hours of service

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."

Chart shows just how long a 34-hour restart actually takes

| July 26, 2013

An interactive infographic posted by the Journal of Commerce shows how a "34-hour" restart can become much more than 34 hours.

Carrier ordered to pay back wages, rehire driver fired for refusing to drive over hours

| July 25, 2013

A federal agency has ordered a Massachusetts carrier pay a driver $131,533 after firing him for refusing to drive after reaching the federal limit on hours.

Hours of service option: Earning flexibility

| July 25, 2013

Gold Card status would bring freedom from hours of service regs on the assumption that this is an experienced, safe, mature driver who knows to drive when rested and rest when tired.

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