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Teamsters come out against hours changes, ATA still supportive

The Teamsters Union has voiced its opposition to recent Congressional action to roll back the 2013 changes to federal hours-of-service restart provisions, but ATA head Bill Graves is holding strong on the group’s support for suspending the changes.

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Bill in Senate would suspend hours rule’s restart provisions and require further study

A bill making its way through the Senate now includes an amendment to undo some provisions of the hours of service rule changes implemented in July 2013 for at least a year and require a study by the DOT.

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House members call for GAO to evaluate FMCSA’s methodology in creating hours rule

Two members of Congress have asked the Government Accountability Office to evaluate studies done by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that justify the most recent hours of service regulations changes, which took effect last year.

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Introducing ‘Drivers for the TRUE Safety Act’

In November Chris Gadarowski launched the "Drivers for the 'TRUE Safety Act'" Facebook page as a grassroots gathering point for those in favor of the bill’s call for an independent hours review attendant to a rollback of changes made last July.

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Poll: Have the new hours affected your income?

With the first quarter following the July 1 change in the hours of service rules well over and done, what has been the economic impact for your operation?

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Looking for fleet/owner-operator common ground

If drivers and fleet folks truly presented a united front on hours to Congress and regulators, would anything change for the better in terms of flexibility?

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Rocky restart for hours rules

The new hours of service rules began being enforced this week, despite resistance and pleas of concern over cost and productivity from drivers and the industry at large.

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Cool Reception

FMCSA’s proposed hours of service revision stirs criticisms.

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