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Trucking still needs clarity regarding sleep apnea – American Trucker

Trucking still needs clarity regarding sleep apneaAmerican TruckerDespite pulling the sleep apnea rule, certified medical examiners can and will still determine if a person in a safety-sensitive role like a truck driver or locomotive operator is at risk for this medical condition. … In this guest column, he argues … Read More… Trucking still needs […]

Magellan Self-Certifies its ELD Solution – Heavy Duty Trucking

Magellan Self-Certifies its ELD SolutionHeavy Duty Trucking“We put our HOS solution through rigorous testing as outlined in the FMCSA’s ELD Final Rule, and are happy to announce the Magellan HOS solution has been found compliant and registered on the FMCSA website,” said Mark Perini, vice president of fleet …and more » Read More… Magellan Self-Certifies its […]

Sleep Apnea Rule For Truckers and Train Engineers Withdrawn – The National Law Review

Sleep Apnea Rule For Truckers and Train Engineers WithdrawnThe National Law ReviewIn addition, FMCSA will continue to recommend that truck drivers and their employers use the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP). The NAFMP is a voluntary, interactive, web-based educational and training program that provides …and more » Read More… Sleep Apnea Rule For Truckers and Train […]

New ELD Vendors Flood Market as Mandate Nears – Transport Topics Online

Transport Topics OnlineNew ELD Vendors Flood Market as Mandate NearsTransport Topics OnlineFleets and owner-operators are encouraged to do their homework as they consider potential ELD products for their trucks. “I think the FMCSA needs to set a higher bar for approved ELD vendors,” said Shoaib Makani, co-founder and CEO of KeepTruckin.and more » Read More… New […]

Feds declare trucker a 'public safety hazard' and order him off the … – Washington Post

Washington PostFeds declare trucker a ‘public safety hazard’ and order him off the …Washington PostThe trucker charged with reckless driving in a June crash that killed a Fairfax County football coach has been ordered off the road, after investigators found that …and more » Read More… Feds declare trucker a ‘public safety hazard’ and order him off […]

Oregon DOT to limit oversized loads for August 21 eclipse; 4-wheelers may be more distracted – The Trucker

The TruckerOregon DOT to limit oversized loads for August 21 eclipse; 4-wheelers may be more distractedThe TruckerThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is warning all motorists, including truck drivers, to be aware when driving through the 14 states where the total eclipse of the sun Monday, August 21, will darken the country in the middle […]

Potential for more Trucking Accidents in California if New Federal Law Passes – The National Law Review

Potential for more Trucking Accidents in California if New Federal Law PassesThe National Law ReviewNationally, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that 87,000 injury crashes happened in 2015, and 4,311 trucks and buses were involved in fatal accidents. The FMCSA reports that 55 fatal truck accidents in 2015 were caused by drowsy … Read […]

FMCSA warns of driver distraction during solar eclipse – Truck News

FMCSA warns of driver distraction during solar eclipseTruck NewsWASHINGTON, D.C. – The solar eclipse coming Aug. 21 will potentially produce one of the greatest distractions for drivers in years, the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is warning. “On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar … Read More… FMCSA warns of driver distraction […]

US Truckers Must be Ready for Electronic Data Logging in Cabs by December – The Handy Shipping Guide

The Handy Shipping GuideUS Truckers Must be Ready for Electronic Data Logging in Cabs by DecemberThe Handy Shipping GuideNow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, as part of MAP-21, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act signed off by President Obama in 2015, will eliminate these […]

Answering ELD questions: Texas-enforcement panel at GATS – Overdrive Magazine

Overdrive MagazineAnswering ELD questions: Texas-enforcement panel at GATSOverdrive MagazineOne week hence, at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, I’ll be moderating a discussion with two Texas Department of Public Safety truck-enforcement-unit officials. They’re Sergeant Dana Moore, who’s based in Austin headquarters doing a lot of … Read More… Answering ELD questions: Texas-enforcement panel at GATS […]

FMCSA puts driver OOS after he causes death, injuries — operating 103 hours in 8 days, 1 rest period – The Trucker

The TruckerFMCSA puts driver OOS after he causes death, injuries — operating 103 hours in 8 days, 1 rest periodThe TruckerWASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Virginia-licensed truck driver Carlos Alberto Garcia to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle […]

FMCSA offers further ELD details – Fleet Owner

FMCSA offers further ELD detailsFleet OwnerELD exemptions: drivers holding a commercial driver’s license (CDL) remaining with a 100 mile air-radius of their home base, and non-CDL freight drivers remaining within a 150 mile air-radius of their home base may still use timecards. Outside of those … Read More… FMCSA offers further ELD details – Fleet Owner

FMCSA shuts down Virginia-based trucker after fatal wreck, hours violations – Commercial Carrier Journal

Commercial Carrier JournalFMCSA shuts down Virginia-based trucker after fatal wreck, hours violationsCommercial Carrier JournalA Virginia-licensed truck driver has been effectively shut down by the U.S. DOT after being involved in a fatal accident in June while allegedly being in “egregious violation” of hours-of-service regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety … Read More… FMCSA shuts down […]

Fleetmatics Helps Customers Meet Driver Compliance Requirements Ahead Of The Electronic Logging Device (ELD … – Field Technologies Online (press release)

