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House Bill Aims for Narrow HOS Changes and to Speed Split-Sleeper Berth Reform

The Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety, or HOURS, Act (H.R. 6178) would provide “narrow” relief to specific trucking niches and would enable the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to speed up its efforts to make the split sleeper berth exemption more flexible,

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Concrete Pumpers Seek Short-Haul Hours of Service Exemption

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that the American Concrete Pumping Association has applied for an exemption from the requirement that short-haul drivers using the records of duty status (RODS) exception of the hours-of-service rule return to their normal work-reporting location within 12 hours of coming on duty.

Senate Bill Would Reform ELD and HOS Rules for Livestock Truckers

There's yet another in this spring’s bumper crop of bills proposed on Capitol Hill to benefit livestock (and insect) haulers by relaxing the electronic logging device rule and also, in some cases, easing the hours of service rules specifically for this class of truckers.

Trucking Alliance Blasts Senate Bill to Rewrite HOS for Livestock Haulers

The Trucking Alliance is urging every member of Congress to oppose passage of a bill proposed in the Senate that aims to rewrite the federal hours of service regulations for a very specific group of truck drivers: those hauling livestock or insects.

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.

On-Call J.J. Keller Compliance Experts Help Truckers Pass Roadcheck Inspections

J.J. Keller & Associates reported that 90% of drivers using the company’s electronic logging device solutions were able to successfully transfer eLog data to inspectors during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck.

7 ELD Tips for Roadcheck Inspection Blitz

A former law enforcement official gives his tips on how fleets can stay compliant with the ELD mandate during this year’s CVSA Roadcheck which will focus on hours of service violations.

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.

Proposed Bills Would Exempt Small Carriers from the ELD Mandate

Two proposed bills aimed at small carriers and the agricultural business sector would exempt certain trucking companies from the ELD mandate if made into law.

Of Course Trucking Should Pay for Parking

Nobody likes having to pay for something that once came free, but we now face a crisis-level shortage of truck parking spaces in this country. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the days of free parking are over, says Equipment Editor Jim Park in his blog.