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Restart Change Now in Effect
Restart Change Now in Effect

December 17, 2014
The pre-2013 34-hour restart rule is now in effect. On Tuesday President Obama signed the 2015 appropriations bill, which contains a provision suspending...

ATA Prevails in Restart Fight
ATA Prevails in Restart Fight

December 14, 2014
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...

34-Hour Restart Likely to Be Suspended, Studied
34-Hour Restart Likely to Be Suspended, Studied

December 10, 2014
Trucking interests are close to victory in their fight to suspend the current 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule. The appropriations...

Fight Over 34-Hour Restart Heats Up as Deadline Nears
Fight Over 34-Hour Restart Heats Up as Deadline Nears

December 8, 2014
With Congress up against a December 11 deadline to pass an appropriations bill, trucking interests and safety groups are battling over an amendment that...

Obama Immigration Action Could Increase Pool of Truck Drivers
Obama Immigration Action Could Increase Pool of Truck Drivers

December 2, 2014
President Obama’s move to let some undocumented immigrants stay in the country clears the way for them to become professional truck drivers, but that path...

Survey: Electronic Logs Don't Lead to More Driver Harassment
Survey: Electronic Logs Don't Lead to More Driver Harassment

November 13, 2014
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...

Carriers Look for HOS Flexibility to Ease Port Congestion
Carriers Look for HOS Flexibility to Ease Port Congestion

November 12, 2014
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....

FMCSA Wants Stricter Prescription Narcotics Restrictions
FMCSA Wants Stricter Prescription Narcotics Restrictions

October 28, 2014
Truck drivers who use prescribed narcotics should not be allowed to drive, say the doctors who advise the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. That...

Sleeper Pilot Program on Track for 2016
Sleeper Pilot Program on Track for 2016

October 28, 2014
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...

Driver Use of Schedule II Drugs Gets Scrutiny
Driver Use of Schedule II Drugs Gets Scrutiny

October 24, 2014
The doctors who advise the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are recommending closer scrutiny of drivers using Schedule II drugs, such as...

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