Posted at: 03/11/2013 12:50 PM
By: Associated Press
New York Sen. Charles Schumer says new rules are planned to prevent trucks and buses from striking low bridge underpasses.
Schumer is on Long Island today to announce changes from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
The senator notes that GPS devices often lead trucks onto roads that forbid commercial vehicles. Parkways on Long Island and New York's northern suburbs are among those that ban commercial traffic.
Schumer says much of the problem is attributed to misused GPS systems.
Schumer says the federal transportation officials will begin distributing official recommendations about the proper use of GPS devices in commercial motor vehicles.
Tips will include instructions to input the size, axle weight and other important details of the commercial truck into the GPS.
The FMCSA also will provide additional training.