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November 14, 2013

House Panel Sets Hours-of-Service Hearing

A House subcommittee will hold a hearing on the truck driver hours-of-service rule next week. The Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce of the Small Business Committee will question Anne Ferro, chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, on the rule.

November 7, 2013

Trucking Conditions Index Continues Positive Trend Ahead of Expected Late Year Decline

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index reading of 9.97 in September continues to show a positive environment for trucking. The index is expected to peak in October after which the full impact of the newly enacted hours-of-service rules negatively affect trucking.

October 30, 2013

House Panel Considering Hearing on Hours of Service

A House committee is considering holding a hearing on the truck driver hours-of-service rule in November. The tentative date for the hearing would be Nov. 21, sources said.

October 29, 2013

Webtech Wireless Announces 'Webtech Driver Center' for Android

Webtech Wireless Inc. announced Webtech Driver Center, which is a software platform designed for Android devices that offers a fully electronic implementation of both U.S. and Canadian hours of service (HOS/ eLogs). Webtech Driver Center also offers two-way messaging, forms, eDVIR, and numerous features that have made our award winning in-cab solutions so successful for customers.

October 28, 2013

FMCSA Grants Rest-Break Exemption to Defense Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted a rest-break exemption from the hours-of-service rules to carriers serving the Department of Defense.

October 11, 2013

FTR's August Trucking Conditions Index Improves

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index reading of 9.52 in August is a full point improvement from the July reading.

October 8, 2013

XRS Collaborates with Samsung, Verizon

XRS Corp. announced that Verizon is the official wireless provider for the company’s new collaboration with Samsung Telecommunications America. The new product – NXT – creates an integrated mobile device and software package designed specifically for the trucking industry.

October 2, 2013

One-Step E-Log Tablet Solution from J. J. Keller

J. J. Keller's Compliance Tablet is a new solution from J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. and includes a 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 with 4G coverage and pre-loaded KellerMobile app.

September 19, 2013

FMCSA Is Working on Restart Study, Foxx Says

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will release its study of the 34-hour restart rule when it has finished its analysis and review of the data...

September 17, 2013

HOS Restart Study Will Be Late

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is not going to meet the September 30 deadline for completing its study of the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule, a Hill staff member reported.

August 30, 2013

UDrove Unveils Two New Offerings

UDrove released its uDrove Pro and uDrove Prime, which will help fleets, carriers and drivers remain compliant with the MAP-21 hours-of-service rule and the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration regulation 395.15.

August 29, 2013

The Effects of the New Hours of Service

Early experience with the hours-of-service changes bear out expectations that 24-7 truckload carriers will come under pressure to add personnel, change service levels or both.

August 23, 2013

Congressmen Press for Completion of 34-Hour Restart Study

A group of congressmen are pressing the Department of Transportation for a firm date to finish a field study on the newly revised 34-hour restart provision of the hours-of-service rule.

August 19, 2013

BigRoad Announces iPhone Edition

Transportation app creator BigRoad released its electronic HOS logging solution for the iPhone platform.

August 15, 2013

EOBRs Are now ELDs

An acronym transition and other things you should know about the pending rule mandating electronic logging devices.

August 12, 2013

FMCSA Stands by Oilfield HOS Guidance, Seeks Comments on Other Exemptions

An hours-of-service guidance for oilfield haulers will remain as it is, although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it is open to applications for individual exceptions. In other HOS news, the agency is looking for comments on exempting munitions and livestock haulers from the 30-minute break requirement.

August 7, 2013

New Research Adds to Hours of Service Mix

Just as the hours of service changes take effect, here’s new research on how the rules could affect operations and safety. Two academics, Asvin Goel of Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, and Thibaut Vidal of MIT and the Centre for Research on Transportation in Montreal, studied how carriers can use route optimization to get the most out of their operations under the new rules.

August 7, 2013

FMCSA Stops Enforcing Break Requirement on Short-Haul Drivers

Moving quickly to enforce last week’s court decision on hours of service, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will no longer enforce the 30-minute break requirement for short-haul operations.

August 2, 2013

Court Upholds 34-Hour Restart, Rejects 30-Minute Break for Short-Haul Drivers

A federal appeals court generally affirmed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new hours-of-service rule. It rejected the agency’s application of the 30-minute break to short-haul drivers.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the 34-hour restart provision of the new truck driver hours-of-service rule but rejected the 30-minute break requirement for short-haul drivers.

August 1, 2013

New Hours-of-Service Rule Changes Reflected in New Driver Training Program

When it comes to DOT compliance, the more things change, the more things require updating. That’s especially true when it comes to drivers’ hours-of-service training.

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