34-hour restart

FMCSA publishes restart rollback notice, says it will publish another when rollback ends

Clearing up some grey area of the language of the appropriations law, FMCSA says it will issue another Federal Register notice when the rules "regain their legal force and effect," which will come no later than Sept. 30, 2015, and only after the agency has completed a study required by the law.

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Restart rollback: An origin story

Throughout efforts to battle FMCSA's recent round of hours of service changes, truckers have been at the forefront with continued calls for rest flexibility.

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Restart: Moving ahead

"Anybody restart hours today, by chance?" Readers react to -- and more of what to expect from -- the restart change put into effect by Congress this weekend.

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34-hour restart rules to be suspended: Congress clears legislation to roll back 2013 provisions

Congress has cleared a bill that puts a stay of enforcement on certain hours of service rules. A bumpy start to the rollback, however, may be in store, given the need for re-training of enforcers and needed updates to e-log software.

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House clears bill to suspend restart rules, bill moves to Senate

The suspension of parts of the 2013 hours-of-service rule moved a step closer to fruition Thursday, as the House cleared a spending bill that includes language to halt enforcement of some HOS provisions at least until September.

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POLL: How often do you use the 34-hour restart?

Since the 2013 changes to the hours of service, the 34-hour restart has been restricted to use only once per week -- how often have you utilized it to reset your hours in the period since?

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More voices on restart rollback; And a moving encounter off I-395 in Connecticut

Audio mailbag No. 2 on the restart as Congress mulls big spending bill; And: driver Scott LeVan's encounter with Ben, a wounded German Shepherd, brings tears to a grown man's eyes.

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34-hour restart provisions could be suspended, bill strips funding from enforcement

Controversy and disagreement over inclusions in Congress' omnibus appropriations bill have clouded the bill's fate, but it's still expected to clear Congress with the language to halt enforcement of the 34-hour restart provisions.

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Four-wheelers, too: Highway safety should be a widely shared aim

"Why would lawmakers discourage (for all intents and purposes) tired drivers from taking a nap/ safety break?" reader Rick Blatter asks in this opinion in response to an opinion piece in a New Jersey newspaper.

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Former FMCSA administrator supports suspension of restart restrictions

Annette Sandberg comes out in support of suspending restart restrictions introduced in 2013; nearly six in 10 Overdrive readers believe doing so would positive impact highway safety.

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