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“It seems like you’ve been moving forward rather vigorously in the past several weeks. Why are you moving forward when we’ve already given you so much to do in the bipartisan FAST Act?” —Sen. Deb Fischer
Along with the Safety Fitness Determination Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) due this week, a number of other trucking regulations are on the calendar for the next month or so including: Sleep Apnea (Jan. 29); Entry-Level...
“Let’s face it – the [truck] driver is really where the rubber meets the road in terms of safety, and they are the ones doing the right things such as driving defensively, to bring those numbers down. They need to get most of the...
Key points for the new system:
incorporates roadside inspection data, BASICs
thresholds are absolute, and carriers will not be ranked against each other
will only identify "unfit carriers"
to be updated monthly
All Jerry Matson needed was a spot in the vast parking lot of Oakland’s O.co Coliseum, where he would wait for the consignee to accept a generator he was delivering to power the television broadcast of an upcoming football game.
But he was a...
Law enforcement found that motorists speeded significantly more than commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers in 2015, with warnings or citations for speeding issued to them 27.3% of the time versus 9.3% for CMV drivers.