Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration have extended to July 8 the deadline for comment on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking aimed at learning more about the effects of obstructive sleep apnea on transportation workers in safety-sensitive positions.
Washington – All passengers in large commercial trucks will be required to wear seat belts whenever the vehicles take part in interstate commerce, according to a final rule published June 7 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Arlington, VA – The majority of commercial motor vehicle drivers who participated in a study to screen for obstructive sleep apnea paid some or all of the costs involved with the screening, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute.
Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have released information about three public listening sessions intended to help the agencies learn more about obstructive sleep apnea among commercial motor vehicle drivers and rail workers.
Washington – A 34-hour restart provision that includes overnight rest breaks could once again be included in hours-of-service rules for commercial motor vehicle drivers, contingent on the results of a study being conducted by the Department of Transportation.
Washington – More research is needed to determine the link between driver fatigue and crashes involving large trucks and buses, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Washington – Commercial vehicle roadside safety inspections and traffic enforcement programs saved an estimated 472 lives in fiscal year 2012, according to findings released Feb. 29 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.