 21. However, the bill also contains a fix to the language included in a previous measure, the 2016…

Read More Read More

FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditPocket
LISTENING SESSIONS ON COMMERCIAL DRIVERS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA ?>

LISTENING SESSIONS ON COMMERCIAL DRIVERS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA

  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) are co-hosting three public listening sessions to solicit information on the prevalence of moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among commercial vehicle drivers, rail workers and individuals in safety-sensitive positions in highway and rail transportation. The agencies are seeking stakeholders’ observations on the potential dangerous consequences that can result when an individual is affected with sleep apnea which can, in turn, affect overall safety, and what impacts…

Read More Read More

FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditPocket
CVSA INTERNATIONAL ROADCHECK INSPECTION PROGRAM SET FOR JUNE 7-9 ?>

CVSA INTERNATIONAL ROADCHECK INSPECTION PROGRAM SET FOR JUNE 7-9

The 29th annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck inspection blitz will take place again this year, with the 72-hour inspection period lasting from June 7-9. The inspections are performed in conjunction with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial, territorial and federal inspectors across North America. Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world, with nearly 17 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute in Canada,…

Read More Read More

FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditPocket
NEW MEDICAL EXAM FORMS FOR CMV DRIVERS REQUIRED AS OF APRIL 20th ?>

NEW MEDICAL EXAM FORMS FOR CMV DRIVERS REQUIRED AS OF APRIL 20th

  After several revisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) driver medical exam forms, final versions of the MCSA-5875 report form and the MCSA-5876 Examiner’s Certificate are required for all driver exams as of April 20, 2016. The new Medical Examiner’s Certificate now includes more questions about a driver’s medical history and the examiners are required to electronically submit the results of all conducted exams on the National Registry once per month. Until June 22, 2018, drivers will…

Read More Read More

FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditPocket
FMCSA RELEASES 2014 LARGE TRUCK AND BUS CRASH FACTS ?>

FMCSA RELEASES 2014 LARGE TRUCK AND BUS CRASH FACTS

The annual edition of Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts, has been released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for 2014. Except for selected crash statistics on passenger vehicles presented for comparison purposes, the report is exclusively descriptive of statistics about fatal crashes, crashes resulting in injuries, and property damage-only crashes, involving large trucks and buses in 2014. The extensive data sources for the report come from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), recognized as the most reliable national…

Read More Read More

FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditPocket
FDA RELEASES FINAL RULE ON FOOD SAFETY DURING TRANSPORT ?>

FDA RELEASES FINAL RULE ON FOOD SAFETY DURING TRANSPORT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized a new food safety rule that will help prevent food contamination during transport. Under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), those carriers involved in transporting human and animal food will be required to follow recognized best practices for sanitary transportation, such as properly refrigerating food, adequately cleaning vehicles between loads and properly protecting the food during transport. The action is part of a larger effort to focus on prevention of…

Read More Read More

FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditPocket
FMCSA SEEKS COMMENTS ON APPROPRIATE CMV FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ?>

FMCSA SEEKS COMMENTS ON APPROPRIATE CMV FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

FMCSA is seeking comments on current regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) carriers of property that cover public liability, property damage and environmental restoration, and carriers of passengers to cover public liability and property damage, to ensure an understanding of the sectors’ minimum levels of financial responsibility. Forms MCS-90 and MCS-90B and Forms MCS-82 and MCS-82B contain the minimum amount of information necessary to document that a motor carrier of property or passengers has obtained and has, in effect, the…

Read More Read More

FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditPocket
National Work Zone Awareness Week Enters its Second Decade ?>

National Work Zone Awareness Week Enters its Second Decade

Every year in April, at the start of the spring season, National Work Zone Awareness Week provides an opportunity for the highway industry to remind the motoring public about safety while driving through work zones. For the past 10 years, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) have coordinated and sponsored this important event. According to the latest federal statistics, there were 514 fatal…

Read More Read More

FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditPocket
ATA TRUCK TONNAGE INDEX CLIMBS TO RECORD HIGH IN FEBRUARY ?>

ATA TRUCK TONNAGE INDEX CLIMBS TO RECORD HIGH IN FEBRUARY

  The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index climbed 7.2% in February to 144, a record high. This follows a 0.3% dip in January (revised from an originally reported 1.4% decline). The index in February is up 8.6% compared to February 2015. ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello, though, cautions against reading too much into February’s result. “The strength was mainly due to a weaker than average January, including bad winter storms, thus there was some catch-up going on in February,”…

Read More Read More

FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditPocket