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Sleeping With the Enemy

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

The Americans are eyeing a mandatory sleep apnea testing rule. But the legal implications could throw you in the game way before that.

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FMCSA to Study Wireless Roadside Inspections, Split Sleep

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – Imagine a time when safety regulators can automatically gather the information they need about trucks, drivers and carriers without ever stopping a single vehicle.

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Third Request for Study on CSA Scoring System Denied

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA. – Failure to disclose study contradicts FMCSA’s claims of openness and transparency, says Graves.

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GPS to be used in US HOS enforcement

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has rescinded a policy barring use of GPS records to verify compliance with the hours of service rules.

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Maverick’s CEO Urges Feds to Postpone New Hours of Service

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – Steve Williams, chairman and CEO of Maverick USA and chairman of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), went before the United States House of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s panel today to bring to light flaws in the upcoming hours-of-service (HOS) changes.

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Truckers Discuss New-Entrant Testing

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration got many suggestions from people in the industry on how to implement a new-entrant testing system.

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Tempting fate: Why make laws to be broken?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

I really don’t think I can stomach more Hours of Service deliberations. Still, they’re upon us like the plague. The Americans have until September to finalize a rule. Mercifully, t

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ATA makes opposition to HOS challenge official

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) began its dismissal of a challenge to current hours of service (HOS) regulations by trying to clear up any perceived myths, but yesterday the group filed an official motion.

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Expected Cost of New Hours of Service Regs: $95-376M

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – Despite the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) saying the new hours-of-service (HOS) regulations will create great benefits for the industry, a new study says otherwise.

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FMCSA Proposes Rule for Electronic Driver Logs

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a regulatory proposal requiring interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices in their vehicles to improve compliance with the driver hours of service standards.

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BREAKING NEWS: US HOS rules to stay in place at least until December 27: CTA

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — The U.S. Court of Appeals has granted a 90-day a stay of its order to set aside the 11-hour driving rule and the 34-hour restart provision.

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Rosy outlook for Canadian black box mandate

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) are viewed by some as an intrusion of privacy, but a necessary safety device by others. The government is in the latter group and is pushing for an industry mandate.

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‘Quick Strike’ Pummels Unsafe Buses

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is closing down companies left, right and center for the last three weeks thanks to its new “quick strike” safety inspectors.

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CVSA, insurer team up for online airbrake program

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, in association with Zurich Services and Interactive Driving Systems, has completed the development of an online airbrake training program to enhance commercial motor vehicle safety across North America.

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ATA counters HOS reg resistance from “gadflies”

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — The American Trucking Associations has wasted no time hitting back at yet another challenge to hours of service regulations by a coalition of lobby groups.