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FMCSA implements new commercial driver’s license rules

The trucking industry in Connecticut and around the country is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. New commercial driver’s license requirements were scheduled to go into effect in early 2017, but regulatory reviews...

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Intense 72 hours of inspections promote truck safety

Every year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance organizes a nationwide 72-hour inspection spree to check the status of trucks and buses. Truckers from Connecticut can expect inspectors to focus on load securement in 2017. Level I inspections from...

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Truck drivers and sleep apnea

Truck drivers in Connecticut should expect to encounter more regulations regarding sleep apnea. This is due to the United States Supreme Court’s decision to not review a case in which a driver alleged that a truck carrier violated the Americans...

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Autonomous trucks and hours of service reform

During a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration session at the annual workshop held by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance in April, manned control for tractor-trailers was the main topic of discussion. Connecticut residents should also know...

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The rise in fatal crashes involving large trucks

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were 4,050 large commercial trucks involved in motor vehicle accidents in 2015. Some of them occurred in Connecticut. This number represents an 8 percent increase from 2014. The...

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Cargo will be focus of CVSA inspection blitz

Commercial truck drivers in Connecticut may be subject to inspection June 6-8. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will hold its annual inspection blitz during these days. For the event this year, the inspection will focus on cargo...

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Challenges associated with driverless trucks

Connecticut truck drivers spend enormous amounts of time on the road. This keeps them away from their families, and it also creates a potential risk of driving while fatigued. The co-founder of Starsky Robotics believes that autonomous commercial...

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Study links truck drivers’ health status and crash risk

Connecticut residents who are the victims of a truck accident often face serious injuries, some of which can cause temporary or permanent impairment. While many of these types of collisions are caused by truck drivers who were speeding, impaired by...

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FMCSA delays implementation of driver training rule

The implementation of a regulation that deals with how commercial vehicle operators in Connecticut and around the country are trained has been delayed for at least 60 days according to a statement released on Feb. 1 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

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Proving liability in a Connecticut truck accident

Each year, a number of people are seriously injured or killed in Connecticut accidents involving commercial trucks or other commercial vehicles. If your or your loved one has suffered a serious injury in such a collision, you may find that the...

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