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.
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.
"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."
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.
House members in a letter to Secretary Anthony Foxx say the implementation of the hours of service rule was "counter to common sense."
Part 2 in this series examines carrier management and driver views on solutions to improved conditions to attract people to the trucking industry.
Uproar in an hours session at GATS yields intel on some jurisdictions' faulty interpretations of the revised restart provisions in the new hours rule.
The tablet is a 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 operating on Verizon's 4G network -- built for exclusive use with Keller E-Log system for hours of service recording and other compliance functions.
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