hours of service

FMCSA officially amends hours rule to remove break requirement for short haulers

| October 29, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a final rule this week that officially provides an exemption of the 30-minute break requirement of the current hours of service rule to short haulers.

Panel: Hours rule hurting safety, pushing drivers out of industry

| October 28, 2013

The latest hours of service rule is pushing older, experienced drivers out of the industry, which will take a toll on safety, a panel of fleet managers said last week.

Attention to detention: Solutions to the problem of uncompensated time, part 2

| October 28, 2013

Many carriers have moved in in the direction of time-based pay systems with hourly detention-pay plans, including small fleets; some strategies for detention-rate negotiations take shape.

Looking for fleet/owner-operator common ground

| October 26, 2013

If drivers and fleet folks truly presented a united front on hours to Congress and regulators, would anything change for the better in terms of flexibility?

Mass. fleet owner pleads guilty to bribery; FMCSA shuts down three drivers

| October 25, 2013

Korca Enterprises owner Irfan Dushku faces home confinement and extended probation after bribery attempt; and drivers in Texas, Michigan and Illinois are declared imminent hazards to public safety by FMCSA.

Hours rules, CSA top industry issues, study shows

| October 24, 2013

Though taken from fleet executive responses and geared toward the same group, an annual study released this week shows regulations and programs of the federal government — namely, hours of service rules and CSA — ...

One quarter down: Economic impact of new hours rule?

| October 21, 2013

Have you seen direct mileage and/or revenue reductions over the last quarter yourself? If so or if not, let's keep the conversation on the rules ongoing. (Bonus: Trucker's Wife tee available...)

Five trucking grievances part of planned protest

| October 08, 2013

Detail/background on the trucking-related grievances in the Ride for the Constitution manifesto and further reporting on logistical elements of the effort.

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