This pdf document outlines previous and potential traffic safety measures on the Federal level in the following areas. Encouraging Safer Driving Behavior Vehicle Safety Improvements Roadway Safety Improvements Commercial Transportation Safety Options for Congress State of Traffic Safety in America Driving is one of the riskiest activities the average American engages in. Deaths and serious […]
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) officials have withdrawn a slate of proposed “enhancements” to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program’s Safety Management System to make way for a small-scale test in September of a new statistical data model intended to better identify high-risk carriers. Those proposed enhancements eliminated by the agency included: Changing some of […]
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that safety belt usage by commercial truck and bus drivers rose to a new record level of 86 percent in 2016, compared to just 65 percent usage in 2007, according to the results of a national survey. “Buckling up your safety belt, […]
How familiar are you with Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) HOS Rules and Regulations? The Hours of Service regulations address the number of hours that a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver may be on the road and the number of hours a CMV driver may be on duty before a required period of rest. […]
There are several simple actions passenger vehicle drivers should take while sharing the road with large trucks and buses: Stay out of the “No Zones” or blind spots at the front, back and sides of the vehicle Make sure they can see the driver in the mirror before safely passing Don’t cut in close while […]
FMCSA has published another Safety Program Effectiveness report for the Carrier Intervention Effectiveness Model (CIEM) during the 2012 Fiscal Year.
FMCSA amends the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to establish requirements for the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse), a database under the Agency’s administration that will contain information about violations of FMCSA’s drug and alcohol testing program for the holders of commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs).
In July 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) chose to delay nationwide implementation of two of the eight interventions that FMCSA uses to address motor carrier safety concerns under its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program. This delay is linked to continuing delays in developing software needed to support the two interventions, offsite investigations […]
Using Driver Simulators to Measure the Impact of Distracted Driving on Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators
This reports describes research completed to study driver distraction among CMV operators. The team chose two common handheld devises that are major issues for today’s CMV operators: Mp3 players and cell phones. All 25 drivers who voluntarily participated in this study were professionals from commercial and independent companies who had at least 5 years of […]
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is investigating whether truck drivers are being pressured to get behind the wheel and drive long hours even when they’re tired. This comes in response to an FMCSA rule proposed in March that would require truckers to record their hours electronically. The agency is looking into whether trucking […]