More sleeper berth flexibility? FMCSA takes a look

January 15, 2021


Land Line Now, Jan. 15, 2021.

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A new FMCSA pilot program will examine whether more split sleeper berth flexibility – such as a 6/4 or 5/5 split – will work in trucking.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton


The members are named for the FMCSA’s new driver advisory panel. The FMCSA has fumbled the Certified Medical Examiner database. And how not to hitch a ride.

II. Problems with plastic parts

Over the years, truck makers have moved to lighter weight materials for many parts of the vehicles they produce. But plastic parts in particular have some disadvantages – and in the aftermarket, real problems.

III. Restaurant and vaccination frustration

Jon Osburn says truckers are upset about closed restaurants, and curious about where and when they’ll have access to a COVID-19 vaccination.

IV. Sleeper berth pilot program

A new FMCSA pilot program will examine whether more flexibility in the split sleeper berth provision will work in trucking.

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