Austin, TX — A perceived growing shortage of commercial motor vehicle drivers and potential changes to hours-of-service rules are the top issues affecting the trucking industry, according to an annual survey conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute.
Grain Valley, MO — The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has sent a petition to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration seeking to alter current hours-of-service regulations, the association announced Feb. 14.
Washington – New grants from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are intended to increase commercial motor vehicle driver’s license standards and compliance, veterans’ operator training, and motor vehicle safety enhancements.
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.
Washington – Video event recorders, lane departure warning systems, collision mitigation systems, transponders and other safety devices may now be mounted on the inside windshield of commercial motor vehicles, according to a final rule published Sept. 23 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Greenbelt, MD – Brake violations caused about 760 commercial trucks to be removed from service as part of an unannounced single-day inspection initiative in May across the United States and Canada, the Commercial Vehicle and Safety Alliance announced July 26.