Truck Driver Magazine, Survey finds driver shortage, HOS rules top list of trucking industry concerns; ATRI to create ELD data clearinghouse-Austin, TX – According to one study, the American Transportation Research Institute, the growing shortage of professional drivers and possible changes in working time settings make any major problems in freight transport.
Atri, a research arm of the American Trucking Association, survey results released on October 29 in the management of Conference & Expo 2018 has responded to more than 1,500 respondents with their views and operators and traffic ATA Road Truckers account for nearly 90% of the participants. .
The lack of drivers is the first question time for the second consecutive year. Concerns about the HOS rules, which were the first in 2013 – 2015, are of the utmost importance.
In the federal government’s federal register on August 23, the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Authority issued a preliminary draft regulation on VOC regulations for light truck drivers. Any planned changes to the Agency are:
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Extending up to 100 existing airline companies with a short base between 12.00 and 14.00, according to truck drivers’ rules.
Check the current 20-minute break for truck drivers after an uninterrupted eight-hour journey.
Bob Costello, chief economist at ATA, reiterated his concerns that the pilot in October 2017 warned of possible cargo leaving 50000 pilots at the end of 36,500 2016. If you do not change anything, Costello predicted a deficit of even more than 174,000 drivers after 2026, partially aging drivers, lifestyle problems and for regulatory reasons.
However, the Federation of Independent Directors of the Board of Directors disputes the validity of the alleged error. On October 25, the organization released a video on YouTube’s website, which stated Todd Spencer, its president and CEO’s comments.
OOIDA notes that the current information does not support the idea of a lack of, and instead proposes to pay attention to the difficulties faced by some of the major drivers. In October, ATA announced that the airline’s annual turnover was over $ 30 million by 98 percent. However, FMCSA estimates that 449,000 new drivers will receive an initial license at an early stage.
“You can be a profitable truck, even though the conversion was 100% as you see constantly,” Spencer tells the video. “It’s a crazy way to do business, no other company would have to sacrifice a lot of things, at least for road safety.”
On October 24, the organization launched the initiative anonymously to gather the creation of electronic equipment for recording a versatile fleet in order for the central clearing company to facilitate our industry analysis.
Interested persons can change their contact information via the ATRI website. According to the organization’s statement, ATRI plans a webinar in the Clearing House project in November.
“The new information produced by PMA can provide a lot of information and support for research in the field,” says Andrew Boyle, Board Member of Atria and Boyle Transportation Co-Chair. “But it is clear that we have a reliable way of managing and controlling the use of service data, and ATRI has a unique role to play in this role and in the least developed countries can provide information in the right context for future legislation and initiatives.”
The last regulation of the ELD FMCSA came into force on 18 December 2017 and the status quo ended on March 31st. The FMCSA granted an exemption until 7 December, when the ELD exemption was granted for the transport of animals and insects.