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Electronic Logging Device Mandate Puts Spotlight on New Hours of Service Regulations

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.

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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.

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.

While the Trump administration works to water down some trucking regulations, states are more aggressive than ever in their pursuit of more revenue.

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear praised the inclusion of a permanent hours-of-service restart fix in Congress’ bipartisan Continuing Resolution regarding budget funding in a House Appropriations Committee action to keep the federal government funded through April 17, 2017.

The recent electronic logging device (ELD) mandate has raised concerns on how it will affect the marketplace.

Transportation sourcing and management is critical to your company’s success.

Times are changing in the motor carrier industry. Today, shippers need to pick the safest carriers and manage their own risks to drive down costs over the long term.

There are three main moving parts that could impact how HOS ends up this fall: The release of the study, the 2016 funding bill for transportation, housing, and urban development, and the infrastructure/highway/transportation bill.

UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute study identifies ways companies could mitigate those costs. She noted that many of those businesses are incorporating some new initiatives.

I saw a news report that said truck driving is the easiest, most available type of job you can get today, and the least attractive job there is. Detention is one big reason.

Being a Shipper of Choice is demonstrating a desire to partner with the carriers that support your business and in turn, allow you to support theirs.

Shippers and transportation intermediaries are opposing a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposal designed against putting undue pressure on truck drivers to violate hours of service and other rules.

The UT study surveyed 417 companies and found that 58 percent of them expected an increase in their carrier rates. They anticipated passing on the costs to their customers in the long term.

The Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations bill, to be signed by President Obama this week, suspends certain HOS rules that went into effect on July 1, 2013.

The grim reality is that since the new HOS rule became effective, trucking stakeholders are experiencing losses between 3 percent and 9 percent, with many more shippers anticipating that the deficit to be in the upper end of that range.