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New Hours of Service Rule Relaxes Safety, But You Don’t Have To
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

What Are Fleets Saying About the Fourth Quarter?

What Are Fleets Saying About the Fourth Quarter?

Will the fourth quarter be a field goal or a fumble? How does 2020 look from here? HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge talked to the HDT Editorial Advisory board for a snapshot of conditions and concerns.

September 30, 2019

Will Truck Driver Hours-of-Service Proposal Erase Detention Progress?

Will Truck Driver Hours-of-Service Proposal Erase Detention Progress?

In general, the proposed changes to the hours of service rules announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Aug. 14 appear to be common-sense changes that were sought by many in the industry. But one thing troubled Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge -- and some drivers as well.

August 15, 2019

Would Bringing Back the Split-Sleeper Berth Rule Compromise Driver Safety and Health?
Of Course Trucking Should Pay for Parking

Of Course Trucking Should Pay for Parking

Nobody likes having to pay for something that once came free, but we now face a crisis-level shortage of truck parking spaces in this country. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the days of free parking are over, says Equipment Editor Jim Park in his blog.

May 29, 2018

How ELDs Could Help Fix Problems with Truck Driver Hours of Service Rules

How ELDs Could Help Fix Problems with Truck Driver Hours of Service Rules

When it comes to addressing real-world problems with federal truck driver hours of service rules, we all know the government moves very slowly. The good news is, the controversial electronic logging device mandate could actually help the industry make its case. Deborah Lockridge has more in her All That's Trucking blog.

April 14, 2017

Of Spuds, Sleep, and Faulty Statistics

Of Spuds, Sleep, and Faulty Statistics

An accident that closed I-77 in North Carolina illustrates how driver fatigue is a problem that is a lot more complex than just creating regulations saying when truckers can and can’t drive — and how enforcement sometimes erroneously targets truckers in the name of safety.

May 9, 2016

For Whom the ELD Bell Tolls

For Whom the ELD Bell Tolls

It's official, finally; hours of service is going electronic. In his On the Road blog, Equipment Editor and former driver Jim Park tells fleets and owner-operators to prepare now for a cut in productivity and make the necessary adjustment to your operation while you still can.

December 10, 2015

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Local Media and Trucking

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Local Media and Trucking

From a happy trucking couple to a one-sided "investigation" of cheating on logbooks, Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge takes a look at a few of the local stories covering trucking this week in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

April 30, 2015

Pegging the BS Meter in the Restart Battle

"The American public will pay with their lives and their wallets if Congress gives in to the anti-safety agenda of trucking interests." Deborah Lockridge writes about why that and other quotes from a press release from "safety" advocates are BS in her All That's Trucking blog.

December 5, 2014

Chicago Truck Crash Triggers Scrutiny of Logbooks, Coercion

Chicago Truck Crash Triggers Scrutiny of Logbooks, Coercion

A Chicago-area truck crash that killed four has led to local attention to federal hours-of-service rules, the mandatory electronic logs proposal, and federal efforts to address coercion of drivers to break the law. Deborah Lockridge has more in her On the Road blog.

July 29, 2014

Bad Timing, Tracy Morgan Media Frenzy Bad News for Restart Opponents

Bad Timing, Tracy Morgan Media Frenzy Bad News for Restart Opponents

The crash that critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another passenger in his vehicle has generated a media frenzy about last week's move to suspend a controversial portion of the new hours of service regulations. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge looks at the situation in her All That's Trucking blog.

June 11, 2014

New HOS Rules for Pilots Humanize the Job and Make Flying Safer Too

New HOS Rules for Pilots Humanize the Job and Make Flying Safer Too

Nobody likes being told when to go to sleep and when to wake up, especially when you're not naturally inclined to do one or the other. HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park lived with trucking's hours of service rules for 20 years, and in this On the Road blog post, he compares trucking HOS with a new set of hours of service rules for pilots.

January 10, 2014

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