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Driver Visual Awareness Slows During Conversations

Research from the University of Iowa finds that even a simple conversation creates an "attention disengagement" lag that affects a driver’s reaction time.

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FMCSA Finally Releases Entry-Level Driver Training Rule

A final rule on minimum entry-level CDL training requirements-- issued in December year-- has at last gone into effect, having been delayed several times due to having been placed under a “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” in January by the Trump administration.

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FMCSA to Hold Live ELD Q&A Sessions in July

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that in July, it will hold two live question-and-answer sessions about electronic logging devices.

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CarriersEdge Course Instructs Truck Drivers on Accident Reporting

CarriersEdge has announced a course on accident reporting to help truck drivers deal with an accident scene and handle the stressful situation.

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FMCSA Proposes Split Sleeper Berth Pilot Program

Hoping to develop “statistically reliable evidence” on whether split-sleeper-berth time affects driver safety performance and fatigue, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing a pilot program that would give a limited number of CDL holders temporary relief from the existing sleeper-berth regulation of the hours of service rule.

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CVSA 2017 International Roadcheck Kicks off this Week

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s three-day International Roadcheck inspection event kicks off this week, running from June 6-8 across the U.S. and Canada.

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FMCSA Yanks Minimum Insurance Rulemaking

More than three years after launching a rulemaking to increase minimum insurance requirements for trucking, the FMCSA is dropping the effort because it says it has not collected enough information to warrant going forward-- at least for now.

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Safety Companies Offer Advice Ahead of Roadcheck 2017

With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck around the corner, several trucking safety brands are offering free training and advice to help fleets prepare for inspections.

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DOT Formalizes Regulatory Reform Effort

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen will serve as DOT’s Regulatory Reform Officer and chairman of the department’s Regulatory Reform Task Force.

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ATA Reminds Drivers to Stay Safe for Memorial Day

American Trucking Associations and its Share the Road highway safety program are urging Memorial Day travelers to focus on safe driving habits throughout the holiday weekend.

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