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Survey: Fleets Facing Hours of Service Challenges

Survey: Fleets Facing Hours of Service Challenges

A recent survey conducted by the J. J. Keller Center for Market Insights shows that fleets are facing challenges from the recent hours-of-service (HOS) rule changes, while also identifying some benefits to the new rules.

November 2, 2020

FMCSA Pushes Ahead with Initatives on Younger Drivers, Autonomous Trucks, and More
J. J. Keller’s Free HoS Guide, Checklist Reduce Risk

J. J. Keller’s Free HoS Guide, Checklist Reduce Risk

With the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hours-of-service update recently taking effect, J. J. Keller is now offering a free step-by-step guide to ensure that your fleet is in compliance with the new and previous HOS regulations, as well as a new checklist.

October 21, 2020

New Hours of Service Rules Take Effect Sept. 29
Understanding the New 30-Minute Break Rule

Understanding the New 30-Minute Break Rule

Roughly two years in the making, the new federal hours-of-service (HOS) rules have arrived. They could provide drivers with a lot more flexibility — and productivity — if applied correctly.

June 9, 2020

FMCSA Extends, Expands ‘Essential’ Goods Exemption

FMCSA Extends, Expands ‘Essential’ Goods Exemption

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its Emergency Declaration providing hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide COVID-19 outbreak through May 15.

April 9, 2020

Waste Haulers Exempt from HOS Regs Amid COVID-19
FMCSA Expands Coronavirus Hours-of-Service Exemptions

FMCSA Expands Coronavirus Hours-of-Service Exemptions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration added fuel and other items to an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

March 18, 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

ELD Violations Are Down, But Drivers Still Making Simple Mistakes
Hurricane Dorian Prompts Emergency Declarations Across Southeast
Taking a Closer Look at FMCSA's Hours-of-Service Proposal

Taking a Closer Look at FMCSA's Hours-of-Service Proposal

In what the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief called a “common-sense approach,” the agency has proposed five key revisions to truck driver hours-of-service rules. More on what those changes might mean and moving on to a final rulemaking.

August 14, 2019

Proposed Hours of Service Changes Designed to Add Flexibility

Proposed Hours of Service Changes Designed to Add Flexibility

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published an eagerly awaited proposal on changes to hours of service rules that would offer more flexibility, including changes to the 30-minute break rule, allowing split sleeper berth operations, and more.

August 14, 2019

How Accurate Is FMCSA's List of Registered ELDs?

How Accurate Is FMCSA's List of Registered ELDs?

You'd think someone at DOT could spend a couple days checking out the ELD device list. That's exactly what HDT Editor-in-Chief Deborah Lockridge did and what she found was less than encouraging.

August 12, 2019