hours of service

Top 10 toughest states on hours of service violations

Oregon was the 2013 leader on this list, and its percentage of issued hour infractions fell by only a point in our analysis of the 2014 data. Three states rose to a much larger degree in the hours rankings...

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Trucking-parking shortage back in the mainstream — primary safety issue for drivers, says advocate

Speaking from Dallas in an interview with the hosts of the Here & Now National Public Radio-affiliated program, Desiree Wood of Real Women in Trucking detailed the parking issue.

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Some hazmat haulers granted exemption from 30-minute break

The American Trucking Associations was granted an exemption request it made in May that would grant haulers of hazardous materials an exemption from the mandated 30-minute break.

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Mail haulers requesting exemption from 14-hour limit

The National State Route Mail Contractors Association, whose members transport mail under contract for the United States Postal Service, has requested an exemption of the 14-hour on-duty limit.

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Early adopters: Getting ahead of the ELD mandate

Most owner-operators still oppose an ELD mandate as the final rule gets closer. Yet some independents see benefits in trying out new technology to adjust to what they believe to be an eventual reality.

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Run an e-log as a team? Keep a regular weekly schedule? …

Here's the criteria FMCSA used to allow McKee Foods' private fleet's drivers to use 5/5-, 4/6- or 3/7-hour sleeper splits to satisfy the required 10 hours of sleeper berth time.

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Tired trucker to blame in Tracy Morgan crash, NTSB says

The trucker at the center of the high-profile 2014 truck crash involving actor Tracy Morgan was awake for more than 28 of the 33 hours preceding the crash, the NTSB said.

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Exemptions adding fuel to hours debate

Bob Hearns, among others, weighs in: "keep asking for those legitimate exemptions, and maybe the rule makers, who do not know the industry … might wake up and do not only the right thing, but the necessary thing."

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Potential FMCSA chief Darling ‘appreciates truckers,’ says OOIDA: That and other reactions to nomination

Both the American Trucking Associations and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association have expressed their support for the nomination of Scott Darling to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as official administrator, a role he’s performed on an acting basis for nearly a year. President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Darling to head the DOT’s trucking and bus regulator, leaving a Senate vote the only thing standing in the way of Darling becoming the agency’s next ...

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Wisconsin: Targeting enforcement for violations

Only one state does it better -- or in many truckers' perspectives, worse -- than Wisconsin. With more than 3 violations written for every inspection performed in 2014, the state closed in on category leader Connecticut.

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