FMCSA seeks feedback from truckers on detention time

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking truck drivers and industry stakeholders for information about driver detention times at shipping and receiving facilities and the potential impacts those delays have on highway safety.- According to article in  overdriveonline.com and its author 

A full list of questions can be found in the notice here.

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Source and credits : overdriveonline.com

“Job growth fell well short of expectations in May as the economy added just 75,000 workers to payrolls during the month. Within the transportation and logistics sector, job growth also struggled as trucking hires continue to stall in the 2nd quarter.” – According to article in http://freightwaves.com and its author Ibrahiim Bayaan

Bayaan also wrote – “The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the economy added 75,000 workers to payrolls in May. This fell short of consensus estimates of a 180,000 job gain and is a marked slowdown from the strong pace of hiring in the previous month. In addition, results from both April and March were revised down by a combined 75,000 jobs, indicating that trends in hiring have not been quite as strong as previously thought.”

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Source and credits : freightwaves.com /  Ibrahiim Bayaan, Chief Economist & Market Expert

 

 

 

“It appears likely that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will miss its projected June 7 date for unveiling its proposal for overhauling hours of service regulations and opening the proposal up for public comments. With just two days remaining until that date, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget has yet to stamp its approval on the proposal, which it must do before FMCSA publishes the document.” – According to article in overdriveonline.com and its author 

Jillet also wrote – “Also in the meantime, and perhaps more pressing, Congress could stick its nose into the hours overhaul process. Tucked into a budget bill that cleared the House’s Appropriations Committee on Tuesday is a provision that would, in effect, protect the 30-minute break within current hours regs.”

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Source and credits : overdriveonline.com

“A mechanical engineering student who supported himself by driving a truck faces deportation from Canada to India for working more hours than his study permit allowed”.- According to the article in freightwaves.com and its author Nate Tabak

“Jobandeep Sandhu was pulled over during a routine traffic stop on Highway 401 between Montreal and Toronto in 2017. But upon examining his log book, a police officer discovered that he had worked more than 20 hours – above the weekly limit under his permit to study in Canada”. – Tabak also wrote

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Source and credits: freightwaves.comNate Tabak, Canada Correspondent

“Someday in the near future, there will be no need for mirrors on commercial trucks because they may be no drivers to look into them. But until that day, mirrors remain a key part of the safety equation for truck drivers”. – According to article in freightwaves.com and its author Brian Straight

Straight also wrote – “Like everything else, though, companies are using technology to change that. So-called “mirrorless trucks” are already out on the highways being tested, and the camera technology being used could replace mirrors in the very near future, leaving drivers turning to video displays rather than physical mirrors”.

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Source and credits : freightwaves.com / Brian Straight

“Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) on Wednesday announced the introduction of a bill into the U.S. House that would raise per-gallon fuel taxes on gasoline and diesel by five cents a year for five years — and then tie the fuel tax rate to inflation — as a means to raise revenue for surface transportation infrastructure”. – According to article in overdriveonline.com and 

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“Like the “snap” in the Avengers movie, where the big bad villain, Thanos, eliminated half the life in the universe, something similar occurred to the freight market after the trade war escalated between China and the U.S earlier this month. It is hard to imagine the freight market being so fragile that one action — tariff increases — could drop national freight volumes 4% to 5% overnight. While it is difficult to say that is exactly what happened, the timing makes it hard to ignore the correlation” – According to article in reightwaves.com and its author  Zach Strickland

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Source and credits : reightwaves.comZach Strickland, FW Market Expert & Market Analyst

 

“A parking brake issue has prompted Paccar to recall more than 1,800 Kenworth tractors, while an electrical system issue resulted in a recall of more than 5,000 vocational Peterbilt trucks, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents”. According to article in overdriveonline.com and its author 

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“As some technology companies scale back or eliminate their self-driving programs, Starsky Robotics is pushing forward with its autonomous truck technology”. -According to article in freightwaves.com and it author Clarissa Hawes

Hawes also wrote – “The self-driving truck startup completed a series of road tests, with a driver behind the wheel, on a section of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway near Tampa, Florida, during the week of May 13”.

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Source and credits : freightwaves.com  / Clarissa Hawes

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