hours of service

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

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

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

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

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Hours of service option: Earning flexibility

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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Weighing in on the hours changes

Reader response to the hours changes that went into effect July 1 show operational limitations, with implications for revenue.

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Looking for flexibility in the hours revision’s on-duty definitions change

Observers and readers note the gray area in the change, where logging extended downtime waiting at shippers/receivers off-duty could be more easily interpreted as legal under news rules and off-duty regs guidance.

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Severity weights, out-of-service protocol for new hours rules

States are likely to treat rest-break violations differently, some requiring the offending driver to sit for the break, but it should not be marked as an official out-of-service violation, says CVSA.

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Hours changes premium: $300 down, more to come…

Wendy details losses incurred directly as a result of the new hours of service changes: "As of the 10th, we've lost approximately $300 due directly to the new laws."

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Hours-of-service break requirement top issue with new regs, enforcers say

Though it's too soon to know exactly how enforcement of the new hours-of-service regulations are faring, the enforcement community to this point has noticed some confusion and many questions regarding the required 30-minute break.

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FMCSA issues guidance on breaks in on-duty time

The guidance comes on the heels of the July 1 effective date of hours of service rule changes and clarifies guidance it says has an "effect of discouraging drivers from taking breaks" or documenting them in their logs.

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