Regulations

Group seeks 30-minute rest break exemption for certain fuel haulers

The group is asking FMCSA to allow the drivers to not observe the 30-minute break, as long as those 30 minutes are spent attending the load.

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Voices on the call for a shutdown starting October 3

This week’s edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast takes a run through the mailbag following last week’s conversations with organizers of two ELD mandate protest actions set to take place in Washington, D.C., beginning Oct. 3.

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ELD mandate: Sounding the death knell for the American driver

An op-ed from Overdrive reader owner-operator Devin Combs of Bloomington, Ind.: "This electronic logging device situation is just one more cost that I can't endure and a headache that I don't have time for."

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POLL: Do hours rules/company pressures ever lead you to feel forced to drive tired?

Given the peculiarities of the hours rule, the incoming ELD mandate and difficulty balancing the business necessities of safety and on-time deliveries, how often do you feel forced to run when you otherwise might be resting?

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No more ‘catching up the logbook’ with ELDs, a paradigm shift that raises numerous issues

A panel of drivers at the August Great American Trucking Show illustrated that the seemingly simple change brings with it a raft of complications, from new administrative and operational burdens placed on drivers and carrier dispatch to the pressing need for shipper/receiver customers' appreciation of the new dynamics.

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FMCSA floats plan to reduce carrier registration fees for 2018, 2019

The reduction, FMCSA says, will range from approximately $7 to $6,700 per entity in 2018, and from approximately $3 to $3,400 in 2019, depending on the number of vehicles owned by the affected carriers.

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FMCSA’s med board to review waiver protocol for drivers on anti-seizure medication

FMCSA's Medical Review Board will meet next week to discuss the criteria for which drivers on anti-seizure medications must meet in order to be cleared to drive.

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YRC becomes second mega-fleet to request exemption from certain ELD mandate provisions

The nation's fifth-largest fleet is asking FMCSA to allow it to phase in new trucks with AOBRDs after the cutoff date of Dec. 18, 2017, to replace trucks that had AOBRDs. The exemption request also seeks a reprieve to allow drivers to record their duty statuses differently in certain situations than the mandate allows.

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ELD mandate protest efforts set to stage October 3

Podcast: Two unaffiliated groups -- Tony Justice and company's ELD or Me, and the Texas-headquartered Operation Black and Blue -- share details for ELD mandate protests coalescing around a beginning date of October 3.

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Another construction group seeks ELD exemption for short-haul drivers

The Power and Communication Contractors Association is seeking an exemption from the ELD mandate for its drivers who typically operate under a short-haul log-keeping exemption.

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