Latest posts about Hours of Service
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Truck Driver Burnout: Ways Carriers Can Fight Stress-Related Turnover
January 11, 2023
This whitepaper covers the main points of stressors that truck drivers experience and how to mitigate burnout, slowing turnover.
Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal-aid for Truck Parking Infrastructure Improvements
January 11, 2023
States may receive millions to improve truck parking infrastructure - how should they spend the money?
Feds look to streamline CDL process while DOT rejects HOS challenge claims
February 14, 2022
The federal government is looking into speeding up the process in which Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs) are issued. At the same time, the federal government ruled against revisions to the hours-of-service (HOS) requirements, citing that safety groups gave no basis for changes that would have provided more flexibility to drivers.
Feds Tap the Brakes on Trucking Regulations
November 8, 2021
Economic recovery and pandemic relief upstage harsher rules on truckers, as the overall industry applauds productivity goals. In the meantime, big environmental rules loom at EPA, while one large TL carrier wants to speed up the process to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License.
Relief for Supply Chains Hit By Truck Driver Shortages?
October 27, 2021
Paradoxically, truck drivers are both scarce and underutilized; optimizing drivers’ time can address both problems.
International Roadcheck Set for May 4-6, 2021, with Emphasis on Lighting and Hours of Service
May 4, 2021
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has set May 4-6, 2021, as the dates for this year’s International Roadcheck, over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will conduct inspections on commercial motor vehicles and drivers.
New HOS tweaks in effect with flexibility lauded on 30-minute driver rest breaks
September 29, 2020
The latest tweaks to the 83-year-old truck driver hours of service regulations went into effect Sept. 29 as the Transportation Department’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) attempts to build in flexibility to a monolithic regulation covering some 3.5 million long-haul truckers.
FMCSA issues long-awaited final hours-of-service rule
May 14, 2020
FMCSA Acting Administrator Jim Mullen explained that this ruling is the result of listening to all industry stakeholders, including the motor carrier industry, truckers, safety advocates, law enforcement, and state partners.
FMCSA extends HOS COVID-19-related emergency declaration through May 15
April 9, 2020
The Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said yesterday that its national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has been extended through May 15, 2020 or until the revocation of the Presidentially-declared COVID-19 national emergency.
Acting FMCSA chief says progress is being made on final HOS rule
March 4, 2020
While the motor carrier hours-of-service (HOS) final rule has ostensibly been on the back burner since the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) geared towards HOS rule changes, with an emphasis on increasing safety through updating existing commercial motor vehicle driver regulations last August, it appears now that the wheels may be turning on the potential next steps for a final rule.
Trucking Regulations Update: MORE RED TAPE
November 11, 2019
New HOS tweaks top the list of regulatory changes heading into 2020. Carriers say flexibility is key to effective industry regulation covering the niche sectors that make up this dominant, $700 billion industry.
U.S. Transportation Department Moves to Ease Hours-of-Service Rules for Truckers
July 8, 2019
The U.S. Transportation Department is poised to relax the federal regulations that govern how many hours a day truckers can be behind the wheel, interest groups have lobbied to make the rigid “hours of service” rules more flexible.
How Blockchain Data Will Help Truckers Stay HOS Compliant and Remain Competitive
February 25, 2019
As 2019 starts with uncertainty over Hours of Service regulations, blockchain technology will become the go-to solution for truckers wanting faster, better business management.
Electronic Logging Device Mandate Puts Spotlight on New Hours of Service Regulations
August 31, 2018
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on revising four specific areas of current hours-of-service regulations, which limit the operating hours of commercial truck drivers.
Fleet Management Pressures Demand Unified View of Data
January 16, 2018
To cope with increased regulatory and business complexity, companies need a better, more complete handle on driver and asset information—or risk paying stiff fines.