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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

Driver Issues Dominate Top Industry Concerns List

Driver Issues Dominate Top Industry Concerns List

For the first time, driver compensation and detention/delay at customer facilities appeared on the American Transportation Research Institute’s annual Top 10 list of the Top Industry issues.

October 6, 2019

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

House Funding Bill Addresses Trucking Rules on Meal Breaks, Hours of Service, and More
FMCSA Chief Martinez at ATA: Safety Better Served by Working With Industry

FMCSA Chief Martinez at ATA: Safety Better Served by Working With Industry

It’s rare that a government regulator gets a spontaneous ovation from a room packed full of trucking executives, but that’s exactly what happened Oct. 27 when Federal Motor Carrier Administrator Ray Martinez spoke during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in Austin, Texas.

October 27, 2018

OOIDA ELD Exemption Denied

OOIDA ELD Exemption Denied

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request for a broad exemption to the ELD mandate for small-business truckers has been denied.

July 5, 2018

New Personal Conveyance Guidance Gives Flexibility to Find Truck Parking

New Personal Conveyance Guidance Gives Flexibility to Find Truck Parking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration just announced regulatory guidance that gives drivers a way to deal with one of the most vexing problems with the electronic logging device mandate – finding a safe place to park for the night – as well as clarification for ag haulers on the 150-air-mile exemption.

May 31, 2018

ELD Provider Shuts Down Without Warning
Poll Gauges American Attitudes Toward Trucking Image, Infrastructure Funding
Ferro Discusses Split Sleep Study, CSA, Hours of Service, Electronic Logs at MATS Fleet Forum
The Top 13 Trucking Stories of 2013, Part 4

The Top 13 Trucking Stories of 2013, Part 4

As we look back at 2013, here's the final installment of our annual look at the top news stories of the year. Our list was compiled on the basis of popularity on our website, Truckinginfo.com, as well as our editors' opinions on which stories have the most impact on the trucking industry.

December 31, 2013

TCA Fleet Panel Sees Drop in Driver Applications, But Positive Signs on Economy, Freight, Rates

TCA Fleet Panel Sees Drop in Driver Applications, But Positive Signs on Economy, Freight, Rates

The driver shortage is already intensifying, with the number of both new and experienced driver applicants down over the last couple of months, as economic signs lead to improved optimism about increases in freight and rates this year, according to a panel discussion of three major truckload executives Tuesday at the Truckload Carriers Conference annual convention in Las Vegas.

March 6, 2013