Owner-operator Tilden Curl testified before Congress this week to say the new rules have cost him thousands of dollars a month and do little to make the industry safer.
Administrator Anne Ferro persistently defended her Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours-of-service rule Nov. 21 in a House subcommittee hearing, saying she is not open to repealing the regulations.
A full 65 percent of the 4,000 truck drivers surveyed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said the new hours of service rules have caused them to receive less income, while 46 percent report feeling ...
Overdrive had the exclusive opportunity to speak with Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.), who's been backing a delay of the new hours rule since July, about the upcoming House hearing on hours of service rules.
In this Voices-series podcast, operators weigh in further on the hours changes as a House subcommittee hearing looms Nov. 21. Call 530-40-VOICE, 530-408-6423, to weigh on these and other issues.
More than half of driver respondents in a recent study say that the July 1 hours of service rule change has decreased their pay by 5 percent or more.
Thomas Dempsey's farewell to trucking "toward a more stable industry, one that young people will want to enter, and current drivers will choose to stay with, and be proud to do."
The contracting and workforce subcommittee to the House Small Business Committee will hear testimony on the economic impact of the July 1 hours of service changes Nov. 21.
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