December 2010 News Archive

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Many commercial truck operators feel pressure to pack and deliver their loads efficiently.

New device could improve driver safety

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

The holiday season is a particularly busy time for commercial vehicle operators.

Over the past few years, drivers have been urged to avoid talking on their cell phones or texting when they are operating a vehicle.

Because shipping is a 24/7 business, many large vehicle operators are forced - or choose - to spend the holidays on the road.

Many professional truck drivers are required to travel through all parts of the country, and may see weather conditions that are unfamiliar to them.

Truckers who travel across the country may not realize that safety rules vary from state to state.

Last week, the Department of Transportation (DOT) rolled out a series of new proposals that are intended to ensure the safety of truck drivers, who typically work long hours.

In the wake of the launch of CSA 2010, many safety directors are paying particular attention to the health of their drivers.

In an effort to ensure that truck drivers are not pushing their physical limits, the Obama administration has proposed a series of new regulations that would change work restrictions for these professionals.

The implementation of CSA 2010 did not happen without some opposition from members of the carrier industry.

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