Since the CVSA Out-of-Service criteria went into effect, less than 1% (4,720) of all driver inspections (559,940) have resulted in the driver being cited for operating without an ELD or grandfathered AOBRD.
By law, commercial motor vehicle drivers must use safety belts, according to Section 392.16 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. In 2016, there was a 1.5% increase in the number of truck drivers in fatal crashes who
were not wearing a safety belt.
Many states that have passed hand-held phone bans and texting bans provide for various exemptions for emergencies, law enforcement personnel, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, state DOT employees, etc.
Although labor issues remain a significant challenge for respondents in the National Private Truck Council's annual survey, they continued to report retention and turnover performance far better than their for-hire colleagues.
Heavy-duty truck driver and tractor-trailer driver wages and employment rates vary greatly by state.
Looking at the average price of the benchmark sleeper tractor sold through the two largest nationwide no-reserve auction companies, Class 8 auction volume increased in June.
While both tractor and trailer sales saw a surge in October of 2019, those numbers quickly started dropping, with a COVID-19-related low in April 2020 of 1,680 tractors and 209 trailers.
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