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FMCSA Clarifies Ag Products That Qualify for Hours-of-Service Exemptions
New HoS Rules: No Big Impact on Fleets

New HoS Rules: No Big Impact on Fleets

An analysis of electronic logging device data by eRoad has shown recently implemented changes to the hours-of-service regulations have not had a big impact on user operations.

November 18, 2020

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
FMCSA Denies Request for Longer Workdays for Autonomous-Truck Drivers
California Intrastate Carriers Can't Use New Federal Hours-of-Service Rules
Safety Advocates, Teamsters Challenge Hours of Service Changes

Safety Advocates, Teamsters Challenge Hours of Service Changes

Less than two weeks before revised hours of service rules are set to take effect, they have been challenged in court by a coalition of safety advocacy groups that are often seen as anti-trucking, along with the Teamsters union.

September 17, 2020

Pilot Program Would Test 3-Hour 'Pause' of Driving Clock

Pilot Program Would Test 3-Hour 'Pause' of Driving Clock

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking for public comment on a pilot program to study the one part of the hours-of-service proposal that didn’t make it into the final rule: allowing drivers to pause their on-duty driving period with one off-duty period up to three hours.

August 28, 2020

ELD Providers Prep for Upcoming HoS Changes

ELD Providers Prep for Upcoming HoS Changes

With revised federal hours of service scheduled to take effect Sept. 29, ELD providers have also been planning how best to assist fleets with the changes.

August 21, 2020

J. J. Keller Offers New HoS Training

J. J. Keller Offers New HoS Training

J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. have developed new training to help drivers understand the revised requirements under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new hours of service rules, which will take effect September 29, 2020.

July 1, 2020

ERoad’s New Feature Simplifies Short Haul Exemptions
FMCSA Narrows Definition of COVID-19 Relief Loads

FMCSA Narrows Definition of COVID-19 Relief Loads

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its COVID-19 emergency declaration allowing for the exemption from hours-of-service rules if delivering relief loads – but it has narrowed the definition of relief loads.

June 9, 2020

House Bill Would Spend $319 Billion on Highways, Postpone New HOS Rules

House Bill Would Spend $319 Billion on Highways, Postpone New HOS Rules

A $500 billion, five-year infrastructure bill introduced by the House of Representatives would not only fund highways and advance clean transportation efforts, but also would delay implementation of the new hours-of-service rule, require a rulemaking on driver detention, push revision of how motor carrier safety is measured under the CSA program.

June 3, 2020