hours rules

Agency needs to justify hours rule that’s ‘purely ideological,’ congressman says

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.

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House bill would undo hours rule, reinstate previous restart provisions

A bill with bi-partisan support has been introduced in the U.S. House and if passed would undo the current hours of service rule and allow truck drivers to revert back to abiding by the hours rules in place prior to the July 1 changes.

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Hours-of-service break requirement top issue with new regs, enforcers say

Though it's too soon to know exactly how enforcement of the new hours-of-service regulations are faring, the enforcement community to this point has noticed some confusion and many questions regarding the required 30-minute break.

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Hours regs reduce flexibility, productivity for little gain, reps say

Owner-operators and fleet representatives said changes to the hours of service limits will negatively impact flexibility, productivity and driver rest.

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More hours flexibility would improve safety

Drivers, responding to an FMCSA study that some interpreted as backing up what they have been saying for years, showed unity around the call for more berth-use flexibility to improve safety,

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Smartphone app allows drivers to comment to FMCSA

TripPak Mobile now offers drivers the chance to submit comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration about its proposed Hours of Service rules.

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States waiving hours rules

Facing abnormal cold temperatures, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Missouri and Mississippi are waiving the hours-of-service rules for truckers.  In Florida driving time was extended to 14 hours to attempt to remove crops from fields and orchards. Farmers are reporting heavy damage to citrus and vegetable crops. The other states are waiving the hours rules to ensure fuel and road treatment chemicals can be delivered.

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