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House Bill Would Suspend 34-Hour Restart Pending Review
House Bill Would Suspend 34-Hour Restart Pending Review

October 31, 2013
A trio of House legislators introduced a bill that would suspend the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule, pending an assessment by the...

The Effects of the New Hours of Service
The Effects of the New Hours of Service

August 29, 2013
Early experience with the hours-of-service changes bear out expectations that 24-7 truckload carriers will come under pressure to add personnel, change...

After the Hours-of-Service Ruling: Research on 34-Hour Restart, Action on Capitol Hill
After the Hours-of-Service Ruling: Research on 34-Hour Restart, Action on Capitol Hill

August 20, 2013
Even as a federal court was recently upholding most of the hours of service rules, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been working on a...

Ferro Responds to Critics of Zero Truck Fatality Goal During TRB
Ferro Responds to Critics of Zero Truck Fatality Goal During TRB

January 15, 2014
Is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s goal of zero truck-related fatalities an ideology or an appropriate aspiration?

FMCSA Getting Closer to Decision on Crash Accountability
FMCSA Getting Closer to Decision on Crash Accountability

September 3, 2013
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has finished its analysis of crash accountability and is now reviewing the work in preparation for public...

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

July 11, 2013
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...

New Research Adds to Hours of Service Mix
New Research Adds to Hours of Service Mix

August 7, 2013
Just as the hours of service changes take effect, here’s new research on how the rules could affect operations and safety. Two academics, Asvin Goel of...

House Panel Sets Hours-of-Service Hearing
House Panel Sets Hours-of-Service Hearing

November 14, 2013
A House subcommittee will hold a hearing on the truck driver hours-of-service rule next week. The Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce of the Small...

New Study Puts Spotlight on FMCSA Insurance Requirement
New Study Puts Spotlight on FMCSA Insurance Requirement

June 6, 2013
A group of trucking companies released research indicating that the federal insurance requirement for the industry is too low, but others such as ATA and...

Higher Fines Are Among FMCSA Rule Changes
Higher Fines Are Among FMCSA Rule Changes

October 1, 2013
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is implementing a number of rule changes required by last year’s highway law, including higher fines for...

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