Regulations

CSA system update: New hours violations encoded

| August 12, 2013

New violations added to the CSA Safety Measurement System include codification of the hours of service break requirement at a 7-point severity weight value.

Agency stops enforcing break requirement for short haulers

| August 07, 2013

FMCSA has announced it is no longer enforcing the mandatory 30-minute break required by the current hours-of-service rule in light of a court ruling last week that vacated that portion of the rule.

Court upholds all of hours rule for long-haul drivers

| August 02, 2013

The entirety of the current hours of service rule was upheld for long-haul drivers. The only portion of the rule vacated by the court was the required 30-minute break for short-haul drivers.

Zero-defect driver vehicle reports on their way out

| August 01, 2013

FMCSA has issued a proposed rule that would eliminate the requirement of drivers to submit vehicle inspection reports in which they found no defects or problems.

More off/on-duty discussion

| August 01, 2013

Debate continues over loading/unloading situations and what exactly consitutes "off-duty" time under the new hours rule.

Infographic: Owner-operators inspected four times more often than largest fleets

| July 31, 2013

An infographic on Overdrive sister site CCJ shows some of the more disparate data that favors fleets over independents.

Bill that would undo hours rule pulled from House

| July 31, 2013

A bill that could have undone the hours of service rule that became effective July 1 was pulled from the House floor after losing support.

The undeclared war on owner-operators

Greg Fulton | July 30, 2013

Reclassification, hours of service rules, increased equipment costs and state and local regulations on idling, parking and noise are smothering the owner-operator, writes Greg Fulton.

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