hours of service

Five trucking grievances part of planned protest

Detail/background on the trucking-related grievances in the Ride for the Constitution manifesto and further reporting on logistical elements of the effort.

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‘Truckers Ride for the Constitution’ details emerge

The Doswell Truck Stop in Doswell, Va., is to serve as a rally point for convoys to the Capitol Beltway as well as into D.C., organizers report.

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Shutdown = No twitter for Anthony Foxx

Anthony Foxx has pledged not to use Twitter during the government shutdown -- perhaps some hours of service suggestions might help wake him up.

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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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