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FMCSA offering up to $2k for participating in hours-of-service study | Overdrive – Owner Operators Trucking Magazine

More than 2¢ for your time FMCSA offering up to $2k for participating in hours-of-service study | Overdrive – Owner Operators Trucking Magazine.

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Entry-level driver training

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announces the meeting schedule for the Entry-Level Driver Training Advisory Committee (ELDTAC), established to complete a negotiated rulemaking on Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) for individuals who want to operate Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs).

ELDTAC is a negotiated rulemaking committee established to develop a
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to implement section 32304 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) concerning ELDT standards for individuals applying for a commercial driver’s license
(CDL) or CDL upgrade.

The meetings will be held Thursday-Friday, March 19-20, April 9-10 and 23-24, and May 14-15 and 28-29, 2015,  from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (E.T.), on Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., E.T., on Fridays at various locations in Washington, DC, and Arlington, VA. The meetings are open to the public for their entirety.

Specific locations and an agenda for each meeting will be posted in
advance of the meetings.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Policy Advisor, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366-2551, eldtac@dot.gov.
Services for Individuals With Disabilities: For information on
facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request
special assistance at the meeting, contact Eran Segev at (617) 494-
3174, eran.segev@dot.gov, one week prior to each meeting.

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FMCSA: ELD Final Rule Slated to Publish on Sept. 30 – News – TruckingInfo.com

FMCSA: ELD Final Rule Slated to Publish on Sept. 30 – News – TruckingInfo.com.

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Should FMCSA remove CSA scores from public view?

House bill would force FMCSA to remove CSA scores from public view, at least temporarily | Overdrive – Owner Operators Trucking Magazine. What do you think? Is this is a good idea?

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Share your opinion

Share your opinion during a live online discussion about electronic logging devices.

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Effective Jan. 30, drivers can ditch paper copies of medical cards upon med cert renewal | Overdrive – Owner Operators Trucking Magazine

More room in your wallet

Effective Jan. 30, drivers can ditch paper copies of medical cards upon med cert renewal | Overdrive – Owner Operators Trucking Magazine.

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Bumper to Bumper: The Complete Guide to Tractor-Trailer Operations: Mike Byrnes and Associates.: 9780962168765: Amazon.com: Books

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We’re still here!

We’re still here. If you’re trying to call 361-749-4007 and getting a message that the number is no longer in service, don’t despair. We have a system-wide outage and many numbers in that prefix are affected. We’re told that it will be repaired by Jan. 29. Meanwhile, if you need to reach us, message us or send an email to mbapub@aol.com. Thanks for your patience.

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Fraudulent CDL exam scheme used cameras, Bluetooth pencils, DOT reports | Overdrive – Owner Operators Trucking Magazine

This is cheating on so many levels Fraudulent CDL exam scheme used cameras, Bluetooth pencils, DOT reports | Overdrive – Owner Operators Trucking Magazine.

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Make a difference

Want to make your experience with the 34-restart regulations known and have them count?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that it is recruiting truck drivers and carriers for its Driver Restart Study.

This study will measure and analyze the fatigue and safety performance levels of drivers who take two nighttime rest periods during their 34-hour restart break and those drivers who take less than two nighttime rest periods during their restart break.

Drivers will be paid for their participation and carriers may be compensated for lost revenue due to the study and for the cost of installing data collection equipment on their trucks. During the study, participants will drive their normal revenue-producing routes.

The Driver Restart Study will compare data from five months of driver work schedules to assess the following:

  • Safety critical events
  • Operator fatigue and level of alertness
  • Driver health.

The findings will be used to further improve our knowledge of driver fatigue and alertness management.

Here are some of the study requirements:

  • The study team will monitor driver compliance on a daily basis.
  • Participating drivers will be required daily to complete one or more three-minute alertness tests.
  • Every driver may be required to maintain sleep/wake logs, record caffeine intake, and report sleepiness during the study.

Drivers will be asked to complete a survey about their experience upon completion of the study.

If you would like more information on the study, please visit the study Web page. If you would like to participate, on the study Web page you can subscribe to the Fatigue Study mailing list. By providing your email address, you agree to be contacted in the future about the Driver Restart Study. (E-mails will only be sent regarding the study and you can unsubscribe at any time.)

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