trucking hours

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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DOT’s Foxx defends hours rule, saying it is ‘product of years’ of research

In a letter of response to Congressional criticism, Foxx defends the current hours rule and says it is the result of years of research into driver fatigue and safety and analysis of comments from the public.

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House rep calls hours rule ‘flawed regulatory process’

Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) signaled in a statement this week he intends to gather congressional support for intervening in the regulatory process over the latest hours rule change.

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House letter questions hours of service implementation

House members in a letter to Secretary Anthony Foxx say the implementation of the hours of service rule was "counter to common sense."

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Was trucking wrong about hours of service?

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.

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Agency granting 30-min. break exemptions for defense, livestock haulers

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.

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Court upholds all of hours rule for long-haul drivers

The entirety of the current hours of service rule was upheld for long-haul drivers. The only portion of the rule vacated by the court was the required 30-minute break for short-haul drivers.

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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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Chart shows just how long a 34-hour restart actually takes

An interactive infographic posted by the Journal of Commerce shows how a "34-hour" restart can become much more than 34 hours.

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Report: Hours of service rules will cost $322 million more yearly than agency says

A study released this week says that FMCSA has miscalculated the yearly cost-benefit of the upcoming hours-of-service rule changes by $322 million.

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