ATA Panel Sees HOS Rule Impacting Driver Safety While Electronic Inspection Reports Improve Process

Truck Driving at Dawn

Truck Driving at Dawn - photo by Jonson

Read the latest from industry publications on information related to legislation and driver safety:

Good Drivers Leaving in Droves; New HOS Hurting Safety, Carriers Say

Recent changes in the hours-of-service rule have delivered yet another regulatory blow to the trucking industry’s overall operating efficiency and its ability to retain qualified drivers, a panel of fleet executives concluded this week. And, most critically, the changes could have a negative impact on truck safety.

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Electronic DVIRs, who works for whom?

With electronic data gathering the cumbersome legal requirement process is replaced by computerize ways to verify compliance—sorting/retrieving documentation is now really easy. This was a huge achievement that has provided excellent organization and control. For fleets, this has now become a way to operate. Now, let’s talk about electronic driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIRS).

Hersman and Hart Sworn in Again at NTSB

Deborah Hersman has been officially sworn in for a third two-year term as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. Serving as chairman since 2009, Hersman was nominated for a third term by President Barack Obama on Aug. 1, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate Oct. 16.

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