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Initiative to Develop 'Direct Vision' Ratings for Large-Vehicle Blindspots

Initiative to Develop 'Direct Vision' Ratings for Large-Vehicle Blindspots

Currently, few commercial trucks available in the U.S. provide direct vision, the organization said, “despite estimates that one-quarter of the more than 500 pedestrian and bicyclist deaths each year that involve large trucks traveling at low speeds could be prevented by direct-vision cabs.”

June 13, 2022

Senators to Hutcheson: What's FMCSA Doing About Driver Shortage?

Senators to Hutcheson: What's FMCSA Doing About Driver Shortage?

The new younger-driver pilot program and other steps to address the truck driver shortage were a key topic during Robin Hutcheson’s confirmation hearing on her nomination to be administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

June 8, 2022

Speed Limiter Proposal: More Time to Comment
Norman Mineta, Former Transportation Secretary and Infrastructure Champion, Dies
Mandatory Speed Limiters Under Consideration Once Again
DOT Proposes Oral-Fluid Testing for Drugs

DOT Proposes Oral-Fluid Testing for Drugs

The Department of Transportation is proposing oral fluid testing as an alternative to urine testing for the DOT-regulated drug and alcohol testing program.

February 28, 2022

ATA, OOIDA Urge DOT to Address Truck Parking Shortage
DOT Safety Strategy Envisions Zero Highway Fatalities
New Alternative Vision Standard for Commercial Drivers

New Alternative Vision Standard for Commercial Drivers

After years of issuing exemptions on an individual basis for commercial drivers with poor or no vision in one eye, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has adopted a new program for such drivers to become qualified.

January 21, 2022

New Chief Named for FMCSA

New Chief Named for FMCSA

The U.S. Department of Transportation has named a new deputy administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to replace the departing Meera Joshi.

January 19, 2022

Supreme Court Stays OSHA Vaccine-or-Test Mandate

Supreme Court Stays OSHA Vaccine-or-Test Mandate

The Supreme Court on Jan. 13 halted enforcement of a controversial emergency rule that would have required business with more than 100 employees to require workers to have COVID-19 vaccines or else undergo weekly testing.

January 13, 2022

OSHA: Some Truck Drivers Exempt from COVID-19 Vaccine-or-Test Mandate
Study Suggests Cocaine Use More Prevalent than Marijuana Among Truck Drivers
Supreme Court to Hear Vaccine Mandate Challenge This Week

Supreme Court to Hear Vaccine Mandate Challenge This Week

The U.S. Supreme Court is returning to the bench early to hear a challenge to the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine/testing requirements for larger employers. The trucking industry is among those groups watching the situation closely.

January 3, 2022

110-Year Trucker Sentence Cut to 10 by Governor
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