Fleetmatics Helps Customers Meet Driver Compliance Requirements Ahead Of The Electronic Logging Device (ELD …Field Technologies Online (press release)Customers such as R&M Trucking and United Global Logistics (UGL) rely on software from Fleetmatics, a Verizon Company to keep their drivers compliant with the impending Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Electronic Logging Device … Read […]

Top Dem in Senate urges FMCSA to 'reverse course' on sleep apnea rule – Overdrive Magazine

Overdrive MagazineTop Dem in Senate urges FMCSA to ‘reverse course’ on sleep apnea ruleOverdrive MagazineThe Senate’s top Democrat, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, has asked the U.S. DOT to “immediately reverse course” on its recent decision to withdraw a rule that would have set sleep apnea screening criteria for truck operators. In a statement issued … […]

Fleetmatics Helps Customers Meet Driver Compliance Requirements Ahead of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD … – Markets Insider

Fleetmatics Helps Customers Meet Driver Compliance Requirements Ahead of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD …Markets Insider15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Customers such as R&M Trucking and United Global Logistics (UGL) rely on software from Fleetmatics, a Verizon Company to keep their drivers compliant with the impending Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA …and more » Read More… […]

Final Week of Michigan's Enforcement Operation on Truckers – Go By Truck News

Final Week of Michigan’s Enforcement Operation on TruckersGo By Truck NewsStudies reveal that about 80 percent of crashes involving commercial vehicles were the fault of the other vehicle’s driver. According to the FMCSA’s Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts for 2015, two-thirds of all fatal truck crashes reported no driver … Read More… Final Week […]

Truck Drivers List Top 10 Peeves in the Industry – Trucks.com

Truck Drivers List Top 10 Peeves in the IndustryTrucks.comThe FMCSA enacted the rule in 2013. “We should be able to take a … industry among large carriers. To fill the seats, some mega-carriers are churning out new drivers, providing training to obtain a commercial driver’s license, or CDL, in just a few weeks. Read More… […]

New DOT CDL Physical Exam Location Hollywood Florida County Broward Light Chiropractic Care Dr Fritz Philippe DC $65

New DOT CDL Physical Exam Location – Hollywood, Florida – County: Broward – Light Chiropractic Care – Dr. Fritz Philippe D.C – $65.00 http://fastertruck.com/a/dot-cdl-physical-exam-locations-forms-florida/ Read More… New DOT CDL Physical Exam Location Hollywood Florida County Broward Light Chiropractic Care Dr Fritz Philippe DC

PeopleNet certifies ELD with FMCSA – Commercial Carrier Journal

Commercial Carrier JournalPeopleNet certifies ELD with FMCSACommercial Carrier JournalPeopleNet in cab of a truck PeopleNet, a Trimble Company providing fleet mobility technology, announced that it has self-certified and registered its eDriver Logs elelctronic logging device solution as compliant with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety …and more » Read More… PeopleNet certifies ELD with FMCSA – Commercial Carrier […]

Top Senate Democrat calls on FMCSA to resume sleep apnea rulemaking – Commercial Carrier Journal

Commercial Carrier JournalTop Senate Democrat calls on FMCSA to resume sleep apnea rulemakingCommercial Carrier JournalThe Senate’s top Democrat, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, has asked the U.S. DOT to “immediately reverse course” on its recent decision to withdraw a rule that would have set sleep apnea screening criteria for truck operators. In a statement issued …US […]

US regulators drop sleep apnea testing plan for truckers, train engineers – American Shipper (subscription)

US regulators drop sleep apnea testing plan for truckers, train engineersAmerican Shipper (subscription)The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) have withdrawn a March 10, 2016 advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) that would have mandated testing commercial truck drivers and train …and more » Read More… US regulators drop sleep apnea […]

Telogis registers its ELD solution with FMCSA – Fleet Equipment Magazine

Fleet Equipment MagazineTelogis registers its ELD solution with FMCSAFleet Equipment MagazineTelogis announced that it has earned a place on the list of registered providers of Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solutions by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Installation of an ELD has been mandated by the FMCSA to digitally … Read More… Telogis registers its […]

FMCSA Approves Samsara Electronic Logging Device Solution – Field Technologies Online (press release)

Field Technologies Online (press release)FMCSA Approves Samsara Electronic Logging Device SolutionField Technologies Online (press release)Samsara, the leader in Internet connected sensor systems for fleets, recently announced official certification of its fleet management solution on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) ELD registry (https://csa.fmcsa.dot.gov/ELD … Read More… FMCSA Approves Samsara Electronic Logging Device Solution – […]

Telogis WorkPlan App Upgrades Enable Commercial Drivers to Stay Focused on the Job, Not on Paperwork – Broadway World

Broadway WorldTelogis WorkPlan App Upgrades Enable Commercial Drivers to Stay Focused on the Job, Not on PaperworkBroadway WorldThrough WorkPlan’s HOS module, drivers are now capable of selecting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) 150-air-mile non-CDL short-haul exemption upon login, which automatically switches a driver from exempt to active status if …and more » Read More… Telogis […]

Lenexa trucking company in fiery I-435 crash has dozens of violations, feds say – KSHB

KSHBLenexa trucking company in fiery I-435 crash has dozens of violations, feds sayKSHBAlpha Transport’s rate for having trucks pulled is double the national average, according to the FMCSA. The federal agency told us trucks and drivers are only placed out of service if they pose an “imminent threat” on the road. After one call to […]

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