hours of service

Rate undercutting getting worse?

Independents are feeling the pinch in certain quarters -- some contend rate undercutting by other carriers without the business sense to make a healthy profit are a sizable part of the problem.

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Sleep: A user’s guide

This info piece on the science of sleep also presents an argument against the provision of two 1-5 a.m. periods in any restart codified in the most recent hours of service changes.

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DOT’s Foxx defends hours rule, saying it is ‘product of years’ of research

In a letter of response to Congressional criticism, Foxx defends the current hours rule and says it is the result of years of research into driver fatigue and safety and analysis of comments from the public.

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5 things members of the general public don’t know about truckers

From typical speed to on-the-road conditions and pay packages, misunderstood elements of the trucking business remain in the dark for many in the general public.

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House rep calls hours rule ‘flawed regulatory process’

Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) signaled in a statement this week he intends to gather congressional support for intervening in the regulatory process over the latest hours rule change.

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‘Trucker appreciation life’

"There are a lot of people out here doing it right.... For the ones who are striving to do it like you should, thank you."

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ATRI seeking driver feedback on impacts of new hours rule

The American Transportation Research Institute wants to hear from drivers as to how the hours of service rule has impacted their quality of life, miles and pay.

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House letter questions hours of service implementation

House members in a letter to Secretary Anthony Foxx say the implementation of the hours of service rule was "counter to common sense."

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Driver shortage: Many are called, fewer are chosen

Part 2 in this series examines carrier management and driver views on solutions to improved conditions to attract people to the trucking industry.

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Some jurisdictions ‘do not compute’ new restart limitations

Uproar in an hours session at GATS yields intel on some jurisdictions' faulty interpretations of the revised restart provisions in the new hours rule.

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