FMCSA’s latest Seat Belt Usage

FMCSA’s latest Seat Belt Usage by CMV Driver Survey (2016) estimated the overall safety belt usage rate for drivers of medium and heavy-duty trucks and buses was 86%. The same survey estimated the usage rate for other CMV occupants (not including the driver) was...

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The top traffic enforcement violation

The top traffic enforcement violation committed by CMV drivers over the past five years (2015-19) was “failing to obey traffic control device.” A distant second over this same period was “speeding six – ten miles per hour over the speed limit.”...

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Seeing Irony In The Top ELD Violations

At a recent industry conference, an FMCSA official discussed some of FMCSA’s most recent ELD-related statistics and compliance findings. This Agency representative highlighted the three most commonly cited ELD violations from both roadside inspections and compliance...

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Unique Observations From FMCSA’s Hours of Service Proposal

Split Duty Period In August 2019, FMCSA proposed changes to five separate provisions in the current HOS rules. The FMCSA had telegraphed four out of the five proposals. However, the fifth proposed change - the “split duty period,” (the ability of a driver to pause the...

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Osiecki to Present on Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse at NCTA

STC President Dave Osiecki has accepted an invitation to present during a breakout session at the North Carolina Trucking Association Annual Conference. The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in Wilmington, NC. Registration is available...

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