hours of service

More hours flexibility would improve safety

Drivers, responding to an FMCSA study that some interpreted as backing up what they have been saying for years, showed unity around the call for more berth-use flexibility to improve safety,

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Hours rules suspended in states struck by winter storm

Several states hit by winter storm "Nemo" this weekend have suspended hours of service rules for drivers carrying emergency supplies.

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Putting agency heads in trucks makes good sense

It makes sense that if someone is going to regulate the trucking industry, he or she should get real-world experience by spending time riding in a tractor-trailer.

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FMCSA publishes hours of service guidance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted two new guides regarding upcoming changes in hours of service rules on its website.

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Hours rules suspended for propane haulers

Seven states have suspended hours-of-service rules for truckers transporting propane to mitigate current supply shortages.

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Group asks DOT to push back hours of service date

In a letter sent to FMCSA last week, ATA asked the agency to reschedule the date that the new hours of service rule goes into effect.

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Poll: Do drivers need more flexible split-sleeper periods?

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Daytime sleep worse than split sleep, says FMCSA study

Sleeping during the day makes drivers sleepier and causes drivers to get less sleep than a consolidated sleep period at night and a split sleep schedule, the study concludes.

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Hours of service, CSA top targets for House transportation committee

The transportation committee in the U.S. House said it intends to target hours of service rules, CSA and state tolls in the upcoming term.

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The smell of an EOBR by any other name

If you're an EOBR mandate supporter, is "electronic logging device" or "electronic log" any sweeter? Public debate over the mandate suggests, well, roses.

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