Tagged: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Improved Safety Key to Getting Women Drivers

Improved Safety Key to Getting Women Drivers

Transportation

Trucking industry officials have been concerned for years about the driver shortage. But one possible solution — recruiting more women drivers — can’t happen without help from Congress, one industry official said. read more >

Trucking Calls Out for More Young Drivers

Trucking Calls Out for More Young Drivers

Transportation

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a pilot program earlier this month in which a group of military veterans aged 18-21, all of whom have to have heavy vehicle training, would be allowed to drive trucks across state lines in order to study their safety capabilities against a group of older drivers. read more >

Electronic Onboard Recording Devices Get Mixed Reviews from Trucking Industry

Electronic Onboard Recording Devices Get Mixed Reviews from Trucking Industry

Technology & TelecomTransportation

By January 2016 it is likely that all drivers will be required to install EOBRs in their vehicles as a means of monitoring hours of service. Proponents see it as a way to make driving more efficient and point to it as the first real change to the act of logging hours of service since the 1930s. Opponents view the replacement for paper logs as an intrusive instrument that will make life more difficult for drivers than it already is. read more >