hours of service

Bill to overturn hours-of-service rule introduced in Senate, referred to committee

| December 23, 2013

A bill introduced in the Senate last week that, if enacted, would halt the most recent hours-of-service rule change and allow truck drivers to operate under the pre-July 1 rules again, until Congress can review ...

Split sleeper wishful thinking, redux

| December 19, 2013

Is there hope for a good outcome of FMCSA's apparent focus on split sleep? Utilize 530-408-6423 to leave a message to contribute to a future podcast on the split-sleep subject.

Warning for short haulers: Exceeding distance, time limits makes 30-min. break mandatory

| December 18, 2013

Short haul drivers who exceed the distance or time limits that qualify them as short haul drivers would be subject to complying with the mandatory 30-minute break required by the July 1 hours rule.

Sleeper time flexibility study could be in works as ATA requests, FMCSA says it’s planning

| December 18, 2013

FMCSA says it's planning a field study to gather more data on whether split sleeper berth time is an OK alternative for drivers. Separately, ATA proposed this week the agency conduct a 2-year pilot program ...

Last haul from the Texas pea harvest: Unloading with Cody BlankenshipImage Gallery

| December 17, 2013

Photos and reporting from a Bells, Tenn., unload with Cody Blankenship, who sees parking availability as the biggest issue going, despite Jason's Law. Hours, e-logs compound the problem...

New logging app/dispatching platform seeded by Google Ventures

| December 12, 2013

The new KeepTruckin smartphone app for Android and iOS and web-based dispatching application is a computer-assisted log with much other functionality besides.

Log haulers in Oregon asking for exemption of hours rule break requirement

| December 10, 2013

Timber haulers in Oregon are seeking an exemption to the 30-minute break required by the hours of service rule that went into effect July 1, saying environmental and seasonal restrictions already limit their ability to ...

Regulatory onslaught to shrink capacity, spur rate increase, economist says

| December 06, 2013

The regulatory bottleneck heading toward the trucking industry in 2014 will further shrink the driver pool and the industry's capacity and could lead to a 6 percent increase in truckload rates by the second quarter ...

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