Truck Driver Sleep Apnea Debate Receives Shot Of Espresso

February 13th, 2012 | Truck accident

Improving Driver Fitness and preventing Fatigued Driving continue to be priorities for safety advocates.  Now that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has made recent changes to its Hours of Service (HOS) rules, regulators are shifting their attention to truck driver sleep apnea.  While the FMCSA does not currently have sleep apnea regulations, the… Read More

Fatigued Driving Issue Is Wide Awake – Debating The New Truck Driver Hours-of-Service Rule

January 20th, 2012 | Truck accident

Just as debate heats up on the complicated New Hours-of-Service (HOS) Rule, a truck driver who fell asleep at the wheel is imprisoned five (5) years for causing a fatal crash on the Ohio Turnpike.  Preventing fatigued driving continues to be a priority for both the truck industry and regulatory safety advocates.  But solving the… Read More

Fatigued Driving – New Rule Reducing Truck Driver Hours-of-Service (HOS) Requirements

December 30th, 2011 | Truck accident

Large truck fatalities were up six (6) percent nationally according to data released by the United States Department of Transportation.  Just prior to the Holiday Season, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a new Final Rule reducing weekly Hours of Service (HOS) requirements.   According to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the purpose of the… Read More

Big Truck Crash Deaths Up Six (6) Percent

December 26th, 2011 | Truck accident

The United States Department of Transportation released the Fatality Analysis Report System (FARS) data for 2010.  FARS is the census data representing fatalities on our nation’s roadways.  The largest categorical increase in roadway deaths was the 6 percent increase for fatalities caused by large trucks. While large truck fatalities were up, the overall number of… Read More