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July 12, 2013

FMCSA Changes Instructions for Off-Duty Time

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has simplified its instructions for driver off-duty time, issuing a new "guidance" regarding the need to get instructions from employers.

July 11, 2013

An Early Take on the Impact of the Hours of Service Changes

It is too soon to measure the full impact of the changes in the hours of service rule, but the carriers that will be most affected are high-output truckload fleets that have drivers out on the road for weeks at a time, says Noel Perry, an economist with FTR Associates.

July 11, 2013

Inadequate Rates of Return Keeping Fleets from Buying

Many carriers still not seeing adequate rates of return, nor any relief in their ability to renegotiate accessorial charges, according to the 2nd quarter industry survey by Transport Capital Partners.

July 8, 2013

FMCSA Grants 30-Minute Break Waiver to Livestock Haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Thursday is expected to publish its granting of a limited 90-day waiver from the 30-minute rest break provision of the federal hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for the transportation of livestock.

July 3, 2013

Blue Tree Systems Enhances HOS Driver Advisory Tool to Reflect New HOS Regulations

Blue Tree Systems Inc., a provider of reefer monitoring, trailer tracking and in-cab fleet management solutions, announced it has completed implementation of new software updates to its HOS Advisor tool to reflect new driver Hours-of-Service regulations, which came into effect on July 1.

July 3, 2013

VDO RoadLog EOBR Fleet Software Ready To Meet Latest HOS Regulations

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has upgraded the software for its VDO RoadLog Electronic On Board Recorder in time to meet the July 1 compliance deadline set by FMSCA for Hours-Of-Service regulations.

July 1, 2013

PeopleNet Says it's Compliant with Revised Hours of Service Rules

PeopleNet announced that its fleet mobility solutions are in full compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s hours-of-service of Drivers Final Rule for transport carriers operating under United States regulations.

July 1, 2013

New Hours of Service Enforcement Begins Today

It’s the day many in trucking have dreaded. July 1 is the day updated hours of service regulations go into effect. Here's some information to help you make sense of the changes.

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.

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