Topic : Hours of Service

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FMCSA reminds motorcoach industry that ELDs are now mandatory

Motorcoach| December 18, 2017

Agency is reminding motorcoach operators that its enforcement partners are fully prepared for the Dec. 18, 2017 implementation, and are committed to implementing the ELD rule in a manner that improves safety without impeding commerce.

FMCSA to provide additional ELD transition guidance

Government Issues| November 21, 2017

Will include a 90-day temporary waiver from the ELD requirement for transporters of agricultural commodities, formal guidance specifically pertaining to the existing Hours-of-Service exemption for the agricultural industry, and guidance on the “personal conveyance” provision.

Motorcoach| November 15, 2017

NTSB: Lack of oversight, sleep-deprived driver led to 2016 Calif. bus crash

A motorcoach operated by Fresno-based Autobuses Coordinados USA Inc., traveling from Los Angeles to Modesto on State Route 99, drifted out of its travel lanes, striking a barrier system and a highway signpost shortly after 3 a.m., Aug. 2, 2016, near Livingston, Calif.

Sustainability| August 7, 2015

AC Transit fuel-cell bus exceeds 20K hour of service

By itself, the fuel-cell bus has removed 1,134,000 pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere — equivalent to planting 13,189 trees or taking 108 passenger vehicles off the road for one year.

Motorcoach| July 17, 2015

Following crashes, Canadian province to review motorcoach industry

The review, which will be completed by early 2016, will examine motorcoach industry safety statistics and industry performance, including a comparison with other North American jurisdictions.

Motorcoach| April 17, 2014

Empire Coach expands, equips fleet with electronic logging

The Teletrac logging system includes safety analytics to measure and monitor driver safety behavior and electronic daily vehicle inspection reports and electronic driver logs to accurately document hours of service.
Rail| April 2, 2014

CTA, union clash over hours worked by operator before crash

The union representative said the operator had worked 69 hours in the seven days before the crash, while a CTA spokesperson said that she worked 55 hours and was off for 18 hours before her shift during which the accident occurred.
Motorcoach| February 20, 2014

Rand McNally unveils fleet management solutions at UMA Expo

Offers the TPC 7600, an in-cab mobile computing device; the TND 760, a one-box, one-cable mobile fleet management device; and the HD 100, a small black box about designed to pair with tablets, phones, and the company’s IntelliRoute TND 720 GPS device.
Motorcoach| September 19, 2013

Zonar webinar to offer tips on managing driver fatigue

Will be held on Sept. 25 at 10:00 a.m. PST and is free of charge. It will cover the four major factors affecting alertness and how they are addressed by hours-of-service rules. Attendees will learn effective methods for proactively managing driver fatigue and ways to identify high-risk drivers.
Motorcoach| November 15, 2012

Combating Driver Fatigue An Uphill Battle

While accidents continue to occur because a driver was tired or fell asleep, many in the industry believe revamping federal hours of service regulations is not the answer. An operator’s best course of action is to properly train drivers and manage risks when scheduling trips. Even then, however, the onus remains on the driver to rest.

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