ATA Chairman Phil Byrd said undoing this year's hours-of-service rule changes, working on an electronic log mandate, fixing CSA and working to improve driver respect are some key areas ATA will focus on in 2014.
As Quinton's and recent other commentary makes clear, the new hours of service rule is foregrounding the problem of, simply, time. Time enough to get the work done in the day allotted to do it.
"As much as I'd like to be able to write a happy ending for the hours of service story, I can't. The HOS are just the tip of the iceberg."
Another play in the trucking smartphone-apps landscape, with a robust trip-planning function; and full video of this week's House Small Business Committee's hours of service hearing.
Owner-operator Tilden Curl testified before Congress this week to say the new rules have cost him thousands of dollars a month and do little to make the industry safer.
Administrator Anne Ferro persistently defended her Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours-of-service rule Nov. 21 in a House subcommittee hearing, saying she is not open to repealing the regulations.
A full 65 percent of the 4,000 truck drivers surveyed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said the new hours of service rules have caused them to receive less income, while 46 percent report feeling ...
Overdrive had the exclusive opportunity to speak with Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.), who's been backing a delay of the new hours rule since July, about the upcoming House hearing on hours of service rules.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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