Tag: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Federal Regulars Target “Sleepy” Drivers

When driving a big rig over roads, you do not want to fall asleep, right? Sleepy drivers should know that the federal regulators are considering new restrictions for truck drivers who have sleep apnea, a condition where a person reduces or stops breathing during their sleep. Sleep apnea involves repeated episodes of upper airway collapse… Read more »

Truck Drivers Will Be Required To Log Hours Electronically

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For decades upon decades, truck drivers have logged their miles with a paper and pen. However, as has been the case with businesses and industries around the country, truck drivers will soon be replacing pens and papers with an electronic device. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is the major authoritative voice for truck… Read more »

What is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration?

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000, although it was previously part of the Federal Highway Administration. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration mission is “to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries”. So as you can see, this department is dedicated to ensuring that… Read more »