hours of service

‘Wireless Roadside Inspection’ inches closer to reality

Mobile communications technology stands to transform the way truck inspections take place, with big implications for the CSA program and owner-operator businesses.

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Report: Hours of service rules will cost $322 million more yearly than agency says

A study released this week says that FMCSA has miscalculated the yearly cost-benefit of the upcoming hours-of-service rule changes by $322 million.

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Catching flies with honey: A parking firestorm in Minnesota

Following a widely circulated picture posted about the truck-parking ordinance banning trucking parking and passed by Coon Rapids, Minn., last year, Wendy reaches out to the city council.

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Hours recap: New regs bringing old practice to the fore?; OK tornado intel

More and more under new hours rules, drivers and owner-operators are expecting a turn away from the restart and back to the recap. You? Also: A brief update on OK tornado relief expectations.

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Hours restart looming July 1

Could the July 1 hours changes be much ado about nothing? Many Overdrive readers say so -- but for some drivers with little control over weekly scheduling routinely maximizing driving hours, the change may bust the bottom line.

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What have you done to prepare for the new hours rule?

This poll looks at the ways carriers and drivers have been preparing for the July 1 enforcement/compliance date for FMCSA's latest hours of service changes.

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What part of the new hours rule will most affect you?

The enforcement date for the new hours of service rules is July 1, 2013. Will the new mandated breaks, restart restrictions, and on-duty definitions have a significant impact on your business?

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Hours of service delay backed by members of Congress

Transportation leaders from Congress have sent FMCSA a request to delay hours of service rule implementation until a final ruling in court has been made.

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Inconsistent enforcement: CSA’s heat index

State inspection intensity ratings range from Maryland, where 32 inspections per lane-mile of National Highway System were conducted during CSA's first two year, to Idaho, where only two inspections per lane-mile were done.

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Owner-operator walk-and-talk with Anne Ferro

Several operators took the opportunity the Trucking Solutions Group's health walk at MATS represented to walk-and-talk issues with FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

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