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June 17, 2013

New Research Claims Flaws in HOS Restart Benefit

The American Transportation Research Institute on Monday released the findings of its assessment of the regulatory impact analysis used by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to justify changes to the 34-hour restart provision, scheduled to take effect July 1.

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.

May 22, 2013

Telogis Expands Mobile Abilities

Telogis is expanding its mobile suite of applications this week during its annual Latitude business conference, with the release of Telogis Navigation 4.5 and WorkPlan 2.0, as well as Telogis Vehicle-as-a-Hub and Telogis Coach.

May 21, 2013

Log Mandate Could Push Late Adopters of Technology

The pending mandate for electronic logging could pave the way for more mobile productivity systems in smaller fleets, said Norm Ellis, vice president of sales and marketing for Qualcomm’s Omnitracs.

May 17, 2013

7 Tips for Teaching New Log Rules

New hours of service rules go into effect July 1. Are you ready? The American Trucking Associations has published an easy-to-use, free tipsheet to help you help your drivers understand the new HOS rules.

April 23, 2013

Hours of Service: Back to Basics

Hours-of-service compliance is centered on two areas, limits and logs. Both drivers and carriers are held responsible for compliance with these regulations. If you're an independent owner-operator, that means you're both the driver and the carrier.

March 27, 2013

Survey Shows Fleet Use of E-logs, CSA Compliance Methods and Costs along with Expansion Plans

Newly released results from a survey of fleets show more are adopting e-logs to monitor driver compliance with hours-of-service regulations. The survey also reveals what they are doing and how much it costs to comply with the CSA program, as well as plans for adding capacity that include more plan to add independent contractor drivers.

March 25, 2013

FMCSA Orders Two Carriers, One Driver to Cease Operating

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week ordered two trucking companies and one driver to stop operating as imminent hazards to public safety. The orders were triggered by flagrant disregard for hours of service and other safety regulations.

March 21, 2013

Legislators Push FMCSA to Reconsider Hours Deadline Decision

Transportation legislators in the Senate and House are pressing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief Anne Ferro to reconsider her decision not to postpone the effective date of the hours of service rule.

March 21, 2013

House Leaders Ask LaHood to Delay HOS Rule for Three Months

A bipartisan group of House transportation leaders is asking Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to postpone the effective date of the new hours of service rule.

March 18, 2013

Court Hears Oral Arguments in New HOS Rules Challenges

A court heard oral arguments Friday in a legal move attempting to stop the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s plan to implement revised hours-of-service regulations, but there is no indication if the three-judge panel in the District of Columbia will issue a decision before the new rules take effect.

March 6, 2013

TCA Fleet Panel Sees Drop in Driver Applications, But Positive Signs on Economy, Freight, Rates

The driver shortage is already intensifying, with the number of both new and experienced driver applicants down over the last couple of months, as economic signs lead to improved optimism about increases in freight and rates this year, according to a panel discussion of three major truckload executives Tuesday at the Truckload Carriers Conference annual convention in Las Vegas.

February 7, 2013

FTR Trucking Conditions Index Remains at Normal Recovery Level

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for December came in with a reading of 8.38, which the transportation forecasting group says is reflective of the current good environment for truckers.

January 24, 2013

House Transportation Committee Sets Agenda

Trucking issues rank high on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee agenda for the coming year. The committee, which met earlier this week to set its oversight plan and confirm leadership positions, will be keeping an eye on national freight policy, on tolling activities in the states, on the CSA safety enforcement program and on the hours-of-service rule

January 13, 2013

DOE Asks for HOS Break Rules Exemption

The U.S. Department of Energy is requesting an exemption from the 30-minute rest break provision of the hours-of-service regulations

December 14, 2012

Court Schedules Oral Arguments in Hours of Service Case

Oral arguments in the lawsuit challenging the hours of service rule will be held March 15 at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. It typically takes the court two to three months to rule following arguments, which means it should hand down its decision before the new HOS rule is scheduled to take effect in July

February 14, 2012

The New Hours Rule: Did FMCSA Find A Sweet Spot?

Almost no one is happy about the new hours of service rule. Maybe that means the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made the moves that will lead to stability, at long last. Or maybe not.

January 1, 2008

Washington Report: Hours Rule Remains In Effect Pending Another Court Decision

Our man in Washington reports on wireless and trucking, FMCSA wireless roadside inspections, and hours of service rules

January 1, 2006

HOS: Here And There

New Canadian hours of service rules are much the same as in the U.S. - but they're more flexible.

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