The latest hours of service rule is pushing older, experienced drivers out of the industry, which will take a toll on safety, a panel of fleet managers said last week.
St. Augustine, Fla.-based small fleet owner Robert Steele weighs in on need for a united front on shippers/receivers wasting drivers' time, hours, and other issues.
Uproar in an hours session at GATS yields intel on some jurisdictions' faulty interpretations of the revised restart provisions in the new hours rule.
Electronic logging device market, benefiting from government efforts toward a mandate expected in the next couple years, saw big changes in the fourth week of August 2013.
Debate continues over loading/unloading situations and what exactly consitutes "off-duty" time under the new hours 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.
Gold Card status would bring freedom from hours of service regs on the assumption that this is an experienced, safe, mature driver who knows to drive when rested and rest when tired.
Reader response to the hours changes that went into effect July 1 show operational limitations, with implications for revenue.
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