hours of service

Hours rule flaws: Study finds fault in FMCSA research, calls for review of rule

The research used by FMCSA to justify its hours of service rule is seriously flawed and calls into question the entirety of the rule itself, said the American Transportation Research Institute in a study released this week.

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E-logging: What’s trackable is going to get tracked

Even if we lived in an alternate universe where hours of service did not exist, fleets eventually would monitor drivers’ locations and hours.

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ATRI looking for driver input on hours rule effects, detention time

The American Transportation Research Institute announced this week it's looking for input from truck operators on the impacts of the current hours of service rule and about detention time for two separate studies it's working on.

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ELD rule public comments mixed, with renewed focus on hours rule

Among others, Mark Olsen of Clinton, Utah, echoed the overall mixed nature of the comments all told. However, he rejoined arguments in favor of the need for ELDs with a message heard increasingly -- that the hours of service rules in general are the bigger problem as regards true safety.

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POLL: Would an hours of service revamp change your view of e-logs?

Is widespread opposition to the ELD mandate proposed recently by FMCSA really an hours of service issue? Would an hours revamp make ELDs more palatable? Tell us in this poll...

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House members call for GAO to evaluate FMCSA’s methodology in creating hours rule

Two members of Congress have asked the Government Accountability Office to evaluate studies done by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that justify the most recent hours of service regulations changes, which took effect last year.

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Hours rule waivers for propane haulers extended as Obama signs exemption bill

Propane haulers in 36 states are exempt from federal hours-of-service regulations until May 31, as President Barack Obama signed a bill into law March 21 that extends waivers first granted in February by FMCSA.

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Hours rule, CSA draw sharp criticism in House hearing, FMCSA head Ferro defends both

FMCSA head Anne Ferro defended in front of Congress last week her agency and two of its most criticized regulatory actions in recent years — the hours-of-service rule changes made in July of last year and the agency's CSA program.

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ELD mandate: Readers respond

Among Overdrive readers, more than half of the respondents to a poll conducted in the weeks prior to the ELD mandate's release showed a strong preference for another line or work or retirement over use of the devices.

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Senate passes bill to exempt propane haulers from hours reg to May 31, bill goes to president

The Senate unanimously passed March 14 a bill that would extend hours-of-service waivers for propane haulers and home heating fuel haulers to March 31. The bill now goes to President Obama, where his signature would make it law.

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