hours

Panel: Hours rule hurting safety, pushing drivers out of industry

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.

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More industry unity would pay big dividends on regulations

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.

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Some jurisdictions ‘do not compute’ new restart limitations

Uproar in an hours session at GATS yields intel on some jurisdictions' faulty interpretations of the revised restart provisions in the new hours rule.

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Qualcomm sells Omnitracs; uDrove launches new EOBR

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.

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More off/on-duty discussion

Debate continues over loading/unloading situations and what exactly consitutes "off-duty" time under the new hours rule.

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Bill that would undo hours rule pulled from House

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.

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Hours of service option: Earning flexibility

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.

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Weighing in on the hours changes

Reader response to the hours changes that went into effect July 1 show operational limitations, with implications for revenue.

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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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Hours recap: New regs bringing old practice to the fore?; OK tornado intel

More and more under new hours rules, drivers and owner-operators are expecting a turn away from the restart and back to the recap. You? Also: A brief update on OK tornado relief expectations.

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