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April 21, 2015

FMCSA Still Seeking Drivers for 34-Hour Restart Study

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is still seeking volunteer truck drivers for its 34-hour restart study.

April 13, 2015

Trucking Conditions Index Drops As Capacity Utilization Softens

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index for February fell slightly in February to a reading of 7.4, reflecting a softening capacity utilization caused by fluctuating diesel prices and the suspension of controversial provisions of the 34-hour restart.

March 24, 2015

What It's Like To Eliminate Paper Logs

Tank carrier Langer Transport tossed aside paper driver logs for good this January, opting to switch over to an automated hours-of-service application from Omnitracs LLC.

February 5, 2015

VTTI Tasked with HOS Restart Study

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is heading the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s study of the 34-hour restart provision of the Hours of Service rule for truck drivers.

January 15, 2015

FMCSA Wants Drivers, Carriers for Restart Study

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is recruiting drivers and carriers to participate in a study of the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule.

January 13, 2015

J.J. Keller Updates E-Log System for Restart Suspension

J.J. Keller updated its Encompass E-Log System to reflect the recent 34-hour restart suspension, the company announced. The restart suspension is in effect until at least Sept. 30, 2015.

January 13, 2015

Restart Study on Track to Start This Month

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is on track to launch its study of the 34-hour restart, said Martin Walker, chief of the agency’s research division.

January 5, 2015

Garmin Navigators Customize Routes for Individual Trucks

Garmin International released two new navigators in two different sizes designed to assist truckers on the road with truck specific features. The 5-inch dezl 570 and 7-inch dezl 770 feature route shaping, points of interest and simple truck profiles.

December 30, 2014

PeopleNet Updates Software for Restart Suspension

PeopleNet announced that it has updated its software to suspend the July 1, 2013 34-hour restart provisions.

December 29, 2014

Demand For Class 8 Trucks Strong in November

ACT Research found that demand for Class 8 trucks remained high in November with 40,925 units ordered. It was the fifth best month since the research company began collecting data in the 1980s.

December 14, 2014

ATA Prevails in Restart Fight

American Trucking Associations won its fight against the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule. On Saturday night the Senate passed and sent to President Obama a bill that replaces the controversial restart with an earlier, less restrictive, version while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration does more research on the issue.

December 10, 2014

Reaction to Restart Suspension Includes Enforcement Concerns

As Congress moves toward suspension of the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule, some trucking groups applaud the move while police worry about how they will enforce the change.

December 8, 2014

Alertness Detection System Monitors Tired Drivers

The InterCore Driver Alertness Detection System is a cloud based service that monitors driver alertness in real time using a camera linked to a smartphone.

November 21, 2014

Specialized Carriers Seek Exemption from 30-Minute Break Requirement

The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for relief from the provision, which says drivers must take a half-hour break in an 8-hour shift.

November 18, 2014

Movers Seek Exemption from 14-Hour Limit

The International Association of Movers, a global trade association representing van lines and others, asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to let drivers work after the 14th hour in certain circumstances.

November 13, 2014

Survey: Electronic Logs Don't Lead to More Driver Harassment

Few truck drivers feel they are harassed by their employers or shippers, and drivers who use electronic logs experience no more harassment than those who use paper logs. Those are the key findings of a survey by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

November 12, 2014

Carriers Look for HOS Flexibility to Ease Port Congestion

Trucking interests are preparing a request for temporary flexibility in the hours of service rules to help ease the congestion that is plaguing major ports. “We need some relief now,” said Curtis Whalen, executive director of the American Trucking Associations Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference.

October 28, 2014

Sleeper Pilot Program on Track for 2016

It will take another year to launch a pilot program to see if drivers can safely split their sleeper berth rest time. The option is being pushed by carriers and drivers who believe more flexible rules could actually reduce driver fatigue.

September 10, 2014

Truck Parking Notification System to Go Nationwide

Truck Smart Parking Services Inc. and the infrastructure firm HNTB have struck a deal to take the Truck Parking Information and Management System nationwide.

September 5, 2014

Michigan Adds Truck Parking System to I-94

The Michigan Department of Transportation has activated the Truck Parking Information and Management System on a section of Interstate 94 in southwest Michigan.

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