HOS

FMCSA sets Feb. 17 HOS listening session

FMCSA will hold a listening session on its hours-of-service proposal Feb. 17. Agency officials will take comments and questions online.

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Coalition wants HOS hearing

Thirty-seven organizations have asked for an hours-of-service hearing before the comment period on the HOS proposal ends Feb. 28.

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Making your voice heard on roads, hours

ROADS | The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), a group whose name pretty well describes it, is calling on highway users to add input to their preparations to take highway/transportation funding recommendations to Congress. Yesterday, they began a six-week campaign via their Facebook and YouTube pages to collect ideas/input from "travelers, truckers, commuters, cyclists – anyone who uses the nation's transportation network." As the Association's executive director, John Horsley, put it, "What better ...

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Driver hours changes: Bummer of a proposal?

Expectation among many haulers leading into FMCSA's Dec. 23 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to change drivers' hours of service regulations was that at least some larger degree of sleeper berth flexibility would be reintroduced in order that, as so many have put it to me over the past year's worth of debating the issue, "truck drivers can sleep when they're tired." It doesn't appear that we've gotten that at all, in spite of all the hope ...

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ATA wants to keep hours rules

American Trucking Associations has issued a white paper and launched a website highlighting successes of the current HOS regulations.

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A federal panel recommends an increase in the fuel tax, the FMCSA adjusts CSA cargo scoring, a lawsuit aims to block CSA 2010 disclosure, a private firm plans to offer driver scorecards to reflect CSA 2010 and many more industry news items are featured.

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Hours proposal timeline set

The White House Office of Management and Budget is expected to release proposed rulemaking on hours of service by Nov. 26.

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Ferro expects hours rule release in November

Anne Ferro of the Federal Motor Carrier Administration expects the White House to release the new rule by the end of this month.

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Federal agency requires recorders for Colorado fleet

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered JBS Carriers to put EOBRs on its more than 700 trucks by March.

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The proposed national fuel economy and greenhouse gas reduction standards, electronic on-board recorders, CAT vocational trucks and a Hoover Dam bridge are among the trucking issues featured.

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