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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.

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.

FMCSA orders Mass. operator to cease operations

Investigators found that Santana Busline failed to ensure that its drivers comply with hours-of-service requirements, allowed unqualified drivers to operate its vehicles in an unsafe manner, failed to conduct periodic vehicle safety inspections and more.

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.

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.

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.

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.