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.
Arlington, VA – Fatalities involving trucks continue to decline in the United States despite a sharp increase in the number of miles traveled by commercial motor vehicles, according to an analysis from the American Trucking Associations.
Salt Lake City – Truck drivers who are often tired after work, use cell phones when driving, or have a high pulse pressure may be at a greater risk for crashes, according to a study from the University of Utah School of Medicine.