HOS Based on Science, Fleet Safety: “Distracted” Video & Accident Costs Rise

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Blog - FMCSA: HOS Based on ScienceFMCSA: HOS Based on Science

As the debate over truck drivers’ hours of service regulations continues to circle, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is sticking to its story: The HOS rules are based on sound science and in-depth research. The agency responded this week to a request from Congressmen Bill Shuster, Penn., and Tom Petri, Wis., that the Government Accountability Office review the studies FMCSA used to develop the…

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DistractedFleet Safety Video Tip: Resisting Driver Distractions

At any given daylight moment in the U.S., about 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices behind the wheel. Most drivers greatly over-estimate their ability to multitask while operating a vehicle, and that’s a major reason why distracted driving persists as a safety threat on our roads and highways. According to safety advocates…

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Blog - Accident Management Costs Rise 6.2 PercentAccident Management Costs Rise 6.2 Percent

Accident management costs in 2013 were on the rise, increasing by up to 6.2 percent in some cases, over 2012 figures. The rising cost of raw materials, new-vehicle technologies, parts and labor, use of advanced materials, and additional components for parts assemblies have all contributed to an overall increase in…

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