Sean McNally

FMCSA to Further Examine Data From Crash Causation Study

In the wake of a report last month on crashes involving large trucks, a spokesman for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said the agency plans to further examine the role legal drug use, drivers’ hours of service and speed may play in such accidents.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
April 5, 2006

Official Says Study’s Risk Factors in Crashes Raise Policy Issues

Last month’s report on large truck crashes raises the question of what should be done from a program and policy standpoint to reduce the risk factors, such as speeding or following too closely, that are associated with accidents, said a trucking industry official.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
April 5, 2006

Industry Group Asks Court to Overturn DOT Hazmat Rule

The American Chemistry Council last week asked a federal appeals court to overturn a Department of Transportation regulation governing the loading and unloading of hazardous materials, saying it could lead to a layer of inconsistent and burdensome rules.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2006

FMCSA Considers Abolishing CDL Ban for Insulin-Treated Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it will consider allowing drivers with insulin-treated diabetes to operate large trucks. Most people with diabetes have been barred from driving trucks for 35 years.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2006

New Study Finds Auto Drivers Cause 56% of Car-Truck Crashes

Highway crashes involving a large truck and an automobile are more likely to be caused by the car driver than the truck driver, according to the federal government’s top truck-safety agency.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 24, 2006

FMCSA to Resume Publication of Motor Carrier Safety Scores

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is preparing to resume posting fleet safety ratings compiled for its SafeStat program, two years after criticism by the Transportation Department’s inspector general caused the agency to remove the rankings from its Web site.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 22, 2006

ATA Supports FMCSA, Intervenes in HOS Suit

Saying it was concerned trucking could lose some of its operating flexibility, the American Trucking Associations said it has intervened on the side of the federal government in a lawsuit by Public Citizen that challenges the revised driver hours-of-service rule.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 17, 2006

ATA Says Limiting Truck Speeds May Require Federal Mandate

The safety director of American Trucking Associations — which recently called for factory-installed speed governors on large trucks — said requiring the use of governors would probably need a government mandate.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 15, 2006

Sandberg Cites Progress During FMCSA Tenure

TAMPA, Fla. — Annette Sandberg, preparing to depart March 4 after three years as head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said she was proud of the agency’s progress in improving the safety of large trucks, but she expressed regrets over the agency’s efforts to revise hours-of-service rules.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 1, 2006

FMCSA’s Sandberg Says More Rules Coming

TAMPA, Fla. — Annette Sandberg said she will sign off on several long-awaited regulations before stepping down as head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration next month.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2006

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