Driver Safety Legislation: Two Steps Forward…

Driver coercion when road conditions are tough can result in disastrous consequences.
Driver coercion when road conditions are tough can result in disastrous consequences.

Driver coercion is never acceptable.

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

E-log Mandate on Track as Agency Tries to Tackle Driver Coercion

The electronic logging device mandate (aka electronic onboard recorders) is still on track for the Nov. 18 publication the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been aiming at for sometime, as the White Houses’ Office of Management and Budget is expected to clear it for publication in early November.

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FMCSA Withdraws Driver Training Proposal, Will Start Over

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is withdrawing its proposed rule for entry-level driver training and will start over with a new proposal.  The agency explained in a Federal Register announcement that there are substantive problems with the proposal it has been working on since 2007.

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Celebrate National Tradesman Day

From New York City to Chicago, Charlotte to Boston, tradesmen are being honored across America this Friday on National Tradesmen Day.  This day of celebration is a day to say “thanks” to plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, and other skilled tradesmen who typically receive little recognition for important work that keeps our nation running strong. This year’s recognition includes appreciation events at jobsites and building supply centers, individual gestures of thanks throughout the nation and a multi-million dollar advocacy campaign by IRWIN Tools thanking America’s skilled tradesmen.

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