hours of service

Hours wish list — change if you could, would, should…

To improve the hours of service with a mind toward doing the work of driving a Class 8 truck in the safest manner possible, what one change would be the most effective?

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Hours regs starting to ‘look like the tax code’

"Pretty soon our HOS rules are going to look like the tax code." --Tom Strese, commenting on news of another niche exemption request from the 30-minute break.

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Bee haulers become the latest to ask for exemption to hours rules

The 30-minute break — especially in hot weather — puts bees in danger, bee haulers say.

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PeopleNet updates e-log software to reflect suspension of restart regs

Electronic logging hardware and software provider PeopleNet announced last week it has updated its eDriver application to reflect the reversion to enforcement of pre-July 2013 rules governing the use and scope of a 34-hour restart.

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Best way to avoid inspection in Indiana: Slow down

With speeding accounting for nearly half of all moving-type infractions marked on inspection reports in 2013, Indiana ranks first in the nation for those violations.

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The regs: Threading the needle through 2014

Part 2 in this Channel 19 year in review highlights the most-read stories from the blog this year having to do with regulations -- and their enforcement. CARB, insurance, CSA, hours...

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Trucking wins in restart fight, loses on insurance increase

Truck operators no doubt scored a victory this month when Congress voted to suspend the 2013-implemented changes to rules dictating the use of a 34-hour restart. But they lost elsewhere.

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Two e-log makers update software to reflect 34-hour restart changes

Two e-log software providers, KeepTruckin' and Big Road, have already announced software updates to accommodate the rollback of the 2013 provisions.

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FMCSA publishes restart rollback notice, says it will publish another when rollback ends

Clearing up some grey area of the language of the appropriations law, FMCSA says it will issue another Federal Register notice when the rules "regain their legal force and effect," which will come no later than Sept. 30, 2015, and only after the agency has completed a study required by the law.

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Restart rollback: An origin story

Throughout efforts to battle FMCSA's recent round of hours of service changes, truckers have been at the forefront with continued calls for rest flexibility.

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