hours of service

Study finds 2013 restart restrictions negatively impacted safety

"Regulations should serve to improve safety, not create additional safety risks." --Maverick's Dean Newell on the 2013-implemented restart restrictions.

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DOD requests renewal of hours of service exemption

The U.S. Department of Defense Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command has requested an exemption renewal from the hours of service regulation.

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Concrete haulers granted exemption to hours-of-service provisions; fireworks haulers request one

FMCSA last week granted an exemption to ready-mix concrete haulers from the agency’s 30-minute break requirement implemented in the 2013 hours-of-service changes. It's also considering a temporary exemption for pyrotechnics haulers.

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FMCSA’s hours-of-service restart study: Congressman writes DOT to note concerns about trucker participants

Hanna’s letter includes four key points to Foxx and FMCSA that he says should be considered for the study, including — perhaps of most concern for the study’s efficacy — ensuring selection of drivers that “are truly representative of the industry,” Hanna writes.

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Dept. of Energy, Oregon log haulers get hours-of-service exemptions

FMCSA in recent weeks announced it has granted the Oregon Trucking Associations and the Department of Energy their requested exemptions from the 30-minute break requirement of the 2013 hours-of-service rule.

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FMCSA offering up to $2k for participating in hours-of-service study

FMCSA and the university tapped with completing the agency’s Congressionally required study on the 2013-implemented hours-of-service changes is still on the hunt for truck operators willing to volunteer for the study.

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Kentucky temporarily suspends hours rules for food, medicine, grain haulers

Kentucky has suspended hours-of-service rules for truck drivers supplies such as food, water, medicine, propane and grains headed to areas affected by severe winter weather in recent weeks.

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Permanent hours-of-service fix, minimum driver age, highway funding top ATA agenda for 2015

In addition to a more long-term hours-of-service fix, Osiecki says ATA will promote increasing fuel taxes to boost highway funding, building a national freight plan, lowering the legal age to obtain a CDL and dealing with federal emissions standards.

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DOT begins audit of FMCSA’s compliance with 34-hour restart study requirements

The OIG says its objective is to “determine whether FMCSA’s design and implementation of the restart study complies with the requirements of the act.”

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Heads up, drivers: Virginia Tech looking for 250 truck operators for FMCSA’s 34-hour restart study

The drivers must be studied for at least five months, and researchers will compare their schedules, crashes, near-crashes, crash-relevant events, operator fatigue and alertness and short-term health.

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