Have you seen direct mileage and/or revenue reductions over the last quarter yourself? If so or if not, let's keep the conversation on the rules ongoing. (Bonus: Trucker's Wife tee available...)
New violations added to the CSA Safety Measurement System include codification of the hours of service break requirement at a 7-point severity weight value.
FMCSA has announced it is no longer enforcing the mandatory 30-minute break required by the current hours-of-service rule in light of a court ruling last week that vacated that portion of the rule.
Reader response to the hours changes that went into effect July 1 show operational limitations, with implications for revenue.
Observers and readers note the gray area in the change, where logging extended downtime waiting at shippers/receivers off-duty could be more easily interpreted as legal under news rules and off-duty regs guidance.
Could the July 1 hours changes be much ado about nothing? Many Overdrive readers say so -- but for some drivers with little control over weekly scheduling routinely maximizing driving hours, the change may bust ...
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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