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.
Debate continues over loading/unloading situations and what exactly consitutes "off-duty" time under the new hours rule.
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.
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.
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."
An interactive infographic posted by the Journal of Commerce shows how a "34-hour" restart can become much more than 34 hours.
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.
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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