hours of service

Tired trucker to blame in Tracy Morgan crash, NTSB says

The trucker at the center of the high-profile 2014 truck crash involving actor Tracy Morgan was awake for more than 28 of the 33 hours preceding the crash, the NTSB said.

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Exemptions adding fuel to hours debate

Bob Hearns, among others, weighs in: "keep asking for those legitimate exemptions, and maybe the rule makers, who do not know the industry … might wake up and do not only the right thing, but the necessary thing."

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Potential FMCSA chief Darling ‘appreciates truckers,’ says OOIDA: That and other reactions to nomination

Both the American Trucking Associations and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association have expressed their support for the nomination of Scott Darling to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as official administrator, a role he’s performed on an acting basis for nearly a year. President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Darling to head the DOT’s trucking and bus regulator, leaving a Senate vote the only thing standing in the way of Darling becoming the agency’s next ...

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Wisconsin: Targeting enforcement for violations

Only one state does it better -- or in many truckers' perspectives, worse -- than Wisconsin. With more than 3 violations written for every inspection performed in 2014, the state closed in on category leader Connecticut.

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Report: FMCSA can’t effectively study 2013 hours of service, safety conclusions likely skewed

A new Congressional report says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has limited ability to truly evaluate the 2013-implemented hours-of-service rule because its study did not meet research standards and has data constraints. The GAO report covers the agency's 2014-released study on the HOS rule, not the one currently in the works required by a December 2014 DOT-funding act, which also suspended certain portions of the 2013 rule. The U.S. House's transportation committee asked the Government Accountability ...

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KeepTruckin redesigns logbook app

Added functionality in KeepTruckin's update include the storage of multiple vehicles and odometer readings in your log form, improved hours entry and editing and more.

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POLL: On average, how long do you drive per day?

Given the late attention to those in the supply chain who would waste drivers' time unnecessarily, this poll probes just how much Overdrive readers really use of their daily maximum 11 hours drive time.

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POLL: Where do you stand on the proposed e-log mandate?

Has your view -- opposed, in favor, neutral -- of the electronic-log mandate proposed by FMCSA changed in recent times? If so or if not, weigh in with your view on the mandate in this poll.

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POLL: What do you use for your logs — paper or e-logbook?

With the ELD mandate slated to reach Final Rule status in the coming months, what's your current approach to logs -- paper, logbook app or other software, or 395.15-compliant e-log? Weigh in here.

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PC-Miler with hours manager

ALK Technologies introduction of the hours manager into PC-Miler software allows for better small fleet back-office planning around required breaks, among top problems with the hours of service recently identified by Overdrive readers.

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