Washington – Rest breaks used to “restart” truck drivers’ duty cycles are more effective at reducing fatigue when they include two periods of nighttime sleep, according to a study released Jan. 30 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Arlington, VA – Commercial drivers still lack a solid understanding of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, according to a new report from the American Transportation Research Institute.
Washington – Long-haul truck drivers are twice as likely to be obese – and more likely to have other risk factors for chronic disease – as the entire U.S. adult working population, according to recent NIOSH study.
Olympia, WA – Truck driving and protective services are the occupations with the highest percentage of obese workers in Washington state, according to a new study from the state’s Department of Labor and Industries.
Arlington, VA – Two trucker associations have jointly proposed a pilot program to evaluate the fatigue and safety impacts of allowing truckers to split a single 10-hour off-duty sleep period into multiple segments.
Bloomsburg, PA – Adding an obstructive sleep apnea screening to commercial driver medical examinations is effective at identifying OSA risk among truck and bus drivers, concludes a recent study from Bloomsburg University.
Arlington, VA – New federal rules on commercial truck driver hours of service have actually increased driver fatigue, according to two-thirds of drivers recently surveyed by the American Transportation Research Institute.
Washington – Speeding remains the largest contributing factor in fatal crashes involving drivers of large trucks, according to a new report of 2011 data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Washington – Eliminating a “burdensome” paperwork requirement for truck inspections will save the trucking industry $1.7 billion annually, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said in a notice of proposed rulemaking announced Aug. 1.