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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.


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.


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.


July 2, 2012

Bus safety rating bill passes Congress

Mandates creation of system that allows passengers to compare the safety performance of each bus company and to annually reevaluate carriers that serve primarily urban areas with high passenger loads like New York.


December 27, 2011

NTSB releases statements on Hours of Service, driver cell phone ban

Says FMCSA and states need to partner on HOS to ensure compliance, the industry needs to support the rule with comprehensive Fatigue Risk Management Systems, and that the U.S. DOT should have gone further in prohibiting interstate truck and bus drivers from using hand-held cell phones while operating their vehicles.


August 12, 2011

FRA issues new reg limiting consecutive hours of service

The new rule, based on “fatigue science,” will use fatigue modeling tools and data on human alertness factors and guide the scheduling of train crews to reduce the likelihood of a hazardous work schedule. It includes maximum on-duty periods and minimum off-duty periods for passenger train employees.


May 6, 2011

FMCSA adds proposed HOS rulemaking studies

Reopening the Hours-of-Service (HOS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking comment period to allow for public review and discussion of four new studies.


March 21, 2011

N.Y. sting operation pulls 14 coaches off the road

All buses that were pulled over by state transportation investigators and law enforcement were ordered off the road. One major reason was the lack of an updated hours of service log book.


March 5, 2010

Hersman: Fatigue endangers workers, passengers

Speaking before the annual conference of the National Sleep Foundation in Washington, D.C., Chairman Hersman said fatigue has been a concern for the NTSB since the creation of the agency in 1967 and an issue on its Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements since the list was established in 1990.


March 27, 2009

BISC reminds operators to include safety tools

FMCSA regulations require that operators communicate instructions on what to do in emergency situations to bus riders prior to any coach departure.


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