In response to a request sent to the DOT, FMCSA has issued an hours-of-service exemption to propane haulers in 24 states due extreme temperatures that has caused shortages of propane in affected areas.
In wake of Winter Storm Hercules and the extreme temperatures in impacted states, several states have issued exemptions or waivers of federal hours-of-service rules for truck drivers hauling fuel to or in those states.
A bill introduced in the Senate last week that, if enacted, would halt the most recent hours-of-service rule change and allow truck drivers to operate under the pre-July 1 rules again, until Congress can review ...
Short haul drivers who exceed the distance or time limits that qualify them as short haul drivers would be subject to complying with the mandatory 30-minute break required by the July 1 hours rule.
FMCSA says it's planning a field study to gather more data on whether split sleeper berth time is an OK alternative for drivers. Separately, ATA proposed this week the agency conduct a 2-year pilot program ...
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