An interactive infographic posted by the Journal of Commerce shows how a "34-hour" restart can become much more than 34 hours.
NTSB has made recommendations to other DOT agencies in response to a truck and school bus crash. One of them is that all vehicles on the road be connected via wireless technology.
An rule mandating use of electronic logs is still slated to be proposed in November, the DOT said this week. It also expects to publish the drug and alcohol clearinghouse rule later this year.
Reader response to the hours changes that went into effect July 1 show operational limitations, with implications for revenue.
Observers and readers note the gray area in the change, where logging extended downtime waiting at shippers/receivers off-duty could be more easily interpreted as legal under news rules and off-duty regs guidance.
A bill referred to the House's transportation committee last week would raise the minimum insurance required by trucking companies from $750,000 to $4,422,000.
States are likely to treat rest-break violations differently, some requiring the offending driver to sit for the break, but it should not be marked as an official out-of-service violation, says CVSA.
AIPBA alleges FMCSA violation of the Administrative Procedure Act, given the agency did not conduct rulemaking to raise the minimum required broker bond from $10K to $75K, slated to go into effect October 1.
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