“Interstate Truck Driver’s Guide to Hours of Service” and “Hours of Service Logbook” are aimed at helping truckers comply with the Dec. 27, 2011 final rule. The 28-page guide covers topics including the restart provision and sleeper berth use, while the 49-page logbook’s 28 examples have Record of Duty Status samples and explanations of violations.
On March 15, a federal appellate court will hear the American Trucking Associations’ case against the new rule. The association has asked to postpone the July 1 compliance deadline because the court’s ruling could alter the regulation.
Congress has set a March 31 deadline for the agency to complete a field study on effectiveness of the 34-hour restart provision.
"Until a formal regulation is established with clear guidelines and borders ...