hours of service

Driver action on sleep apnea, CSA, EOBRs, cross-border trucking

Regular readers will recall my post from last month following the first annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention, which spurred on driver advocate Frederick Schaffner to be a presence in D.C. at the November meeting of the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committtee. There, a large part of the discussion was devoted to standards for electronic onboard recorders for hours-of-service compliance. Schaffner has annotated MCSAC's task report emerging from that meeting with his own series of ...

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Washington launches system to check compliance

State has installed automated cameras at 12 weigh stations and ports of entry that take a picture of the truck and license plate.

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When burned-out lights glare

The top equipment-related violation is lighting, according to a “CSA: One Year Later” panel discussion at the Commercial Carrier Journal Fall Symposium in Phoenix.

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Senator seeks to block hours rule

New Hampshire senator seeks to stop HOS rule changes through transportation appropriations bill.

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LogBook

Audit delays cross-border plan, court asked to review pilot program, hours rule due by end of month, a bridge closure, FMCSA says CSA helps compliance and other industry news items are featured.

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Breaking Free

From fighting for enhanced freedom to haul in its early days to stressing smart business practices later, Overdrive has championed the owner-operator’s concerns.

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Panel discusses response to CSA, hours of service

A panel of three fleet executives discussed Thursday morning the changing outlook of the trucking industry during the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas. CSA regulations, electronic on-board recorders, hours of service and driver recruitment have garnered attention from fleets recently. Russell Stubbs, president and CEO of FFE Transportation Services; Robert Low, president and founder of Prime Inc.; and Don Orr, president and CEO of Central Freight Lines, discussed the impact of these issues on truck ...

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DOT updates rules timetable

Agency has updates on electronic recorders, hours of service and speed limiters on trucks.

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Lowest out-of-service in Roadcheck history

Nearly 8,000 CVSA and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration inspectors performed 70,712 truck and bus inspections.

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U.S., Mexico sign cross-border agreement

Mexican trucks will be required to comply with all U.S. safety standards and have electronic monitoring systems to track hours-of-service compliance.

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