Greenbelt, MD — From June 4 to 6, inspectors across North America checked braking systems, lights, tires and other commercial motor vehicle equipment during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s CVSA’s 32nd International Roadcheck.
Herndon, VA — Making personal protective equipment more readily available to maritime workers may reduce their risk of on-the-job injuries, according to a recent study led by researchers in Singapore and Australia.
Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended by 14 days the comment period for a proposed rule the agency claims would add flexibility to hours-of-service regulations for commercial truck drivers, according to a notice published in the Sept. 19 Federal Register.
Washington — Commercial motor vehicle drivers are no longer officially required to take a weekly break of at least 34 consecutive hours, including two breaks between 1 and 5 a.m., to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hours-of-service regulations, under a new final rule.
Washington — The Federal Railroad Administration has extended until March 4 its stay on publishing a final rule requiring commuter and intercity passenger railroads to develop and implement system safety programs.
Springfield, IL — Legislation signed into law Aug. 9 by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) requires freight trains operating in the state to have at least two crew members, challenging the Federal Railroad Administration’s recent effort to prevent states from regulating train crew sizes.
Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee is slated to host a public meeting on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 to discuss automated driving systems for commercial motor vehicles.
New Haven, CT — National Transportation Safety Board member Jennifer Homendy, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and railroad safety advocates repeated their call for full implementation of Positive Train Control – emergency slowing and stopping systems designed to help prevent train crashes and derailments caused by human error.
Blacksburg, VA — Trucking companies that develop robust organizational safety cultures and implement at least one advanced technology can enhance their safety performance outcome, results of a recent study from the National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence indicate.