January 20, 2016 - Industry News
The acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration told a Senate panel that the mandated study of the effectiveness of the agency’s Carrier Safety Accountability scoring program is slated to begin next month.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, HOS
December 16, 2015 - Product News
McLeod Software’s fleet management platform LoadMaster will now connect with the Teletrac Fleet Director hours of service platform.
Tags: Fleet Management Software, Teletrac, HOS, LoadMaster, McLeod Software, ELDs, Telematics
September 4, 2015 - Press Release
GPS Insight announced the release of the new GPS Insight Hours of Service solution enabling organizations with a paperless Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliant system.
Tags: FMCSA, GPS Insight, HOS, Big Data
July 30, 2015 - Industry News
FMCSA has voiced its support of a U.S. Government Accountability Office report that examined the hours-of-service changes that were implemented in 2013.
Tags: FMCSA, GAO, Fatigue, HOS
June 26, 2015 - Product News
GE Capital Fleet Services has announced a contract with Verizon Networkfleet to offer customers an electronic truck-compliance system for the upcoming electronic hours of service regulation requirements.
Tags: Information Technology, J.J. Keller, GE Capital Fleet Services, HOS, eLogs, Verizon Networkfleet
April 29, 2015 - Industry News
The 34-hour restart provisions for truck drivers, which currently remain under suspension, had a negative impact on motor-carrier safety when they were in effect by driving up crash risk, per a new ATRI research study.
Tags: HOS, ATRI, 34-Hour Restart, Crash Risk, Hours of Service
April 21, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is still seeking volunteer truck drivers for its 34-hour restart study.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, 34-Hour Restart, Restart Study
April 13, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: HOS, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Freight Capacity, Freight Rates, Hours of Service
February 5, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, HOS, 34-Hour Restart
January 15, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, 34 hour restart
January 13, 2015 - Product News
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.
Tags: J.J. Keller, HOS, E-logs, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service
January 13, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service
December 30, 2014 - Product News
PeopleNet announced that it has updated its software to suspend the July 1, 2013 34-hour restart provisions.
Tags: PeopleNet, HOS, 34-Hour Restart
December 29, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, HOS, Truck Orders
December 14, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: ATA, Congress, HOS, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service, American Trucking Associations
December 10, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: ATA, Congress, HOS, OOIDA, CVSA, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, 34 hour restart
November 21, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association, Regulations, Drivers, Safety & Compliance
November 18, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, Household Goods Movers
November 13, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, HOS, ELDs, Hours of Service
November 12, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, Ports, Regulations, Port Trucking, Safety & Compliance
October 28, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, Sleepers
September 10, 2014 - Industry News
Truck Smart Parking Services Inc. and the infrastructure firm HNTB have struck a deal to take the Truck Parking Information and Management System nationwide.
Tags: HOS, Truck Parking, Drivers, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance, Truckstops
September 5, 2014 - Industry News
The Michigan Department of Transportation has activated the Truck Parking Information and Management System on a section of Interstate 94 in southwest Michigan.
Tags: Michigan, HOS, Truck Parking, Interstate 94, Highways
July 1, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Comments on the proposed Electronic Logging Device mandate cover the full spectrum of reactions, from outrage and disdain at Big Brother government to applause for a sensible and long-overdue safety rule.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, HOS, OOIDA, CVSA, ELDs, Hours of Service, Regulations
June 23, 2014 - Industry News
Former FMCSA Administrator Annette Sandberg supports the trucking industry's push for a study on the impact of the current restart provision while rolling the restart rules back to pre-July 2013. Sandberg says the trucking industry supports suspending the restart restrictions because they believe that good public policy comes from good data and a good understancfing of the facts, not from emotional appeals.
Tags: FMCSA, Congress, HOS, Safety & Compliance, 34-Hour Restart
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