San Francisco – More than 40 percent of commercial motor vehicle drivers may have obstructive sleep apnea, potentially increasing their risk of being involved in a crash, according to a review conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco.
Grain Valley, MO – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association plans to continue its legal pursuit in Congress after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 12 against hearing a lawsuit challenging a federal mandate requiring commercial motor vehicle drivers to use electronic devices in place of paper logs.
Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking to help remedy what the agency calls a national shortage of qualified truck and bus drivers by proposing two regulatory changes for obtaining a commercial driver’s license.
Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing a pilot program that would allow certain commercial motor vehicle drivers to split sleeper berth time while still complying with hours-of-service regulations, according to a notice published in the June 6 Federal Register.
Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has delayed until June 5 the effective date of a final rule that establishes minimum training requirements for entry-level commercial motor vehicle drivers, according to a notice published in the May 23 Federal Register.
Grain Valley, MO – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Associations has released a video demonstrating the dangers of speed limiters in large trucks, as part of a campaign opposing a proposed rule that would require installation of the devices on trucks, buses and multipurpose passenger vehicles weighing more than 26,000 pounds.
Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on March 23 withdrew a proposed rule that would have changed the safety fitness determination process for commercial motor vehicle carriers.
Arlington, VA – The American Trucking Associations is calling for the federal government to release guidelines and standards regarding the use of hair samples as a drug-testing method for commercial motor vehicle drivers.