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California Files Suit to Keep Rest Break Rules for Truck Drivers

California Files Suit to Keep Rest Break Rules for Truck Drivers

California has petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit asking it to overturn the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s recent decree that the state can’t enforce its rest break and meal rules against truck drivers.

February 8, 2019

FMCSA Extends Comment Period on Hours of Service Reform
Hurricane Florence Prompts Emergency Declaration Along the East Coast
80% of Drivers Say ELDs Make Finding Parking Harder

80% of Drivers Say ELDs Make Finding Parking Harder

Truckers are feeling the stress from a lack of available truck parking, in part due to a lack of flexibility in hours of service since the ELD mandate was implemented, according to a Trucker Path report.

August 29, 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

Trucking Alliance Blasts Senate Bill to Rewrite HOS for Livestock Haulers
Supreme Court Nixes J.B. Hunt Appeal on Driver Break Lawsuit

Supreme Court Nixes J.B. Hunt Appeal on Driver Break Lawsuit

By declining to hear a review of J.B. Hunt's appeal to overturn a lower court ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed a class action lawsuit filed by truck drivers against the motor carrier over meal and rest break rules to go forward. The lawsuit is headed to court in September—11 years after it was initiated.

June 13, 2018

FMCSA Now Recording ELD Violations in SMS

Violations of the electronic logging device rule found during roadside inspections since full enforcement kicked in on April 1 are now being used in the Safety Measurement System that drives the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Carrier, Safety, Accountability enforcement program.

April 18, 2018

FMCSA Issues New 90-Day ELD Waiver for Ag Haulers

FMCSA Issues New 90-Day ELD Waiver for Ag Haulers

The FMCSA is granting an additional 90-day temporary waiver from the electronic logging rule for “agriculture-related transportation.” During that time period, the agency says it will also publish "final guidance" on both the agricultural air-mile exemption within the hours of service rule and on the use of the personal conveyance adjustment by all motor carriers operating under the ELD rule.

March 13, 2018

FMCSA Publishes ELD Waiver for Rental Trucks

FMCSA Publishes ELD Waiver for Rental Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published in the Federal Register the waiver the Truck Renting and Leasing Association requested for short-term rental trucks.

January 19, 2018

ELD Mandate Finally Arrives, to Growing Pains and Praise
Donlen Partners with J.J. Keller on ELD Solution

Donlen Partners with J.J. Keller on ELD Solution

By partnering with J. J. Keller, Donlen is able to offer customers a compliant ELD solution that is simple and flexible for fleets, with ELDs that install quickly and are compatible with all vehicle classes (1-8).

August 1, 2017

FMCSA Posts ELD File-Checker Tool Online

FMCSA Posts ELD File-Checker Tool Online

One of the bugaboos to the quick adoption by fleets of electronic logging devices compliant to the new rule has been the question of how—or when— users can be certain that the mandated devices will be able to electronically transfer data files of records of duty status for review by law enforcement officials who use portable computers.

July 14, 2017

Omnitracs Tool Identifies Drivers Most Likely To Leave

Omnitracs Tool Identifies Drivers Most Likely To Leave

Omnitracs says its new ELD Driver Retention Model can analyze the data provided by electronic logs to help predict which truck drivers are most likely to quit, helping fleets pinpoint retention efforts.

September 12, 2016

Safety Groups Oppose Changing HOS in THUD Bill

Safety Groups Oppose Changing HOS in THUD Bill

A broad coalition of interest groups is lobbying Congress “to oppose any special interest anti-truck safety riders including changes to the truck driver hours of service rules..."

April 19, 2016