Monthly Archives: September 2013

Sleep Apnea Legislation will Harm FMCSA’s Attempts to Make Our Roads Safer

House Resolution 3095 is a new bill that requires the FMCSA to go through full rulemaking and cost-benefit analysis when addressing screening, testing or treatment of sleep apnea. If passed, the FMCSA will not be able to provide immediate guidance … Continue reading

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Truck and Bus Brake Safety Week September 8-14

Of course, every week should be brake safety week, but this coming week is the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)’s official Brake Safety Week. As a truck accident lawyer, I see some of the worst examples of trucks with bad … Continue reading

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Fatigue Management Program Module 7 – Motor Carrier Responsibility

Module 7 of the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP) discusses corporate motor carrier responsibilities for identifying, treating and managing sleep disorders. To avoid legal risk, carriers should develop policies and procedures, educate managers about fatigue, document implementation of a … Continue reading

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Fatigue Management Program Module 6 – Shippers, Brokers and Receivers

Module 6 of the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP) includes three lessons designed to make shippers, brokers and receivers aware of fatigue concerns and implement safe practices related to fatigue management. Lesson 1: Shippers and brokers may be sued … Continue reading

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