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Bipartisan Truck Parking Bill Introduced in House

Bipartisan Truck Parking Bill Introduced in House

The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, if passed into law, would dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to projects that increase truck parking spaces so truck drivers can safely comply with hours-of-service regulations.

March 10, 2020

DOT Preempts California Meal and Rest Break Rules, Citing Impact on Interstate Commerce
ATA’s Manning Highlights Trucking Lobby’s Top 7 Priorities
Aviation Bill Sailing on Without Trucking Rest-Break Rider
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

House Approves Rider to Thwart State Preemption of Trucker HOS Rules

An amendment written to resolve the issue of preemption by individual states of federal hours-of-service rules for truck drivers was passed on April 26 by a solidly bipartisan vote of 222-193 as part of the FAA Reauthorization Act currently being debated by the House of Representatives.

April 27, 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

Electronic Log Data May Help Drive Hours-of-Service Reform
FMCSA to Issue 90-Day ELD Waiver to Ag Haulers

FMCSA to Issue 90-Day ELD Waiver to Ag Haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be issuing to haulers of agricultural commodities a 90-day temporary waiver of the new electronic logging device mandate, and also is clarifying how ELDs will work with the personal conveyance provision and the 150 air miles hours-of-service exemption of the hours of service regulations.

November 20, 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

FMCSA Proposes Split Sleeper Berth Pilot Program

FMCSA Proposes Split Sleeper Berth Pilot Program

Hoping to develop “statistically reliable evidence” on whether split-sleeper-berth time affects driver safety performance and fatigue, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing a pilot program that would give a limited number of CDL holders temporary relief from the existing sleeper-berth regulation of the hours of service rule.

June 5, 2017

Updated: Fix for Hours-of-Service Glitch in the Works

Updated: Fix for Hours-of-Service Glitch in the Works

Special legislation, in the form of a Continuing Resolution, introduced in Congress in hopes of averting a year-end government shutdown contains language that would permanently fix the glitch in previous legislation that threatened the use of a 34-hour restart as part of the hours-of-service rule for truck drivers.

December 7, 2016

Senate Keeps Hours-of-Service Fix in Funding Bill

Senate Keeps Hours-of-Service Fix in Funding Bill

The Senate has passed a transportation funding bill that includes a fix of earlier legislative language that muddied what might happen to the Hour of Service rule’s restart provisions if a mandated study cannot show that the restart changes benefitted drivers.

May 20, 2016

HOS Restart Reform Keeps Cranking on Capitol Hill

HOS Restart Reform Keeps Cranking on Capitol Hill

Updated on May 20: A House Appropriations subcommittee has advanced language to “fix” the Hour of Service rule’s 34-hour restart provisions that goes much further than a measure contained in a bill passed by the full Senate on May 19.

May 19, 2016

Trucking Alliance Opposes HOS Fix in Senate Bill

Trucking Alliance Opposes HOS Fix in Senate Bill

A coalition of major carriers has come out firmly opposed to language put forth by the Senate Appropriations Committee to fix earlier legislative wording that muddied the future status of the 34-hour restart provision of the Hours of Service rule.

May 2, 2016

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