Washington – Four out of five Americans oppose legislative efforts to increase the number of hours truckers can drive per week, according to the results of a poll released by Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and the Truck Safety Coalition.
Washington – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and a group of safety advocates have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Transportation regarding training standards for entry-level truck drivers.
Washington – Truck drivers who use laptops, tablets or smartphones to update their records of duty status no longer will have to print and sign paper copies of the documents, according to new regulatory guidance from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Arlington, VA – The American Trucking Associations has filed formal comments urging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to swiftly issue a mandate for commercial truck drivers to use electronic logging devices.
Arlington, VA – The American Trucking Associations has applied for a two-year exemption from certain hours-of-service requirements for truck drivers who travel to and from oil and natural gas well sites.
Arlington, VA – A group of organizations representing the truck and bus industries and law enforcement is petitioning the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to expand the scope of the agency’s proposal for establishing a national database of truck and bus drivers’ drug and alcohol test results.