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Government, Business, Safety

Nearly 49% of CMV Drivers Could Be at Risk for Sleep Apnea, Study Says

apnea A man wears a C-Pap machine. (no_limit_pictures/Getty Images)

A new obstructive sleep apnea study of 20,000 drivers using a more comprehensive screening evaluation method estimated that nearly 49% of commercial motor vehicle drivers could be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that can cause sleepiness while driving.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 12, 2021
Government, Business, Technology

TRB Hosting Virtual Annual Conference

TRB employees NASEM TRB via YouTube

The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on transportation modes, the role of transit, and technological advancements will dominate this year’s annual conference of the Transportation Research Board.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 5, 2021
Government, Business, Technology

TRB Annual Meeting Goes Virtual for 2021

Neil Pedersen TRB Executive Director Neil Pedersen at the 2019 meeting. (Transportation Research Board via Twitter)

The Transportation Research Board’s 100th annual meeting will be held virtually this winter due to concerns over COVID-19.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

DOT’s Elaine Chao Announces ADAS, Connected Technology Programs

Elaine Chao U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced a number of initiatives involving connected vehicle technologies at TRB's meeting. (Transportation Research Board)

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced several initiatives relating to connected vehicle technologies and advanced driver assistance systems before a crowd of industry representatives Jan. 15.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FHWA to Release Updated Jason’s Law Truck Parking Survey

Jeff Purdy, a transportation specialist with the Federal Highway Administration Freight Management and Operations office Jeff Purdy, a transportation specialist with the Federal Highway Administration Freight Management and Operations office, said truck parking is a "very key safety issue." (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Results of a comprehensive national federal survey of truck parking availability will be made public in the next few months, according to a Jan. 15 presentation at the Transportation Research Board annual meeting.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 15, 2020
Government, Business

FHWA Specialists Identify Resources for Public

Jeff Purdy Jeff Purdy by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — The Federal Highway Administration offered attendees of the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting an update of the resources the agency has made available.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

State DOT Directors: Work With Us on Safety

Patrick McKenna, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation Patrick McKenna, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation, said the number of deaths on highways is a national health and safety crisis. (Jim Stinson/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — The leaders of several state departments of transportation urged automobile drivers and trucking companies to work together on safety improvements to help reduce traffic fatalities to zero or near zero, during a panel at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting Jan. 14.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Representatives Provide Updates on Datasets, Projects

Olu Ajayi, FMCSA Analysis & Information program manager Olu Ajayi, FMCSA Analysis & Information program manager, said registration data should be available within the next month. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is preparing to make trucking industry registration data available through its Analysis & Information Online repository.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 14, 2020
Government, Business

State DOT Representatives Share Tips for Stretching Dollars

Verne Skagerberg Verne Skagerberg by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — State department of transportation officials shared the creative ways they’ve completed projects with tight budgets at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting Jan. 13.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 14, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment

FMCSA Seeks Comments for New Large-Truck Crash Causation Study

Truck on road at night Getty Images

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Jan. 14 issued a formal request for public comment on how best to design and conduct a major study to identify factors contributing to all large-truck fatal, injury and tow-away crashes.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 13, 2020

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