Arlington, VA – The American Trucking Associations is calling for the federal government to release guidelines and standards regarding the use of hair samples as a drug-testing method for commercial motor vehicle drivers.
Washington – Reports of potential drone sightings near air traffic facilities climbed 46 percent from February 2016 through September 2016 compared to the same period the previous year, according to a recent report from the Federal Aviation Administration.
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 – A vast majority of transit agencies track contributing factors of bus incidents and assign incident review boards to determine incident preventability, according to a report published online Feb. 13 by the National Academy of Sciences.
Washington – The Federal Railroad Administration has issued a stay of requirements until March 21 for its final rule mandating commuter and intercity passenger railroads create and implement a system safety program.
Washington – The Department of Labor has renewed the charter of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, which advises the secretary of labor on safety in the maritime industry.