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FMCSA planning to launch split-sleeper flexibility study

| October 27, 2014

The common refrain that the hours rules need to better encourage drivers to "drive when rested and sleep when tired" to be tested by the FMCSA.

More hours flexibility could ‘ease e-log angst’?

| May 14, 2014

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts asked the question in the title of a blog post on the CCJ website in which he discusses the hours flexibility issue relative to the proposed electronic logging device mandate.

Running in reverse: Channel 19 year in review, part 3Image Gallery

| December 31, 2013

The ruckus that was the "Ride for the Constitution" and ongoing confusion over CARB's emissions rules, irritation with CSA and a slight hope for hours flexibility rounded out 2013. Happy early New Year, drivers. Hang ...

Podcast: Safety, the best argument for more flexible sleeper splitsPodcast

| December 31, 2013

Also in this Voices special edition podcast, operator dispatches on the California Air Resources Board's Truck and Bus Rule, which officially goes into effect for 1996-2006 model year engines Jan. 1.

Split sleeper wishful thinking, redux

| December 19, 2013

Is there hope for a good outcome of FMCSA's apparent focus on split sleep? Utilize 530-408-6423 to leave a message to contribute to a future podcast on the split-sleep subject.

More off/on-duty discussion

| August 01, 2013

Debate continues over loading/unloading situations and what exactly consitutes "off-duty" time under the new hours rule.

Hours of service option: Earning flexibility

| July 25, 2013

Gold Card status would bring freedom from hours of service regs on the assumption that this is an experienced, safe, mature driver who knows to drive when rested and rest when tired.

Driver dispatches to DOT: New priorities for a new secretary

| July 02, 2013

What should the new DOT Secretary focus make a priority as he takes office? We asked, and drivers responded.

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