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  1. SwampRatt

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    FMCSA safety chief says agency unsure of how to handle crash accountability

    http://fleetowner.com/regulations/f...agency-unsure-how-handle-crash-accountability

    "CINCINNATI. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) chief safety officer acknowledged that there is some data to indicate that using previous crashes as an indicator of future crashes is not necessarily statistically true, but “we don’t know how to manage this. That’s what we’re looking at.”"

    Article actually covers several interesting issues coming down the pike. For example:

    Electronic logs
    Carrier Safety Fitness Standards
    Medical card integration
    Beyond compliance
    and more...


    Worth reading...

    http://fleetowner.com/regulations/f...agency-unsure-how-handle-crash-accountability
     
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    was told we would loose customers and money if we was paid like ups
     
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    I guess that is why Fed Ex is the number 2 package carrier, care to guess who is number1?
     
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    cant be possible was told cant pay top dollar and be on top( sarcasm)and they have better bennie and retirement they must be lieing
     
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    NTSB Recommends Video Recorders on Heavy Trucks and Buses

    http://www.ttnews.com/articles/base...utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=newsletter

    "NTSB recommended that ATA encourage its members to ensure that any onboard video system in their vehicles provides visibility of the driver and of each occupant seating location, visibility forward of the vehicle, optimized frame rate and low-light recording capability."
     
  13. The Point

    The Point You get it or not!

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    If the engine is running then I think there should be no problem. If you are parked with the truck off then it should be off.
     
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    Agree, 100%, And I suspect it's coming. Just a matter of which type of system will used. Will it be "event" triggered, or a constant loop? Possibly both, a constant loop (24 hour, 40 hour?) with event triggered save feature...
     
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    Trucking takes FMCSA complaints to Congress

    http://news.trucker.com/regulations/trucking-takes-fmcsa-complaints-congress?page=1

    "Schnautz criticized the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program for “inaccurately painting safe, small carriers as unsafe,” which costs them business and exposes them to heightened enforcement scrutiny—while larger, “truly unsafe” carriers are ignored.

    Additionally, he explained, the focus on compliance means that carriers must spend valuable time training drivers “on the completion of a form” rather than on safe driving techniques."
     
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    ATA requests 30-minute break exemption on certain hazardous materials loads

    http://www.ccjdigital.com/ata-reque...mption-on-certain-hazardous-materials-loads/#

    "ATA is requesting the exemption on behalf of all motor carriers that transport hazardous materials that require security plans per regulations set by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, another subagency of the DOT. These plans normally require a driver to “attend” such cargo while the vehicle is stopped, which would be an on-duty activity"
     
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    Proposed Rule Would Simplify Insulin Exemption for Drivers

    ww.truckinginfo.com/channel/drivers/news/story/2015/05/proposed-rule-would-simplify-insulin-exemption-for-drivers.aspx

    "The agency added that its own evidence reports as well as ADA studies and other data “indicate that drivers with ITDM are as safe as other drivers when their condition is well-controlled.”"
     
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    Transportaion Department: Bill Would Allow Longer Truck Trailers
    Industry watchdogs say the price of the approved plan will be more road carnage


    Talk about a one sided article, with an agenda. One that doesn't let the facts get in the way.

    "The longer trucks will be harder for drivers to handle and harder to stop, said Jackie Gillan, president of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety"

    Harder to stop? Really?

    Try to be just a little bit critical, in your thinking, if you read it.

    http://www.theledger.com/article/20150505/NEWS/150509700/1346/SPORTS05?p=1&tc=pg&tc=ar
     
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    "The trucking industry brought in $700.4 billion in revenue in 2014, according to a report released this week by the American Trucking Associations. That’s the highest total revenue in history for the industry and the first time surpassing the $700 billion mark, ATA says."

    http://www.ccjdigital.com/trucking-...n-in-2014-ata-report-shows-with-infographics/
     
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