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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.


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