Monthly Archives: July 2013

A New Free Fatigue Management Program

This month, the United States and Canadian governments have collaborated with motor carriers and the insurance industry to launch the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP). NAFMP is a comprehensive website that provides education and training to help reduce bus … Continue reading

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Multiple Deaths Caused By Indianapolis Bus Crash

A bus carrying teenagers returning from a church summer camp overturned in Indianapolis near I-564 this afternoon.   Newspapers are reporting that the bus driver told witnesses that his brakes failed, causing the bus to careen into a retaining wall as it … Continue reading

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FMCSA Issues a Safety Advisory for Buses in Hot Weather

This month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reminded bus companies to check the inflation of tires, which is particularly critical during hot weather. The Code of Federal Regulations prohibits buses, also called motor coaches, from operating with tires filled … Continue reading

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Training needed for over-the-road drivers

There are uniform federally-mandated knowledge and training requirements before a person can receive a commercial driver’s license (CDL). The current regulations do not include training for many of the issues faced by long-haul truck drivers, despite the fact that Congress … Continue reading

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