Forecasts on the impact the new hours of service rule will have on the industry may have been overstated, a recent studies say. The research, however, makes a major presumption.
FMCSA has published notices of application from the DOD and livestock council asking to exempt them from the 30-minute break requirement mandated by the current hours-of-service rule.
A bill that could have undone the hours of service rule that became effective July 1 was pulled from the House floor after losing support.
An interactive infographic posted by the Journal of Commerce shows how a "34-hour" restart can become much more than 34 hours.
Per a letter from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week to the American Trucking Associations, there will be no delay in hours of service implementation, as requested by ATA in January.
Several states hit by winter storm "Nemo" this weekend have suspended hours of service rules for drivers carrying emergency supplies.
Seven states have suspended hours-of-service rules for truckers transporting propane to mitigate current supply shortages.
In a letter sent to FMCSA last week, ATA asked the agency to reschedule the date that the new hours of service rule goes into effect.
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