Fatigue

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April 27, 2016

FMCSA to Co-Host Listening Sessions on Sleep Apnea

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will co-host three listening sessions to solicit information on the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in the trucking industry.

March 30, 2016

Canadian Driver Repeatedly Ignores Out-Of-Service Orders

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has prohibited Ontario, Canada-licensed truck driver Inderjit Singh Gill from operating any commercial vehicle in the U.S. for falsifying records and repeatedly ignoring out-of-service violations.

March 22, 2016

Backing off Back Pain

Back pain is the bane of many whose jobs involve a lot of sitting at a desk or other work station. But that misery is compounded when the sitting is behind the wheel of a truck.

March 10, 2016

Eye-Opener Report: FMCSA Should Boost Driver-Fatigue Research

A new report prepared by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine advises the FMCSA to improve data and research methods “to support a more comprehensive understanding of the relationships between operator fatigue and highway safety and between fatigue and long-term health.”

February 10, 2016

NTSB: Trucker, Carrier, FMCSA at Fault in Fatal Truck Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board determined the probable cause of a fatal truck crash two year ago was a trucker's fatigue – but it said a carrier's failure to adhere to HOS rules and “inadequate safety oversight by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration" contributed as well.

January 22, 2016

How Not to Lose Sleep Over Apnea

Despite sleep apnea’s devastating impact on highway safety and personal well-being, truck drivers can be easily and affordably treated for this common medical condition.

December 29, 2015

Trucker Charged with Manslaughter in Tracy Morgan Accident Case

The truck driver who rear-ended comedian Tracy Morgan’s limousine, injuring him and killing another comedian, has been indicted for charges of manslaughter, vehicular homicide and aggravated assault.

November 8, 2015

Driver Awake Over 28 Hours in Tracy Morgan Accident

The Walmart truck driver involved in a fatal crash with a limousine carrying comedian Tracy Morgan was awake for more than 28 hours prior to the crash, according to an NTSB investigation.

November 4, 2015

HireRight Adds Sleep Apnea Study to Driver Screening

Employee screening provider HireRight has launched a new sleep apnea study service as part of its screening offering for the transportation industry.

October 14, 2015

Lytx ActiveVision Addresses Drowsy and Distracted Drivers

Lytx says its new driver safety solution ActiveVision is designed to help detect, analyze and address distracted and drowsy driving.

October 1, 2015

FMCSA Ends Restart Study Data Collection

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has concluded data collection for the congressionally-mandated study on the effects of hours-of-service restart regulations.

July 30, 2015

FMCSA Supports GAO Recommendations for HOS

FMCSA has voiced its support of a U.S. Government Accountability Office report that examined the hours-of-service changes that were implemented in 2013.

July 24, 2015

OSHA Fines Trucking Firm over Driver Suspension

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Oak Harbor Freight Lines $20,000 for retaliating against truck drivers who refuse to drive when sick or fatigued.

May 28, 2015

Tracy Morgan and Walmart Settle Accident Lawsuit

Walmart and Tracy Morgan have announced a settlement agreement in a lawsuit against Walmart for an accident last year involving a Walmart Truck and Morgan’s limousine.

May 26, 2015

FedEx-Bus Crash Investigation Cites Fatigue as Possible Cause

The California Highway Patrol completed its investigation into a deadly collision between a FedEx vehicle and a tour bus, concluding that driver error – not environmental factors – caused the crash.

April 30, 2015

Seeing Machines Launches Vision-Based Accident Avoidance

Seeing Machines has announced the U.S. launch of Seeing Machines Fleet, an accident-avoidance solution that helps truck drivers and fleet operators better manage fatigue and distraction events in real time

April 27, 2015

Revisiting the North American Fatigue Management Program

There’s no getting around it — people get tired. But when they’re driving a truck loaded with thousands of pounds of freight, the risks associated with fatigue increase exponentially.

December 12, 2014

Commentary: How the Public Feels About Driver Fatigue

The debate over driver fatigue and hours of service regulations may be decided by the public. But how questions are asked and facts are presented can sway opinion in opposite directions.

December 8, 2014

Alertness Detection System Monitors Tired Drivers

The InterCore Driver Alertness Detection System is a cloud based service that monitors driver alertness in real time using a camera linked to a smartphone.

November 20, 2014

Obama to Nominate NTSB Fatigue Expert to Head NHTSA

President Obama intends to nominate Mark Rosekind of the National Transportation Safety Board -- a noted fatigue scientist who has studied truck driver hours of service rules -- to the top job at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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