hours of service

Livestock haulers get temporary waiver from hours rule provision

Livestock transporters will temporarily not have to comply with the new 30-minute break required by the most recent hours of service rule changes (which took effect July 1) due to summer heat.

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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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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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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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What have you done to prepare for the new hours rule?

This poll looks at the ways carriers and drivers have been preparing for the July 1 enforcement/compliance date for FMCSA's latest hours of service changes.

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What part of the new hours rule will most affect you?

The enforcement date for the new hours of service rules is July 1, 2013. Will the new mandated breaks, restart restrictions, and on-duty definitions have a significant impact on your business?

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Hours of service delay backed by members of Congress

Transportation leaders from Congress have sent FMCSA a request to delay hours of service rule implementation until a final ruling in court has been made.

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ATA, OOIDA fight hours of service in court

A three-judge panel heard oral arguments Friday, March 15, from ATA and FMCSA, with ATA arguing against upcoming hours of service rule changes.

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FMCSA denies request for pushing back hours compliance

Per a letter from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week to the American Trucking Associations, there will be no delay in hours of service implementation, as requested by ATA in January.

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Hours rules suspended in states struck by winter storm

Several states hit by winter storm "Nemo" this weekend have suspended hours of service rules for drivers carrying emergency supplies.

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