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Podcast: Will FMCSA give sleeper berth flexibility in next hours-of-service rule?

In this brief interview, Overdrive News Editor James Jaillet talks with the Truckload Carriers Association's David Heller about potential changes to hours of service rules FMCSA and Congress could be working on.

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FMCSA done studying drivers for 34-hour restart report, funding stopgap won’t affect ‘rollback’

FMCSA collected data for five months on two groups of drivers: One abiding by pre-2013 rules and one following the 2013 requirements. It will now begin analyzing the data it gathered and could produce a report by year's end.

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Hours exemptions ‘running rampant,’ says TCA’s Heller, FMCSA still working on 34-hour restart study

Heller also touched on the latest happenings with a speed limiter mandate, entry-level driver training rule, another carrier scoring system and more on hours of service changes.

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‘Restart snapback?’ Will FMCSA try to reinstitute 2013 restart rules after Sept. 30?

The current stay of enforcement of the 2013-implemented rules governing truckers’ use of a 34-hour hours-of-service restart could be removed as soon as Sept. 30, 2015, according to the text of the law that temporarily suspended the rules.

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THUD update: House retains provision barring FMCSA from increasing insurance minimums, still no Senate bill

With Congress returning from its roughly two-week Memorial Day recess, work likely will resume in the coming week on 2016 appropriations bills for the DOT. And those bills could earn the trucking industry a few regulatory victories.

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Bill dictating direction of hours-of-service restart rollback, insurance rule advances

The 2016 DOT funding bill that would keep in place the current hours-of-service suspension until FMCSA can justify the HOS rule changes put in place in July 2013 and block FMCSA from increasing carrier insurance minimums.

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Study finds 2013 restart restrictions negatively impacted safety

"Regulations should serve to improve safety, not create additional safety risks." --Maverick's Dean Newell on the 2013-implemented restart restrictions.

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FMCSA’s hours-of-service restart study: Congressman writes DOT to note concerns about trucker participants

Hanna’s letter includes four key points to Foxx and FMCSA that he says should be considered for the study, including — perhaps of most concern for the study’s efficacy — ensuring selection of drivers that “are truly representative of the industry,” Hanna writes.

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Barriers to the next generation of drivers detailed in ATRI’s demographics study

It will be difficult, noted ATRI President Rebecca Brewster, to keep drivers in trucking if "the drivers are forced ... to drive during periods of increased risk" due to the nature of the hours of service regulations.

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Hours-of-service frustrations, CSA concerns make their way into Foxx’s highway funding visit to House

In the midst of the highway funding talk, lawmakers took the opportunity to air their concerns to DOT head Anthony Foxx about hours-of-service rules, cross-border trucking, CSA and more.

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