Hours of service changes: FMCSA says changes take effect as soon as Obama signs

| December 15, 2014

Clearing the air on some potential confusion about when procedurally the upcoming suspension of certain hours of service rules will take effect, FMCSA has told Overdrive the stay of enforcement begins as soon as the president signs the bill.

ATA: Driver pay generally exceeds U.S. average, carriers diversifying pay methods

| December 15, 2014

How does driver pay stack up to pay in other industries? According to ATA, drivers fare well, especially those at private fleets.

Diesel price sinks nearly 12 cents in biggest drop since Great Recession

| December 15, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 11.6 cents in the week ended Dec. 15 to $3.419 a gallon, according to the DOE.

Teamsters update: Union wins one, loses one at Con-way, withdraws petitions at FedEx

| December 15, 2014

The Teamsters’ efforts to organize drivers and workers at FedEx and Con-way — two of the five biggest fleets in the U.S. — saw mixed results in recent weeks.

34-hour restart rules to be suspended: Congress clears legislation to roll back 2013 provisions

Todd Dills and James Jaillet | December 14, 2014

Congress has cleared a bill that puts a stay of enforcement on certain hours of service rules. A bumpy start to the rollback, however, may be in store, given the need for re-training of enforcers and needed updates to e-log software.

Top states for hours violations

| December 12, 2014

Oregon ranks No. 1 in hours enforcement. Of the No. 2 state in hours enforcement, Wyoming, says Oregon enforcement, data-sharing is high. Find the top 15 states here.

House clears bill to suspend restart rules, bill moves to Senate

| December 12, 2014

The suspension of parts of the 2013 hours-of-service rule moved a step closer to fruition Thursday, as the House cleared a spending bill that includes language to halt enforcement of some HOS provisions at least until September.

POLL: How often do you use the 34-hour restart?

| December 11, 2014

Since the 2013 changes to the hours of service, the 34-hour restart has been restricted to use only once per week -- how often have you utilized it to reset your hours in the period since?

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