SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the federal Environmental Protection Agency are considering changing the guidelines for OEMs to certify compliance for 2011 and future SCR (selective catalytic reduction) engines, says a CARB spokesman.
In May, PSP (Pre-Employment Screening Program) information became available to drivers and motor carriers. PSP information consists of records from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Motor Carrier Information System (MCMIS) and contains the most recent five years of crash data and three years of roadside inspection data from the FMCSA MCMIS system.
As truckers, your bodies take a pounding from the road, so you know a thing or two about being in pain. You also know about having to work day after day, putting your pain on the back burner while you make a living. That takes a gritty, everyday kind of courage.
With all the talk pro and con about the proposed legislation that could lead to heavier trucks on the nation’s interstate system (and perhaps U.S. and state highways as well), we thought it prudent to check in with some motor carrier friends.
Sometimes it seems that trying to understand what the federal government is doing in relation to driver health, specifically sleep apnea, is a little like the blind men who were examining the elephant.