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June 30, 2013

Tightening of Capacity Coming from New HOS

A recent survey by Transport Capital Partners shows three-quarters of carriers are expecting lower utilization with the new hours-of-service regulations.

June 27, 2013

Tightening of Capacity Coming from New HOS

An expectation of capacity tightening comes as carriers report how they will respond to new HOS regulations taking effect on July 1. The way their shippers work to minimize the impact of these changes will also affect this lowering utilization.

June 27, 2013

Hours of Service: Resetting the Clock

With just days to go before the scheduled implementation of the new and more restrictive hours of service rules, fleets and drivers need to be asking if their electronic onboard recording devices are ready for the change.

June 27, 2013

Webtech Wireless Introduces New HOS Rule Compliance Software

Webtech Wireless Inc., a provider of vehicle fleet location-based services and telematics technology, announced the release of updates to its Quadrant software and hardware in compliance with new Hours-of-Service rules for transport carriers operating in the United States continuing to provide strict rule adherence tools and functions to its customers.

June 18, 2013

"Somewhat Contentious" Hearing on Hours of Service, EOBRs Also Discussed

The hearing by the House Highways Subcommittee offered the major contenders in the perpetual HOS wars a chance to air their complaints, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration the chance to defend itself.

June 14, 2013

New Hours-of-Service: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers

The clock is ticking down toward July 1, when truck drivers and carriers must comply with new hours-of-service rules, but a lot of questions about them remain. Below is an outline of the rules and some frequently asked questions, courtesy of the New Jersey Motor Truck Association.

June 10, 2013

4 Ways Technology Can Reduce Your Cost-per-Mile

Fleet managers understand that reducing cost-per-mile (CPM) by a single penny means huge savings, considering the number of miles a fleet drives each year. Here's how technology can help.

May 15, 2013

FTR Shippers Conditions Index for March Improves

FTR Associates’ Shippers Conditions Index for March eased from February’s level of -9.5 reading to a current reading of -7.3, indicating a slightly improved but still negative environment for shippers, which conversely means an improved environment for carriers.

May 1, 2013

Hours of Service Reg Likely to Take Effect As-Is, NPTC Legal Counsel Says

Revised hours-of-service rules being contested by trucking and outside parties will probably be adopted as presented by federal authorities, the National Private Trucking Council’s staff lawyer, Rick Schweitzer, told attendees at the group’s annual meeting this week in Cincinnati.

April 10, 2013

Complete Innovations Launches Action Tracker HOS for Android Tablets

Complete Innovations introduces Fleet Complete Action Tracker HOS, an Android application that fully automates hours of service and driver’s vehicle inspection activities, and replaces the manual paperwork with an automatic digital logbook.

March 15, 2013

House Panel Takes on Size and Weight, Logs, HOS

Legislators homed in on top trucking issues such as truck sizes and weights, electronic logs and driver hours of service at a House hearing yesterday.

March 1, 2013

Skirmish Continues Over HOS Start Date

Lawyers at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and American Trucking Associations are sniping at each other over the start date of the new hours-of-service rule.

March 1, 2013

ATA Criticizes FMCSA Rejection of HOS Delay Request

American Trucking Associations officials criticized the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for rejecting a request to delay implementation of its embattled hours-of-service rule.



January 28, 2013

ATA Wants to Extend Hours of Service Start Date

American Trucking Associations is asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to push back the start date of the new hours of service rule.

January 18, 2013

Split Sleep Schedule Found Better than Daytime Sleep

A new study indicates that a split sleep schedule is a better alternative than consolidated sleep during the day. The study compared two 5-hour sleep periods, from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., to consolidated sleep periods at night and during the day

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