hours of service

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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California domestic workers and truck drivers; $1,500 for a few words

Domestic workers making state-by-state inroads on their own FLSA exemption (similar to company drivers') from the possibility of overtime pay -- meanwhile, a friendly, familiar, potentially lucrative contest.

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Robotic trucks set to push drivers out of a job?

According to some analysts, it could make good financial sense to fleets to switch early to self-driving trucks.

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Driver dispatches to DOT: New priorities for a new secretary

What should the new DOT Secretary focus make a priority as he takes office? We asked, and drivers responded.

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Rocky restart for hours rules

The new hours of service rules began being enforced this week, despite resistance and pleas of concern over cost and productivity from drivers and the industry at large.

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‘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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