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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

Bipartisan Truck Parking Bill Introduced in House

Bipartisan Truck Parking Bill Introduced in House

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

Regulatory Outlook 2020: Keep an Eye on Hours of Service

Regulatory Outlook 2020: Keep an Eye on Hours of Service

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

No 'Soft Enforcement' for Dec. 17 ELD Deadline: CVSA

No 'Soft Enforcement' for Dec. 17 ELD Deadline: CVSA

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, CVSA Seek Longer Comment Period for HOS Reform Proposal

ATA, CVSA Seek Longer Comment Period for HOS Reform Proposal

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

Don't Wait Until the Last Minute to Switch to ELDs

Don't Wait Until the Last Minute to Switch to ELDs

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

Feds: No Need to Pay Truck Drivers for Off-Duty Time Spent in Sleeper Berth
Lawmakers Seek to Expand Hours-of-Service Exemptions for Agricultural Commodities
California Meal and Rest Break Suit Dismissed on Basis of FMCSA Preemption Stance
FMCSA Sets June Date to Publish its Proposed Hours-of-Service Changes
FMCSA Chief Says ELD Data May Shape Agency’s HOS Changes

FMCSA Chief Says ELD Data May Shape Agency’s HOS Changes

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

DOT Preempts California Meal and Rest Break Rules, Citing Impact on Interstate Commerce
ELD Lessons Learned

ELD Lessons Learned

Two compliance experts weigh in on key enforcement issues for electronic logs.

November 16, 2018

ATA’s Manning Highlights Trucking Lobby’s Top 7 Priorities
Aviation Bill Sailing on Without Trucking Rest-Break Rider
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