hours of service

Concrete haulers granted exemption to hours-of-service provisions; fireworks haulers request one

FMCSA last week granted an exemption to ready-mix concrete haulers from the agency’s 30-minute break requirement implemented in the 2013 hours-of-service changes. It's also considering a temporary exemption for pyrotechnics haulers.

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FMCSA’s hours-of-service restart study: Congressman writes DOT to note concerns about trucker participants

Hanna’s letter includes four key points to Foxx and FMCSA that he says should be considered for the study, including — perhaps of most concern for the study’s efficacy — ensuring selection of drivers that “are truly representative of the industry,” Hanna writes.

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Dept. of Energy, Oregon log haulers get hours-of-service exemptions

FMCSA in recent weeks announced it has granted the Oregon Trucking Associations and the Department of Energy their requested exemptions from the 30-minute break requirement of the 2013 hours-of-service rule.

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Kenny Capell’s obstruction of justice case at the scale house, in his own words

Capell hopes it becomes common practice in law enforcement to better respect the job trucking professionals do by refraining from waking sleeping codrivers absent reasonable suspicion.

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FMCSA offering up to $2k for participating in hours-of-service study

FMCSA and the university tapped with completing the agency’s Congressionally required study on the 2013-implemented hours-of-service changes is still on the hunt for truck operators willing to volunteer for the study.

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Kentucky temporarily suspends hours rules for food, medicine, grain haulers

Kentucky has suspended hours-of-service rules for truck drivers supplies such as food, water, medicine, propane and grains headed to areas affected by severe winter weather in recent weeks.

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Jeff Clark for FMCSA Administrator? And: Lookback Tony Justice podcast

Operator Jeff Clark fires up the campaign machine, and a lookback podcast performance from Tony Justice -- Dave Dudley's "Six Days on the Road" and Justice's own "Who Needs Heaven."

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Citing handling of hours-of-service rules and CSA, Senator vows to reform FMCSA

Sen. Deb Fischer this week announced she plans to introduce legislation to reform the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, with the aim of making the agency more under Congressional control, more transparent and more inclusive of trucking industry stakeholders.

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Permanent hours-of-service fix, minimum driver age, highway funding top ATA agenda for 2015

In addition to a more long-term hours-of-service fix, Osiecki says ATA will promote increasing fuel taxes to boost highway funding, building a national freight plan, lowering the legal age to obtain a CDL and dealing with federal emissions standards.

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Arkansas matters, and so do the truckers

Latest media foul well apparent from this headline: “Truckers Use Walmart Parking Lot as a Truck Stop; Customers Feel Unsafe" -- actually, just one customer. . .

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