Regulations

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.

Restart: Moving ahead

| December 15, 2014

"Anybody restart hours today, by chance?" Readers react to -- and more of what to expect from -- the restart change put into effect by Congress this weekend.

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?

More voices on restart rollback; And a moving encounter off I-395 in ConnecticutPodcast

| December 11, 2014

Audio mailbag No. 2 on the restart as Congress mulls big spending bill; And: driver Scott LeVan's encounter with Ben, a wounded German Shepherd, brings tears to a grown man's eyes.

Calif. finalizes some exemptions, compliance alternatives to emissions regulations

| December 10, 2014

CARB has finalized the compliance alternatives and extension amendments it proposed earlier this year, effectively allowing the owner-operators and small fleet owners who qualify some delays in complying with the state’s emissions regulations.

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