This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending October 31, 2020.
We welcome your comments, thoughts and feedback on the items of your choice below.
According to this article, "Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of setting the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural daylight."
Although the observance has changed over the years, in the USA, DST:
According to this article:
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 1, so make sure your clock and alarm are set to the right times.
Many computers, cell phones, atomic clocks, and other electronic devices may auto-adjust from standard time to Daylight Saving Time or back.
If any of your devices do not auto-adjust, remember:
"spring forward, fall back."
These are some of the most recent articles about the federal Hours of Service regulations:
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) revealed the Top 10 trucking industry issues for 2020 from both motor carriers and truckers.
Please observe how preventable these accidents were and endeavor never to repeat them.
As a courtesy to help keep you informed, here are some of the most recent articles about autonomous trucks.
The General Election is coming up on Tuesday, November 3.
Do you remember the angst associated with the FMCSA allowing ELD manufacturers to "self-certify" their products?
Well, an October 26, 2020, article states that Transport Canada Names First ELD Certification Body, "to help ensure the devices are not prone to tampering."
In other words, Canada completely outshines the USA regarding ELD certification!
FMCSA, are you listening? This is what you should have done!
We honor those who deserve honor:
My husband Mike and I wish you -- and all professional truck drivers -- safe travels and lots of money saving opportunities on the road.