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Driver Fatigue

March 2018, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dealing with Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Trucking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association suspects that about 28% of the commercial driver population may be suffering from some degree of obstructive sleep apnea. Photo: Safety First Sleep Solutions

By Jim Park

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association suspects that about 28% of the commercial driver population may be suffering from some degree of obstructive sleep apnea.

Tags: Drowsy Driving, Driver Fatigue, Sleep Apnea, Driver Health

March 2018, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Where Did the Hours of Service Rules Come From, Anyway?

HOS rules were created in 1930 and would remain fundamentally unchanged until 1995, when Congress directed the DOT to establish a new set rules incorporating the latest scientific understanding of human fatigue and alertness.

By Jim Park

How the hours of service rules for truck drivers ever became a safety regulation is a question that has vexed many in the industry.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Hours of Service, Driver Fatigue, ELDs

March 2018, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

How to Prevent Truck Driver Fatigue

While fleets and truck drivers try to stay compliant are they actually doing anything to address driver fatigue? Photo: iStockphoto.com/shotbydave

By Jim Park

Don’t focus so much on hours of service compliance and electronic logging devices that you fail to address the underlying causes of truck driver fatigue.

Tags: Driver Safety, Hours of Service, Drowsy Driving, Driver Fatigue

February 2018, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Electronic Log Data May Help Drive Hours-of-Service Reform

ELD data is highlighting "problems with the 14-hour clock and its inability to stop when taking a break and the ongoing detention problem," says TCA's David Heller.

By David Cullen

For truckers, it’s the Holy Grail of regulatory reform. Who would not want to see the Hours of Service rules more closely reflect the real world of driving trucks?

Tags: Hours of Service, Driver Fatigue, Sleep Apnea, ELD Mandate, Split Sleeper Berth

August 2017, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Scuttling of Sleep Apnea Screening Proposal Draws Heated Reactions

News reports on the Trump adminstration's move to halt a sleep apnea rule for truck drivers were mostly negative in their coverage. Photo: Volvo Group

By Jack Roberts

The Trump administration's move to halt progress on a proposal that would have required sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers was met with largely negative reactions in press reports from around the country and the world.

Tags: Sleep Apnea, NTSB, Driver Safety, Donald Trump, Drivers, Fatigue, In the Media, Driver Fatigue, Safety

August 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Commentary: Don't Blame the Driver, Blame the Watermelon

Rolf Lockwood

By Rolf Lockwood

In an era when the customer is king, the solitary truck driver is always the one at the end of the line.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Fatigue

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