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Did FMCSA get Hours of Service Right This Time?

Did FMCSA get Hours of Service Right This Time?

Did FMCSA get its revisions to the Hours of Service rule right this time? To find out, HDT Talks Trucking put that question to Jerad Childress of Childress Law PLLC and Truck Safe Consulting and to Chris Woody, safety manager for Nashville-based M&W Logistics.

July 22, 2021

Study: The Dangers of Distracted Truck Drivers

Study: The Dangers of Distracted Truck Drivers

The most distracted truck drivers are nearly 72% more likely to be involved in a “near collision” than other drivers, according to new data insights released July 22 by Omnitracs.

July 22, 2021

FMCSA to Study Crimes against Minority Male and Female Truckers
Entry-Level Driver Training Rule: To Be Continued?

Entry-Level Driver Training Rule: To Be Continued?

Word inside the Beltway indicates that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will delay implementation of its final rule on national minimum-training standards for entry-level drivers.

December 2, 2019

Study: Major Split Between Truck Driver Urinalysis and Hair-Testing for Drugs
Driver Shortage or High Churn: A Problem by Either Name

Driver Shortage or High Churn: A Problem by Either Name

A government official expert at analyzing labor trends contends that trucking is not experiencing a driver shortage, rather she sees the problem as one of painful turnover in one segment of the industry.

September 11, 2019

Feds: No Need to Pay Truck Drivers for Off-Duty Time Spent in Sleeper Berth
ATA: Truck Driver Shortage Threatens Supply Chain
FMCSA Looking at Wider Pilot to Study Allowing Younger Interstate Truck Drivers
House Being Lobbied by 42 Groups to Pass Younger Trucker Bill
OOIDA: States Should Review Pitfalls of ELD Rule

OOIDA: States Should Review Pitfalls of ELD Rule

Inspired perhaps by a recent action taken by the Attorney General of Indiana, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has requested that “top officials from each state seriously review potential problems anticipated with enforcement” of the electronic logging device mandate.

December 7, 2017

FMCSA: Two New Rules Would Help Ease Truck Driver Shortage
House Bills Seek to Ease Veterans’ Path into Trucking

House Bills Seek to Ease Veterans’ Path into Trucking

Acting in bipartisan fashion, as it often does, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved two bills on May 24 intended to make it easier for military personnel and veterans to obtain Commercial Driver Licenses.

May 25, 2017

Backing off Back Pain

Backing off Back Pain

Back pain is the bane of many whose jobs involve a lot of sitting at a desk or other work station. But that misery is compounded when the sitting is behind the wheel of a truck.

March 22, 2016

Driver-Coercion Rule Takes Effect on Jan. 29
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