Monday, February 8, 2016

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saudi turf team New anti-fatigue technology  mandated for truckers and bus drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has just announced that all commercial truck and bus drivers must now electronically register their time behind the wheel in an effort to prevent fatigue on the road. Although they have been required to file paper logs of their driving time since 1938, the new method is designed to prevent tampering, including changing logs or keeping 2 sets of books to evade restrictions.According to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, the electronic recording devices will automatically monitor drivers by keeping track of engine hours, vehicle movement, miles driven, and location. The new regulation would affect approximately 3 million commercial vehicle operators throughout the country.“This automated technology not only brings logging records into the modern age, it also allows roadside safety inspectors to unmask violations of federal law that endanger lives,” he stated.
In the meantime, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association sought to block the rule by filing suit against the FMCSA by questioning, “the need for truckers to spend money on unproven technology that is no more effective than paper logs when it comes to safety and hours of service compliance”.
One of the most notorious cases of driver fatigue occurred when Walmart truck driver Kevin Roper crashed into the limo van carrying comedian Tracy Morgan and company June 7, 2014 on the New Jersey Turnpike. The crash not only seriously injured Morgan, but also resulted in the death of his friend, fellow comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair.
According to official records, Roper rear-ended the limo van after driving for more than 28-hours straight. In fact, Roper was found to have driven 12-hours while traveling 800 miles from his home in Georgia to the Walmart facility in Smyrna, Delaware, before he logged in for his 14-hour shift at 11:22 a.m. June 6. He then made pick-ups and deliveries throughout the day before the accident occurred at 12:54 am the next morning. At the time the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) also found that Roper had been going 65 mph in a work zone with a posted 45 mph limit, and failed to brake in time for slow-moving traffic ahead of him, including the limo van, caused by diminished reflexes due to excess fatigue.

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