Crash Preventability Demonstration Program Overview

On August 1, 2017, the FMCSA began accepting Requests for Data Review (RDRs) into its Crash Preventability Demonstration Program through DataQs.  Crashes eligible for the Crash Preventability Demonstration Program must have occured on or after June 1, 2017.  The Crash Preventability Demonstration Program is expected to last a minimum of 24 months.

FMCSA’s safety programs use data from 3.5 million roadside inspections and 150,000 crashes each year to prioritize its enforcement resources on those motor carriers that pose the greatest safety risks on our Nation’s roads.

Studies show that crash involvement is a strong indicator of future crash risk.  The Crash Preventability Demonstration Program allows FMCSA to gather data to examine the feasibility, costs, and benefits of making crash preventability determinations on certain crash types.  FMCSA will use the information from the program to evaluate if these preventability determinations improve the Agency’s ability to identify the highest-risk motor carriers.

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Updated: Monday, August 7, 2017

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, is Brake Safety Day,

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, is Brake Safety Day, an enforcement and compliance campaign where law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct inspections on large trucks and buses to identify out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake-system and antilock braking system (ABS) violations as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Airbrake Program.

ATRI launches annual Top Industry Issues Survey, seeks carrier response

The American Transportation Research Institute is looking to hear from trucking industry stakeholders for its annual Top Industry Issues Survey, commissioned by the American Trucking Associations.

The survey asks industry stakeholders to rank their top trucking industry concerns, along with strategies for addressing each issue. ATRI gives survey respondents a list of 28 issues identified by the industry and asks for the respondent’s top three issues from the list. Some issues the group identified include: autonomous vehicles, diesel tech shortage, driver retention, driver shortage, economy, ELD mandate, food transportation safety, fuel economy standards for trucks, hours-of-service, infrastructure and more.

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NH DOT Projects



 The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces the planned closing of the I-93 northbound to I-293 southbound ramp in Hooksett on Monday August 21, 2017 to allow for the rehabilitation of the bridge over I-293/I-93.   This ramp closure is anticipated to last for eight weeks.  A detour will be in place to encourage motorists to take Exit 10 for I-293 South.

This $3.36 million project has also included the resurfacing of 2.1 miles on NH 101 from Manchester to Auburn, on I-93 northbound to I-293 southbound, and the I-293 northbound to the I-93 southbound ramps in Hooksett.

Pike Industries, Inc. of Belmont, New Hampshire is the contractor for the project, which has an intermediate completion date of October 27, 2017.

 Temporary Closure of Exit 8 Park & Ride in Nashua

Exit 8 Nashua Park & Ride lot off of the F.E. Everett Turnpike will be closed to all traffic from Friday, August 18 at 8:00 pm until 5:00 am on Monday, August 21, 2017. Learn More

 Night Work to Begin on Interstate 93 in Londonderry

Night work will begin starting Monday, August 21, 2017, on I-93 northbound and southbound in Londonderry between mile markers 10.6 and 12.6 in the Exit 4 area.on I-93 northbound and southbound in Londonderry between mile markers 10.6 and 12.6 in the Exit 4 area. Learn More

I-93 Northbound Night Bridge Work in Londonderry

Weather permitting, bridge beam installation over Stonehenge Road will take place during nighttime hours on Monday, August 21st, (weather-delayed date of Tuesday, August 22nd). Learn More

DOT may alter protocol for diabetic truck drivers

Insulin-dependent diabetic truckers may no longer have to request a formal exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, should a new federal rule go into effect.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Monday it is seeking public comments on a revised 2015 rule eliminating the exemption requirement for insulin-dependent diabetic drivers. Instead, the rule would give individual medical examiners authority to grant or deny diabetic drivers their medical certificates.

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FMCSA formally withdraws sleep apnea screening rule

A rulemaking meant to establish criteria and processes for instituting sleep apnea screening requirements for truck operators will officially be withdrawn on Monday, according to a notice issued Friday by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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Electronic stability control mandate kicks in

federal mandate requiring nearly all new Classes 7-8 tractors sold in the United States be equipment with electronic stability control systems has officially kicked in.

Initially announced in 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has estimated the mandate will save up to 49 lives, prevent up to 1,759 crashes each year, and provide net economic benefits of more than $300 million annually.

Electronic stability control systems use sensors to anticipate possible rollover or loss-of-control events. The rule estimates the technology will add $600 to the cost of a new tractor, though some estimates have been a bit higher.

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