Timber haulers in Oregon are seeking an exemption to the 30-minute break required by the hours of service rule that went into effect July 1, saying environmental and seasonal restrictions already limit their ability to ...
The regulatory bottleneck heading toward the trucking industry in 2014 will further shrink the driver pool and the industry's capacity and could lead to a 6 percent increase in truckload rates by the second quarter ...
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.
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