FMCSA program delineates truck crash CSA, SMS reportability; codifies HOS

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s new Crash Preventability Determination Program (CPDP) enables commercial motor vehicle drivers or owners to submit a Request for Data Review covering eligible events from August 2019 forward. By formally clarifying crash conditions or circumstances, it stands to bring greater accuracy and fairness to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) and Safety Measurement System (SMS) mechanisms for critiquing driver or carrier safety performance.

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DOT solicits input on prospective rule addressing sleep apnea-prone truck drivers

Sources: U.S. Department of Transportation; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

Per National Transportation Safety Board recommendation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is seeking public input on the impacts of screening, evaluating and treating commercial motor vehicle drivers for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The agency poses 20 questions it deems will provide the necessary information before determining whether or not to pursue a proposed rule.

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DOT’s Foxx, 11 predecessors eschew short-term highway funding mind set

Sources: U.S. Department of Transportation; CP staff

As Congress confronts Highway Trust Fund shortfalls, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and 11 of his predecessors have informed federal lawmakers that their work does not end with a proposed measure maintaining highway, bridge and transit program funding levels through May 2015.

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