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Exemptions, But Not Necessarily Jobs, For Vision-Impaired Drivers

The Federal Highway Administration will continue to exempt qualified truck drivers from vision rules, but the Supreme Court says that carriers don't have to hire those drivers. "We never said this was a guarantee of a job," says Sandra Zywokarte, Office of Motor Carrier Research and Standards

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House Still Working on Truck Safety Bill

A U.S. House of Representatives panel is considering several different truck safety proposals, including one that would create a separate administration for trucks and buses within the Department of Transportation

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DOT Drops Idea To Restrict Access To Carrier Data

The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics has withdrawn its proposal to restrict access to individual carrier data

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Feds Considering Graduated CDL

The Federal Highway Administration is planning a survey to determine how the trucking industry feels about allowing younger drivers to obtain commercial licenses

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DOT Enlists Industry for Strategic Planning Effort

A diverse mix of transportation interests met for two days last week at the federal Department of Transportation to begin hammering out DOT's strategic plan for improving truck and bus safety

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DOT Schedules National Safety Workshops

The Department of Transportation is inviting the transportation community in for discussions on truck and bus safety

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Parking Forum Struggles To Find Solutions

Nearly everyone in trucking agrees that in many parts of the country, finding a parking space to sleep at night is difficult, if not impossible, for long-haul truckers. But developing concrete solutions to the problem is a complex process, as attendees at the Federal Highway Administration's rest area forum in Atlanta have been finding out this week

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House Bill Would Stall OSHA's Ergonomics Rule

A U.S. House committee voted to apply to brakes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's proposed ergonomics rule

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House Passes Transport Funding Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that authorizes funds for highways and transportation next fiscal year -- but not including money for the federal truck safety agency

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Supreme Court Rules ADA Doesn't Apply To Driver Vision

The Supreme Court yesterday ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act does not protect people with poor eyesight or other conditions that can be corrected. The rulings bar discrimination lawsuits by a truck driver almost blind in one eye, a mechanic with high blood pressure and two nearsighted pilots

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