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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

Samsara Integrates Fully with LoadMaster

Samsara Integrates Fully with LoadMaster

Samsara's enhanced workflow integration will help dispatchers monitor tractor location and driver hours of service, directly manage dispatch operations, communicate directly with drivers, and track trailer assets with real-time GPS.

February 6, 2020

Spending Bill Stretches ELD Exemption for Livestock Haulers
DOT Digs into Data on Driver Detention

DOT Digs into Data on Driver Detention

An audit slams the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s plan to collect data on driver detention, noting that the data collected “may not accurately describe how the diverse trucking industry experiences driver detention, which would limit any further analysis of [detention’s] impacts.”

February 5, 2018

FMCSA Looking at How it Defines Personal Conveyance

FMCSA Looking at How it Defines Personal Conveyance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to revise its regulatory guidance on commercial-vehicle drivers legally using trucks as “personal conveyance” while off duty.

December 19, 2017

FMCSA Seeks Comment on Flexible Sleeper Berth Pilot

FMCSA Seeks Comment on Flexible Sleeper Berth Pilot

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now seeking public comment on its proposed pilot program to make more flexible the sleeper-berth provision within its hours-of-service rule for truck drivers.

October 30, 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

OSHA Backs Driver Fired for Refusing to Violate Safety Regs
FMCSA Supports GAO Recommendations for HOS

FMCSA Supports GAO Recommendations for HOS

FMCSA has voiced its support of a U.S. Government Accountability Office report that examined the hours-of-service changes that were implemented in 2013.

July 30, 2015

ATRI: Restart Rule Unintentionally Raised Crash Risk

ATRI: Restart Rule Unintentionally Raised Crash Risk

The 34-hour restart provisions for truck drivers, which currently remain under suspension, had a negative impact on motor-carrier safety when they were in effect by driving up crash risk, per a new ATRI research study.

April 29, 2015

FMCSA Still Seeking Drivers for 34-Hour Restart Study
VTTI Tasked with HOS Restart Study

VTTI Tasked with HOS Restart Study

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is heading the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s study of the 34-hour restart provision of the Hours of Service rule for truck drivers.

February 5, 2015

FMCSA Wants Drivers, Carriers for Restart Study

FMCSA Wants Drivers, Carriers for Restart Study

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is recruiting drivers and carriers to participate in a study of the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule.

January 15, 2015

J.J. Keller Updates E-Log System for Restart Suspension
PeopleNet Updates Software for Restart Suspension
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