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
The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, if passed into law, would dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to projects that increase truck parking spaces so truck drivers can safely comply with hours-of-service regulations.
March 10, 2020
What's in store for trucking from the regulators in Washington, D.C., this year? Executive Editor David Cullen says the government wheels move slowly, but hours-of-service is among those to watch in 2020.
January 11, 2020
Time is almost finally up: All motor carriers and truck drivers subject to the electronic logging device rule must use an electronic logging device starting on Dec. 17. Don't expect any "soft enforcement."
December 3, 2019
ATA and CVSA want the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to extend the public comment period for the agency’s proposal to reform the Hours of Service rule for truck drivers. The 45-day comment period is set to end on Oct. 7.
August 28, 2019
Dec. 16, 2019, is the last day you’ll be able to take advantage of the grandfather clause that let carriers using automatic onboard recording devices hold off switching to fully compliant electronic logging devices for two years.
August 19, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor now holds that truck drivers need not be compensated for any time in which "drivers are relieved of all duties and permitted to sleep in a sleeper berth."
July 26, 2019
A newly introduced Senate bill and its reintroduced House version together amount to a solid push by agricultural interests to in effect exempt a larger number of haulers of farmed products from federal hours-of-service rules.
July 3, 2019
A federal court has determined it lacks jurisdiction to rule on a class-action suit brought against U.S. Xpress that alleges the motor carrier violated California's rules governing meal and rest breaks for commercial vehicle drivers.
May 7, 2019
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has slated publication of its notice of proposed rulemaking on changes to the Hours of Service rule for June 7.
May 3, 2019
Data from ELD-compliant operators is already informing the FMCSA's plan to propose changes to the hours-of-service rule, stated agency chief Ray Martinez in his upbeat address to members of the Truckload Carriers Association.
March 12, 2019
The FMCSA announced that it is granting petitions to preempt California’s meal and rest break rules for truck drivers, which differ from current federal hours-of-service regulations.
December 21, 2018
Two compliance experts weigh in on key enforcement issues for electronic logs.
November 16, 2018
Dave Manning, whose term as the 73rd chairman of the American Trucking Associations wraps up at the end of this month, outlined ATA’s top seven legislative and regulatory priorities as 2018 heads into 2019.
October 9, 2018
Yet again, lobbying efforts to insert language that would once and for all keep states from preempting federal motor-carrier regulations into other legislation have fallen short on Capitol Hill.
September 26, 2018