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Doubts Mount on Supply of Medical Examiners

Doc’s May be Scarce in Some Parts; Drivers Fork Over More?

 

There were some hushed comments between steering meeting members after remarks by Larry Minor, associate administrator for policy at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, regarding a rulemaking on the potentially life-threatening condition known as sleep apnea.

Minor told a packed house at ATA headquarters in early April that it may not be until 2019 when a rulemaking emerges, if then. A lot of eyeballs are expected to focus on it. Not only are special interest groups curious and motivated over what it might say, but more attention will be given to it by medical examiners. They hold the key to whether a driver should be disqualified because of the condition associated with obesity.

 

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We often talk about large loads on Alaska highways, and here’s a video of a load that traveled the Parks Highway last week. This load was 215 feet long overall, 21 feet wide and 18 feet high and had a preliminary weight estimate of 410,000 pounds.

The ability to move goods across the state is a vital part of Alaska’s economy. We build infrastructure in our state to be able to accommodate such loads.

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(Video by John Paulson, ADOT&PF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the offical website for the Alaska Trucking Association!

 

ATA has been serving the needs of the state’s trucking industry for over 50 years. ATA is one of the few organizations promoting and protecting the interests of the transportation industry before the legislature, administrative agencies and courts. ATA has partnered with the Division of Motor Vehicles to provide titling, registration, driving records and many other DMV services without the long wait time of going to the DMV. Our Association also provides many services which improve the efficiency of our member’s operations. Visit our services page for more information about how ATA can help your company.

 

Our members cover all ends of the spectrum, from suppliers to owner-operators to carriers that run millions of miles a year. If you aren’t currently a member, complete and mail in a membership application today!