driver harassment

ELDs and driver harrassment: Webinar upcoming; voices raised against the mandate

Details on a free Aug. 26 online seminar, plus more views on the ELD mandate following recent coverage. Many responses took a defiant or skeptical view of the mandate, reflecting recent polling showing 83 percent of readers opposed.

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FMCSA unveils rule to prohibit coercion of drivers by carriers, shippers, brokers

A proposed rule prohibiting carriers, shippers, brokers and others from coercing drivers to drive beyond hours of service limits or other federal rules has been released by FMCSA, and the agency is taking public comment for 90 days.

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FMCSA nixes EOBR mandate, states looking for trucking options, U.S. trucker jailed in Mexico

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Roadside Attractions

Owner-operators have some strong words, an air force vet finds a third life in trucking, a demand for bee hive transport; plus Truck Gauge, Channel 19 and Truck Gallery are featured.

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FMCSA opens floor for driver commentary on EOBRs

FMCSA announced it will hold a listening session April 26, in Bellevue, Wash., to gather public commentary on EOBRs and driver harassment.

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Owner-operators deliver in MATS EOBR listening sessions

If you haven't read the report my colleague James Jaillet filed from the Mid-America Trucking Show on the Friday listening sessions the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration conducted on the subject of electronic on-board recorders for hours of service compliance, find it here. Time and again, operators urged regulators to address the real problems in the industry -- some of the same problems you'll remember the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's Todd Spencer noting as underpinning ...

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Driver harassment, the hours rule, Navistar's engine transision, sleep apnea regulations and more industry news items are featured.

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FMCSA asks court to exclude recorder use survey

Driver survey indicated enforcement officers make poor use of EOBR data, but carriers utilize the devices effectively to harass drivers.

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FMCSA denies EOBR violation

OOIDA had filed suit to stop agency from authorizing recorders over driver harassment issue.

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FMCSA to move on electronic recorders, hours

Agency will prepare rulemaking about electronic onboard recorders and hours-of-service supporting documents.

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