hours of service

FMCSA publishes hours of service guidance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted two new guides regarding upcoming changes in hours of service rules on its website.

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Hours rules suspended for propane haulers

Seven states have suspended hours-of-service rules for truckers transporting propane to mitigate current supply shortages.

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Group asks DOT to push back hours of service date

In a letter sent to FMCSA last week, ATA asked the agency to reschedule the date that the new hours of service rule goes into effect.

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Daytime sleep worse than split sleep, says FMCSA study

Sleeping during the day makes drivers sleepier and causes drivers to get less sleep than a consolidated sleep period at night and a split sleep schedule, the study concludes.

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ATA, agency to square off in court over hours rule

The American Trucking Associations will present oral arguments against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours-of-service rule March 15.

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Forecast: EOBR proposed rule likely by March

Congress directed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to mandate electronic onboard recorders.

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New oilfield exemption guidance requested

Sixty-three congressional representatives have signed a letter requesting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rescind recently published oilfield exemption guidance.

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Hours and EOBRs: Operator challenge No. 2

Using a survey and our social media channels, we quizzed readers about what they saw as the No. 1 problem for owner-operators. Here’s a closer look at challenge No. 2 of the top five, Hours and EOBRs, with partial solutions from owner-operators, fleet representatives and others.

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Hours rule under fire in federal court

Trucking and safety groups filed arguments in federal court this month to overturn the current hours-of-service rule.

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States issue emergency waivers

Iowa’s and Wisconsin’s drought and Michigan’s fuel shortage have resulted in the states issuing emergency waivers for trucks.

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