Livestock transporters will temporarily not have to comply with the new 30-minute break required by the most recent hours of service rule changes (which took effect July 1) due to summer heat.
What should the new DOT Secretary focus make a priority as he takes office? We asked, and drivers responded.
The new hours of service rules began being enforced this week, despite resistance and pleas of concern over cost and productivity from drivers and the industry at large.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a nine-year plan for identifying the riskiest drivers and addressing unsafe driver behavior.
President Barack Obama proposed this week more comprehensive and challenging standards for truck emissions and fuel economy that would be phased in through 2018.
From raising rates to running in the Golden State no longer, owner-operators sound off on methods of dealing with and impacts real and potential of CARB's powertrain upgrade requirements.
A rule mandating the use of electronic onboard recorders by truck drivers is expected to be proposed Nov. 18.
Owner-operators and fleet representatives said changes to the hours of service limits will negatively impact flexibility, productivity and driver rest.
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