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 – 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 – 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.
Washington – A federal safety management system that includes data on all crashes involving commercial motor vehicles – not only incidents in which truckers were at fault – is unfair and should be changed, critics say.
Washington – The Federal Highway Administration should launch a study of state laws to determine the best methods for regulating oversize and overweight vehicles, according to a report released Feb. 26 by the Government Accountability Office.