It’s not often that you think about commercial truck driving as being one of the deadliest jobs, but the truth is that the truck driving industry is filled with numerous challenges that make this profession risky for those who choose it as a career.
Sleep apnea is becoming more common among commercial truck drivers and it causes fatigue and loss of focus. How is the government fighting this problem?
According to media reports, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the federal agency in charge of overseeing and regulating the trucking industry,
One of the dangers of passing truck regulations at the end of a presidential administration is that the new regime may not have the same ideas.
It’s quite possible that many more drowsy driving crashes go unreported. Shift workers, such as truck drivers, are more likely to drive fatigued.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the federal agency in charge of making rules that govern the trucking industry, says it’s considering getting rid of a rule that requires truckers with insulin-dependent diabetes to drive a semi-truck without obtaining an exemption from the federal government.
The issue of electronic logging devices (ELDs) has been a hot button topic in the trucking industry for the past few years.
There are plenty of stats to back up the idea that new drivers cause a disproportionately large number of accidents.
Most people are familiar with Uber, the popular rideshare service that lets you summon a car with a few clicks of your smartphone.
The status of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate is important, because if passed, the regulation would require all truck carriers to install ELDs in their trucks.