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Revised Hours of Service Regulations for Truck Drivers to Prevent Crashes Resulting From Driver Fatigue – Guest Blog from Nelson Tyrone

Posted in Hours of Service
I have been talking to some of the finest trial lawyers across the United States with about how they handle trucking cases and issues in the trucking industry. I have asked a number of them provide blog posts and will add guest blogs from them as I receive them.   Nelson Tyrone is a tractor trailer accident… Continue Reading

SLEEP APNEA HUGE – AND IGNORED – PROBLEM IN TRUCKING INDUSTRY

Posted in Hours of Service, Sleep Apnea
I have been fortunate to work with many great lawyers around the country on Truck Accident, Spinal Cord and Brain Injury cases. One such lawyer is Pete Everett of Fairfax, Virginia. Pete Everett, a great trucking lawyer who has a breathtaking knowledge of traumatic brain injuries, sent me the following information on a new sleep apnea study in the Australian trucking industry. … Continue Reading

NEW HOURS OF SERVICE REGULATIONS

Posted in Hours of Service
I thought the new Hours of Service (HOS) Regulations made sense, and that there wouldn’t be much controversy about the new regulations. After all, the new regulation just put back into place the old rule. The old rule required drivers of 80,000 pound tractor trailers to stop after driving 10 hours.  The law was changed under President Bush… Continue Reading

Morgan Adams Quoted In Chattanooga Times Free Press on Trucking Safety

Posted in Hours of Service, Safety
Bill ignites war of words over trucking safety   by Ellis Smith Ringgold, Ga., widow Cindy Whitaker lost her husband, brother and niece in 2009 when a bucket truck hit their vehicle head-on. Now she’s pushing for tighter federal regulations for truckers, even as the trucking industry points to federal statistics indicating that America’s roads… Continue Reading

EOBR’s MANDATED BY FMCSA FOR FLEET VIOLATING HOS REGULATIONS

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FMCSA ordered JBS Carriers Inc., of Greeley, Colo., to install Electric On Board Recorders (EOBR’s) after the agency’s western service center found the company “in serious violation of federal HOS rules and commercial driver’s license requirements,” FMCSA said in a statement. The ruling applies to all 700 trucks in the JBS fleet. The order announced November… Continue Reading

ROADCHECK SHOWS TRUCK DRIVERS STILL FAKING LOG BOOKS

Posted in Hours of Service, Sleep Apnea
One of the startling numbers that have been released from the 2010 Roadcheck was that violations for false logs were up over 18% from 2009. I have previously blogged about the problems with false logs and how tired truckers are dangerous truckers who are 2.5 times more likely to be in a wreck. While electric on-board recorders (EOBR’s) are a long way… Continue Reading

FINAL RULE ON EOBR’s ISSUED BY FMCSA

Posted in Hours of Service
The FMCSA just issued its final rule on Electric On Board Recorders (EOBR’s) which replace paper driver logs. Paper logs are often called comic books in the industry because the contents are so funny, because they are so false. A switch to EOBR’s will try to eliminate this known problem in the trucking industry. The full text of… Continue Reading

SCHNEIDER SWITCHES TO EOBR’s

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Schneider has replaced 1/4 of its fleets’ computers to allow for EOBR’s and better navigation. The replacements began in October of 2009 and Schneider is reportedly installing Qualcomm MCP200 units. The units allow cellular, Wi-Fi, and Internet connections for the driver.… Continue Reading

EOBR MANDATE EXPECTED FOR COMMERCIAL TRUCKS

Posted in Hours of Service
I predict within the next three years that Congress will mandate Electric On Board Recorders (EOBR) because EOBR’s make the trucking industry safer. While the FMCSA has a final rule to require EOBR’s on about 1,000 motor carriers, I would expect that this rule will be significantly expanded. While EOBR’s can still be faked, and I have blogged on the… Continue Reading

FMCSA Sends HOS Rule to White House

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I have discussed the hours of service regulations extensively in prior posts. It is my position, and I believe most non-industry safety professional that drivers are on the road too many hours of the day, resulting in needless and preventable accidents. The FMCSA has sent the new HOS rule to the White House for review.… Continue Reading