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Do you drive team? Do you ride along with your spouse or vice-versa? According to a recent study done by the University of Kentucky’s College of Public Health, passengers riding in the sleeper-berth are at significant risk of injury and death when they don’t use their safety restraints. In fact, non-use of occupant restraints is the primary reason that sleeper-berth occupants are injured or killed in a severe crash.
The study was headed by Dr. Terry Bunn, director of the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center. Bunn said that the study reviewed 708 semi-truck collisions where there was a passenger in the sleeper who was either injured or killed.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has finally decided to acknowledge the need for more truck parking… in the most non-committal way possible. The USDOT announced its attention to begin studying the availability of truck parking on a state-by-state basis.
You might think that they have finally woken up and realized the absolute necessity for this sort of action, but no, even now they had to be pushed to it. The study is part of a 27-month surface transportation reauthorization bill that Congress approved last July. It will begin on April 1st and will look at truck volumes in each state and the availability and quantity of parking spaces that those states need.
It’s safe to say that we don’t know much about sleep. For all the studies that have been done, what we know about sleep can be summed up with just one phrase: We need it. All the rest of what we “know” is conjecture; a collection of quasi-educated guesses. Do we need 8 hours of sleep as some people say, or should we sleep in 3 hour REM cycle increments? Is it better to sleep for exactly the same amount of time every night, or should you only sleep as much as you feel you need for that particular night?
About 5.5 million GPS/wireless devices are currently used to manage fleet vehicles, trailers, construction equipment and mobile workers, according to a C.J. Driscoll & Associates study.
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American Trucking Associations is calling on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to release a study of the links between violations and crash risk used to develop its methodology for assigning carriers’ scores in its monitoring and measurement system: Compliance, Safety, Accountability.
Significant job losses directly attributable to California Air Resources Board’s fuel policies, says a new study by the California Trucking Association. Goods movement and agriculture sectors will be especially hard hit if the policies are allowed to go into effect as currently designed.