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FMCSA Recruits Drivers for HOS Study at MATS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration encouraged commercial drivers at the Mid-America Trucking Show to sign up for an hours-of-service study that aims to determine fatigue factors among truck operators.

Agency officials told Transport Topics on March 28 they had met with several drivers who were interested in participating in the paid study.

If selected, a driver would be paid nearly $2,200 for a five-month commitment. Participants would be required to operate their trucks with a camera facing inward and a camera facing the road, wear a wrist activity monitor, and keep a sleep diary and caffeine log. FMCSA also would review their electronic logging devices. Researchers are seeking about 250 drivers for the study, which must be completed by Sept. 30.

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By Eugene Mulero
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