Washington – A 34-hour restart provision that includes overnight rest breaks could once again be included in hours-of-service rules for commercial motor vehicle drivers, contingent on the results of a study being conducted by the Department of Transportation.
Washington – Citing “an epidemic of workplace violence” against bus drivers and other transit operators, a group of organizations is calling on the Federal Transit Administration to issue a final rule that would strengthen protections against physical assaults and other attacks within the industry.
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.
Loughborough, England – Bus drivers sit for prolonged periods of time both on and off the job, placing them at higher risk of developing heart disease and other serious health problems, according to a recent study from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom.
Washington – Transportation officials want to hear from stakeholders about the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea among rail workers and commercial motor vehicle drivers, as well as the best methods to diagnose and treat the disorder.
Washington – Commercial vehicle roadside safety inspections and traffic enforcement programs saved an estimated 472 lives in fiscal year 2012, according to findings released Feb. 29 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
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.