Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is extending the comment period to May 21 for a proposal that would establish a national database of commercial truck and bus drivers’ drug and alcohol testing results.
Grain Valley, MO – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is petitioning to extend a May 21 deadline by which truck and bus drivers must use only pre-approved providers for their medical certification exams.
Arlington, VA – The American Transportation Research Institute is inviting truck drivers to participate in two new surveys on how hours-of-service regulations and downtime caused by shippers and receivers have affected their operations.
Washington – Members of the House have requested that the Government Accountability Office evaluate two studies that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has used to justify changes to trucker hours-of-service regulations.
Grain Valley, MO – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is encouraging truckers to comment on – and address safety issues related to – a recent proposal that would require truck and bus drivers to use electronic logging devices to track their compliance with hours-of-service regulations.
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.