Greenbelt, MD — An unannounced inspection blitz of commercial motor vehicles resulted in 14 percent being placed out of service for brake-related violations, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance recently announced.
Washington – The comment period has closed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed changes to regulations regarding commercial motor vehicle drivers who have insulin-dependent diabetes.
Washington – The House has rejected the latest attempt to delay by two years the implementation of a federal mandate requiring commercial motor vehicle drivers to use electronic logging devices in place of paper logs to track hours of service.
Greenbelt, MD – From June 6 to 8, inspectors across North America checked braking systems, lights, tires and other equipment on commercial motor vehicles as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 30th International Roadcheck, an annual 72-hour enforcement and safety outreach event.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Safety Measurement System is “sound,” but the agency should consider a “more statistically principled approach” for evaluating the safety of commercial motor vehicle carriers, the National Academies of Sciences concluded after an 18-month review of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.
Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released its annual "Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics," a resource aimed at bolstering the agency’s goal of preventing commercial motor vehicle-related deaths and injuries.
Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – together with the American Trucking Associations, the American Bus Association and AAA – has launched Our Roads, Our Safety, a campaign designed to remind motorists to drive safely when sharing the road with commercial motor vehicles.
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.