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ATA Chairmen Tell FMCSA That HOS Rules are Safe

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) told the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that the trucking industry has seen a large decline in the truck-involved fatality rate since the current Hours of Service (HOS) rules took effect.


Truck-Involved Fatality Rate Declines 12.3 Percent in 2008

The truck-involved fatality rate in 2008 declined 12.3 percent to 1.86 per 100 million miles from 2.12 per 100 million miles in 2007. This decline marks the largest year-to-year drop ever and the fifth consecutive year the fatality rate has improved.



Featured Captain: Steve Eckhoff

Steve Eckhoff, a local driver for Hogan Transports, has driven over 2.1 million accident-free miles in his 28 year career as a professional truck driver.


ATRI UPDATES CAB CARD WITH NEW IDLING REGULATIONS

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has added three new state regulations to the idling regulations compendium and cab card posted on its website, www.atri-online.org.' Three states currently developing idling regulations have also been