hours of service

Court dismisses hours of service case

A federal court dismissed the hours of service lawsuit Feb. 8, ending nearly three years of litigation.

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Amendment defeats heavier trucks

A bipartisan amendment to require a study of the impact of heavier truck weight limits was approved.

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Is FMCSA putting back in the air what EPA takes out?

New FMCSA rules require truckers to take a 30 minute break. What effect will this have on air quality?

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Groups want hours of service case dismissed

Previous settlement agreement wanted to change 2008 hours of service rule.

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Rich Wilson’s ‘state of the industry’; and MCSAC apnea update

You're likely to remember Rich Wilson (pictured), former owner-operator and current regulatory manager with the Trans Products/Trans Services company, for his part in the Truck Driver Social Media Convention last fall, where he urged the drivers and owner-operators in attendance really be a part of the regulatory process -- on the front end, in the planning stages, before the regs were written and codified and, well, gained staying power. Wilson himself was at the Motor Carrier ...

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Intent v. interpretation: Questions raised by new hours rule

  The intent is not living up to the interpretation of language in the hours of service final rule, Rich Wilson of Trans Products / Trans Services told me this morning. Just one example of the disconnect (notwithstanding the one I wrote about last week) was noted by owner-operators Linda Caffee and Henry Albert of the Trucking Solutions Group after reading an explanation of the occasional inability to enforce the limitation of one restart every 168 hours, ...

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Stiff wind to pay the toll: The 2011 Channel 19 year in review

What better way to start the new year than with a look back on the previous? I did it last year, after all, so let's make it a tradition, how bout? The Chinese Year of the Rabbit saw all manner of issues hopping in and out of the national on-highway spotlight, bookended by a proposed hours-of-service rule and its ultimate issuance, slightly reducing potential weekly work hours. Bound up in the discussion was, as any regular ...

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FMCSA’s hours rule justification includes, well, guess who…

You can imagine my surprise yesterday when, just as I'm perusing portions of the new hours rule's full text in preparation for a story or two I'm putting together for Truckers News and Overdrive, I get an email from a colleague making note of the fact that none other than my own reporting is sourced in part of the rule's justification. Sure enough, right there on the 13th page of the 55-page document, in response to ...

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Groups plan Stand Up for Trucking day Feb. 1

Shippers and carriers are working collectively so Congressional representatives understand how trucking contributes to the country’s well-being.

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FTR Shippers Conditions Index up in October

FTR described the current environment for shippers as stable through early next year.

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