hours-of-service rules

FMCSA publishes hours of service guidance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted two new guides regarding upcoming changes in hours of service rules on its website.

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Fit for duty: Vets find new life in trucking

Carriers are looking for a few good men – and women – to drive their trucks. Military veterans fill the bill.

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Court rejects EPA’s Navistar exemption, expanded Overdrive coming in August, EOBRs among hot topics for agency, OOIDA challenging Minn. out of service criteria and more industry news items are featured.

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Hours-of-service court case moves forward

The newest court challenge to FMCSA's hours-of-service rulemaking is scheduled on the U.S. Court of Appeal's schedule.

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Story in NY times tars oil field exemption

I've been at work covering the uptick in oil field work surrounding new drilling techniques that have been enabling new oil and gas wells to explode in a number of areas around the country, from Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale area, the Eagle Ford in Texas, and the Bakken in North Dakota, Montana and parts of Canada. Judging by the guys working the wells I've talked to, it's largely a positive story relative to pay and work. Owner-operator ...

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Speakout

Truckes weigh in on safety and scheduling plus the biggest problems facing owner-operators.

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PRO Navigation System

The 5550 PRO Navigation System has a 5-in. LCD screen. It features Junction View with Lane Assist, state mileage log, hours-of-service Log and last-mile routing for road coverage on secondary highways. The Quick-Tabs feature includes navigational details such as the distances to weigh stations, travel centers, rest areas and mile markers, and the unit includes more than 12 million standard points-of-interest and 33,000 truck-specific points-of-interest. It comes with three months of unlimited downloads from Cobra's ...

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Politicians support current hours rule

A bipartisan group of congressmen and senators has called on the Obama administration to retain the current safety rules.

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A capacity shortage, a fatigue inspection, a new tax requirement and highway heroes are among the featured news items.

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