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Tag: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Trucking groups challenge new hours-of-service rules in court

In 2011, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration drafted changes to the rules governing when commercial truck drivers can drive and when they are required to take legally mandated rest breaks. These are commonly called the hours-of-service rules. In calling …

Report points finger at tire failure in deadly Megabus accident

Early last month on our Chicago blog we wrote of the Megabus accident in southern Illinois that claimed the life of one passenger and injured many others. Crash investigators have been looking into the incident, and two weeks ago the …

FMCSA closes some carriers after bus accidents, safety problems

Commercial bus carriers transport many passengers in and out of Chicago every day. A few are long-established companies with familiar names. Recently, however, a number of discount carriers have sprung up around the country, and there have been concerns about …

Future trucking rules may try to prevent crashes from sleep apnea

Many people around Chicago may have heard of sleep apnea or may know someone with the condition. Sleep apnea causes intermittent breaks in a person’s sleep, often preventing a full night’s rest. According to doctors, those who suffer from sleep …