Limit personal conveyance? FMCSA says no

October 5, 2020


Land Line Now, Oct. 5, 2020.

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An attempt to limit the use of personal conveyance has failed to gain traction at FMCSA. Also, is truck safety technology really effective?

FMCSA denies CVSA’s personal conveyance petition

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

A bill in Congress targets the FMCSA’s CSA program; Colorado steps up patrols on a mountain pass; and when is bread not bread? It’s today’s news in trucking.

II. Safety tech – does it really work?

Do automatic emergency braking systems work? How about forward collision warning technology? A recent study says yes, but an analysis of the study raises doubts. Also, Nevada has its road money in a lockbox, but some lawmakers there want to crack the lockbox open and road construction interests are fighting the plan. And we’ll have some tips on winter truck prep from the guys at TA Petro.

III. Land Line Magazine Preview

Say what you will about 2020, but there’s no shortage of news. The staff at Land Line Magazine is keeping up with all of it, and the October issue reflects that. Managing Editor Jami Jones stops by to discuss what’s inside, from hours of service to Jami’s take on the concept of time.

IV. Personal conveyance limitation stymied

An attempt to limit the use of personal conveyance has failed to gain traction at FMCSA. We’ll have an update on the whole issue – including efforts in Congress.

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