hours of service

Audio mailbag: Liability insurance, sleeper berth flexibility

The first in a series of Voices podcasts airing editorial comment on a variety of issues, here stemming from discussion of both sleeper berth period flexibility and FMCSA's planned liability insurance hike in D.C. Call 530-208-6423 at any time to record a message.

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FMCSA planning to launch split-sleeper flexibility study

The common refrain that the hours rules need to better encourage drivers to "drive when rested and sleep when tired" to be tested by the FMCSA.

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FMCSA amends hours rules for fuel haulers in emergency situations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has finalized changes to federal safety regulations that will allow certain state-issued emergency declarations to supersede federal hours-of-service regulations.

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80 percent of public oppose overturning current hours rule, trucking questions study

Safety groups are pushing a new study that shows 80 percent of the American public wants Congress to leave the 2013 hours-of-service rule in place and to abandon efforts to suspend the rule. Trucking groups, however, say the results of the study are “misleading” and “harmful.”

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Far from just a ‘driver gripe': Parking a growing concern for fleets, too

A perennial concern of drivers and owner-operators stands firm in the ranks at the No. 6 position in a prominent fleet survey: Truck parking,

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POLL: Which of these industry concerns is most important?

Following the release of the American Transportation Research Institute's critical issues report, this poll probes Overdrive readers' own prioritization of ATRI's top ten carrier concerns.

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Hours of service remains top concern in carrier survey

Fleet difficulty finding drivers rose to No. 2, followed by CSA, driver retention, the ELD mandate and truck parking. Weight in yourself via this post's related poll and in the comments.

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‘Tired truckers’ scare continues

Here we go again: Following CNBC "Collision Course" series on truck accidents, 20/20 follows with "Road to Ruin" -- more from the public crash/fatigue discussion here.

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Household goods movers seeking exemption of federal hours-of-service req’s

A trade group representing household goods movers has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to exempt its members of the 14-hour cap placed on drivers daily hours-of-service limits.

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Coercion rule comments: Hours still the problem, ‘coercion’ needs definition

Common themes of regulatory criticism popped up often in the public comments offered on DOT's proposed driver coercion prohibition rule, like the new pressures and restrictions caused by the agency’s 2013 hours-of-service rule and holding shippers, receivers and brokers accountable.

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