hours of service rule

Rest in Pieces

The new hours of service rule further complicates off-duty requirements in ways that could hurt productivity, though some flexibility is added.

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Speakout

Truckers weigh in on beauty vs. efficiency, driver fatigue and the hours-of-service regulations.

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Pulse

With the deeper incursions into driver scheduling that have accompanied new versions of the rule, conflicts with operational realities and individual rest cycles become more glaring.

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FMCSA’s hours rule justification includes, well, guess who…

You can imagine my surprise yesterday when, just as I'm perusing portions of the new hours rule's full text in preparation for a story or two I'm putting together for Truckers News and Overdrive, I get an email from a colleague making note of the fact that none other than my own reporting is sourced in part of the rule's justification. Sure enough, right there on the 13th page of the 55-page document, in response to ...

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Be ready for second year of CSA

CSA's first year might have seemed benign to you, but it’s still warming up. Be prepared for a closer acquaintance in 2012.

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New FMCSA rule cuts drivers’ weekly hours

The long-awaited revision requires two early morning four-hour rest periods with the 34-hour restart, and does not change the 11-hour driving limit.

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Final hours rule ready

The White House Office of Management and Budget has finished reviewing the final rule for truck drivers’ hours of service.

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Little hours rewrite support at congressional hearing

Subcommittee members believe proposed hours rule would represent an unjustified financial burden on the trucking industry.

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Pulse

You might have noticed the powers that be are not striving to make your work environment more trouble-free next year.

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ATA challenges need for hours proposal

Association letter pointed to newly available data about the trucking industry’s safety performance in arguing against change.

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