Driver training could lead to better record-keeping practices
In the wake of the implementation of CSA 2010, many legislators and members of the trucking industry are placing an increased emphasis on driver safety.
One of the most important issues today is the accuracy of operators' logbooks, according to the Citizen-Times. In response to proposals that would shorten drivers' maximum daily working hours, some proponents of safety on the road are suggesting that recordkeeping practices should be addressed as well. Presently, these professionals are allowed to drive between 10 and 11 hours at a time, depending on their vehicles, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Henry Jasny, general counsel for Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, told the news source that "drivers often keep two sets of books: one for the company that shows their actual hours and one if they are stopped at a roadside inspection."
This practice could lead drivers to continue working when they are sick or fatigued without any worry that they will be punished. In turn, their safety - and that of all other passengers on the road - could be jeopardized.
Professionals who have completed online courses may be more likely to ensure that they are in compliance with the latest safety regulations.
Monday, January 3rd, 2011
n the wake of the implementation of CSA 2010, many legislators and members of the trucking industry are placing an increased emphasis on driver safety.