OSHA announces proposed new rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses:

November 13, 2013
According to OSHA, safety and health of work place can be improved by keeping a complete record of injuries and illnesses at the work place. According to the annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report by Bureau of Labor Statistics, about three million workers got injured in 2012 while they were on their duty. According to the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, three million injuries being reported in the workers ... Read more »

CurrentEmergency Declarations, Waivers, Exemptions & Permits:

November 8, 2013
Some Emergency Declarations were issued by few states and FMCSA is coordinating with them. For the drivers and passengers who are interested to understand the true system and of FMCSA, the following applies for it: Emergency Declaration Information: In the United States, for providing the transportation and other emergency services to the affected area, president, Governors of the state or FMCSA may issue emergency declarations. These declarations lead to the time being suspension of few ... Read more »

Trucking company cited for lack of training, programs for work in permit-required confined spaces:

November 6, 2013
A trucking company was recently cited by OSHA for violating the health and safety rules up to 11 in number and one out of them was done willingly. This was done because of lack of their confined space program and other dangers at the work place. This issue got attention after the death of a worker who was cleaning a tank without any training and this lead to his death because of ... Read more »

FMCSA officially exempts short-haul drivers from break requirement:

November 4, 2013
According to the policies of FMCSA, a rule regarding compulsory break requirement was set for short- haul drivers. According to the rule of FMCSA, that driver who meets up the requirements of the short- haul exception of 150 air mile is not required to act in accordance with break of 30 minutes. The above mentioned rule is the answer of a decision made by U.S court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ... Read more »

FMCSA Orders “Bus Go Bus” to Immediately Cease All Commercial Vehicle Operations:

November 1, 2013
According to the orders of FMCSA, Philadelphia-based Bus Go Bus Inc. was banned to operate its commercial vehicles because its vehicles and drivers were found as huge danger for the safety of the public. Anthony Foxx, secretary of the U.S transportation, said that they can’t endanger the lives of the bus passengers and other public by inexperienced bus drivers and unsafe vehicles. He also said that safety is foremost concern for them and ... Read more »