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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.

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Driver distraction has big impact on truck crashes

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Driver distraction – from cell phone use to dispatching devices – was involved in 100 percent of commercial vehicles crashes, according to a recent study.

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Court Action Filed Against Interim HOS Rule

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — That didn’t take long. Only a week after being introduced, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s latest hours of work docket is being appealed in an effort to put it out-of-service before it can be implemented.

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CSA/EOBR COMPLIANCE

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

PeopleNet’s solutions to help fleets comply with CSA 2010 and EOBR regulations