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Category Archives: Fatigue

What is Driver Fatigue?

Background: • Truck driver fatigue has been recognized as a major safety concern and a contributing factor to fatal truck crashes for over 70 years. • Studies sponsored by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reveal that 65% of …

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STATEMENT OF SAFETY ADVOCATES AND TRUCK CRASH VICTIMS’ FAMILIES CONDEMNING FMCSA PLAN TO WITHDRAW IMPORTANT RULE ON TRUCK DRIVER FATIGUE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 7, 2017 Truck Drivers Suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Fatigue are a Clear Threat to Themselves and Other Road Users Dropping Rules to Screen and Assist Drivers with OSA Puts Lives at Risk The Federal …

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Fatigue / Electronic Logging Devices

Fatigue: Truck driver fatigue has been recognized as a major safety concern and a contributing factor to fatal truck crashes for over 70 years. A study sponsored by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) found that 65% of truck …

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Safety Groups Respond to U.S. DOT IG Rubber Stamping Study on Truck Driver Hours of Service Safety Protections

Study Created with Pre-Determined Outcome of Failure WASHINGTON, D.C. –Late last week, the Office of the Inspector General (IG) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) sent a letter to Congress regarding a study of safety reforms to the …

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Kentucky Op-Ed: More dangerous highways? Give it (and drivers) a rest

As Thanksgiving travelers hit the highways for home, consider that the trucking industry is so desperate for drivers that it’s pushing to lower the minimum driving age from 21 to 18 and is aggressively recruiting retirees. The industry estimates that …

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Road safety advocates look to keep hours-of-service restart rule intact

Washington – At least one advocacy group and two truck safety advocates are calling for the federal government to maintain strict hours-of-service regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers as a way to combat fatigued driving. At press time, the outlook …

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Letter from NC Truck Safety Advocates to Secretary Foxx on Hours of Service

November 9, 2016 The Honorable Anthony Foxx Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC 20590 Dear Secretary Foxx: We appreciate your verbal commitment to improving safety of our roads and vehicles throughout your tenure as …

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Letter to Secretary Foxx from Rick Watts

The Honorable Anthony Foxx Secretary U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E. Washington, D.C. 20590   Dear Secretary Foxx: Today, I sat through the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) meeting as they determined the probable cause of and …

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Huffington Post: [Some in Congress] Want To Use Zika Funding Bill To Keep Truckers On The Road Longer

Add-on provision could let truckers work more than 80 hours a week. Michael McAuliff Senior Congressional Reporter, The Huffington Post WASHINGTON ― Want to keep the government open? Want to fund the Zika response? The trucking industry and Republican allies …

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Maine Voices: Sen. Collins needs to change her position on trucking safety rules

As summer winds down, it is time to reflect on the safety of our roads and the hundreds of loved ones across the country who were needlessly killed or injured in truck crashes over the past few months. Our sons …

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