Hours of service

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FATIGUE AFFECTS REACTION TIME, MOTOR SKILLS

Sleepy and unsafe

Why aren't workers getting enough rest?
A poll by the National Sleep Foundation found that many transportation workers whose jobs demand high levels of alertness go to work without a good night’s sleep. What impact does sleepiness have on job safety, including the effects of cumulative lack of sleep, and how does this affect workers across all U.S. industries?
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FMCSA releases guidance on truck driver HOS log displays

Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released regulatory guidance for roadside inspectors on what information must be displayed on electronic logging devices that currently meet FMCSA regulations for tracking drivers’ hours-of-service compliance.
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CSA: Three years in

Recent reports examine how the federal bus, truck rating system assigns safety scores
Is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program as effective as the agency believes it is? Recent reports have come to conflicting conclusions.
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Surveys seek truck driver input on HOS, detention time

Arlington, VA – The American Transportation Research Institute is inviting truck drivers to participate in two new surveys on how hours-of-service regulations and downtime caused by shippers and receivers have affected their operations.
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OOIDA speaks out against electronic logging device proposal

Grain Valley, MO – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is encouraging truckers to comment on – and address safety issues related to – a recent proposal that would require truck and bus drivers to use electronic logging devices to track their compliance with hours-of-service regulations.
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