hours of service

CSA system update: New hours violations encoded

| August 12, 2013

New violations added to the CSA Safety Measurement System include codification of the hours of service break requirement at a 7-point severity weight value.

Agency stops enforcing break requirement for short haulers

| August 07, 2013

FMCSA has announced it is no longer enforcing the mandatory 30-minute break required by the current hours-of-service rule in light of a court ruling last week that vacated that portion of the rule.

The real effect of the new hours rules

| August 04, 2013

The people who make the rules of the road should have to see a grown man running around in his underwear in the middle of the night before they make everyone park at the same ...

Court upholds all of hours rule for long-haul drivers

| August 02, 2013

The entirety of the current hours of service rule was upheld for long-haul drivers. The only portion of the rule vacated by the court was the required 30-minute break for short-haul drivers.

More off/on-duty discussion

| August 01, 2013

Debate continues over loading/unloading situations and what exactly consitutes "off-duty" time under the new hours rule.

Bill that would undo hours rule pulled from House

| July 31, 2013

A bill that could have undone the hours of service rule that became effective July 1 was pulled from the House floor after losing support.

The undeclared war on owner-operators

Greg Fulton | July 30, 2013

Reclassification, hours of service rules, increased equipment costs and state and local regulations on idling, parking and noise are smothering the owner-operator, writes Greg Fulton.

Losing the golden triangle: More proof shippers (mis)use CSA

| July 29, 2013

A small fleet owner on CSA: "We lost our triangle, and it is incredible how much difference it has made. Many of our old customers ... called as soon as we lost the triangle."

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