Washington – Required rest breaks between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., as well as a once-per-week limit on 34-hour breaks, do nothing to enhance commercial motor vehicle driver safety, according to a letter from the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General.
Salt Lake City – Commercial truck drivers who have at least three health issues have as much as quadruple the crash risk of healthier drivers, according to a study from the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Washington – Entry-level commercial truck and bus drivers seeking a commercial driver’s license or select endorsements will soon face national minimum training requirements under a final rule announced Dec. 7 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Chicago – A federal mandate requiring commercial motor vehicle drivers to use electronic logging devices in place of paper logs remains on track to go into effect after an appeals court denied an attempt to block the rulemaking.
Washington – The number of deadly crashes involving large trucks and buses has fallen even as the number of vehicle miles traveled increased, according to a report released April 15 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Morris, MN – Commercial truck drivers with obstructive sleep apnea who do not follow prescribed treatment have a crash rate 5 times higher than truckers without the condition, according to a study from the University of Minnesota, Morris.
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.