hours of service

FMCSA done studying drivers for 34-hour restart report, funding stopgap won’t affect ‘rollback’

FMCSA collected data for five months on two groups of drivers: One abiding by pre-2013 rules and one following the 2013 requirements. It will now begin analyzing the data it gathered and could produce a report by year's end.

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‘Restart snapback?’ Will FMCSA try to reinstitute 2013 restart rules after Sept. 30?

The current stay of enforcement of the 2013-implemented rules governing truckers’ use of a 34-hour hours-of-service restart could be removed as soon as Sept. 30, 2015, according to the text of the law that temporarily suspended the rules.

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Trucker in Tracy Morgan case files to dismiss vehicular homicide, auto assault charges

The Walmart truck driver at the center of the high-profile June 2014 crash involving actor Tracy Morgan has asked prosecutors to dismiss the charges against him, arguing the media attention the case has drawn makes a fair trial impossible.

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Some hazmat haulers granted exemption from 30-minute break

The American Trucking Associations was granted an exemption request it made in May that would grant haulers of hazardous materials an exemption from the mandated 30-minute break.

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Mail haulers requesting exemption from 14-hour limit

The National State Route Mail Contractors Association, whose members transport mail under contract for the United States Postal Service, has requested an exemption of the 14-hour on-duty limit.

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CRST asks FMCSA for split sleeper berth time allowance following recent exemption report

CRST Expedited, one of the largest carriers in the country, has filed an exemption request with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration asking the agency to allow some CRST drivers to use split sleeper berth time to satisfy their 10 off-duty hours.

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Tired trucker to blame in Tracy Morgan crash, NTSB says

The trucker at the center of the high-profile 2014 truck crash involving actor Tracy Morgan was awake for more than 28 of the 33 hours preceding the crash, the NTSB said.

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Report: FMCSA can’t effectively study 2013 hours of service, safety conclusions likely skewed

A new Congressional report says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has limited ability to truly evaluate the 2013-implemented hours-of-service rule because its study did not meet research standards and has data constraints. The GAO report covers the agency's 2014-released study on the HOS rule, not the one currently in the works required by a December 2014 DOT-funding act, which also suspended certain portions of the 2013 rule. The U.S. House's transportation committee asked the Government Accountability ...

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KeepTruckin redesigns logbook app

Added functionality in KeepTruckin's update include the storage of multiple vehicles and odometer readings in your log form, improved hours entry and editing and more.

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POLL: On average, how long do you drive per day?

Given the late attention to those in the supply chain who would waste drivers' time unnecessarily, this poll probes just how much Overdrive readers really use of their daily maximum 11 hours drive time.

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