Where to find a two/three-hour 14-clock pause in the new HOS
Confused by upcoming split-sleeper changes? We explain everything owner-operators need to know about the new 7/3 split-sleeper berth rule, quick and easy.
August 10, 2020
Sleeper splits toward ‘Knights of the Highway’ reawakening? A talk with ‘Trucker’s Tale’ memoir author Ed Miller
This episode of Overdrive Radio includes retired trucker and author Ed Miller sharing his memoir, "A Truckers Tale"; and truckers' view on hours changes.
May 26, 2020
One trucker’s somewhat mixed feelings on the hours of service proposal
Clifford Petersen on the hours proposal: “I will say definitively … that yes, we need greater flexibility. After all, we are professionals, and no one knows our needs better than we do. Still, there are areas that need clarification …”
August 28, 2019
Listen/watch: Owner-operators, drivers weigh in on hours at FMCSA’s listening session
If you missed the Great American Trucking Show or the FMCSA’s webcast last week, you can sit in on the first hour_plus of the hours of service listening session held at GATS Aug. 23 via this video and/or audio player. The session was devoted to some proposed hours changes aimed at increasing both safety with some measure of flexibility for drivers.
August 28, 2019
Mailbag: Worm turns a bit on regs favor with hours proposal, readers sound off
In this week’s Overdrive Radio, readers weigh in largely favorably on FMCSA’s this-week-proposed hours of service changes — a big departure from reader reactions to new regs over recent history. Also: Better split-sleeper data blind spots that could have been avoided, mainstream news spin, more on the proposal …
August 16, 2019
Martinez heard the message — +flexibility — now will his agency deliver?
To cap the week, here’s a celebration of the spirit of a system in which we can all at least participate by speaking freely. Views on and hopes for the impending hours revision hammer home the central message of a majority of haulers. In the words of one reader: “Quit stalling. Get some relief for us.”
July 5, 2019
POLL: Are you planning to shut down April 12?
With “Stand as One” slow-roll events over the weekend, movement continued toward the April 12 date on which many slow-roll participants plan to shut down in hopes of bringing greater awareness to the driver’s voice on hours of service, parking, training, safety and other issues. Are you shutting down?
March 11, 2019
Hours of service proposal could come by end of March
Signs point to a decision on whether to move forward with hours change from FMCSA sooner than later — by Spring, regulators said during a call with owner-operators put together by Scott Reed and Scott Jordan of the Independent Carrier Group covering hours, the ELD mandate and exemptions, training and enforcement topics.
December 6, 2018
Hours of Service
New personal-conveyance FAQs illustrate FMCSA’s round-trip view of ‘under dispatch’
In the agency’s new FAQ series, Question No. 1 solidifies an interpretation of any dispatch as encompassing a round trip, and also attempts to clarify seeming contradictions between that interpretation and the new personal conveyance guidance. More on PC enforcement during audits, too, muddying waters.
November 9, 2018
10-4 D.C. event under way: Scenes from the Fredericksburg rally point preparing for the convoy downtown
Check out some of the scenes at the rally point for the 10-4 D.C. truck event. Take a look at the video footage, too. Details and more on Overdrive Online.
October 4, 2018
Hours of Service
Truckers push flexibility case at latest hours of service listening session
The FMCSA's Ray Martinez listened to truckers voice their opinions about hours of service regulations at the Guilty by Association Truck Show in Joplin, MO.
October 2, 2018
Hopeful and careful-what-you-wish-for dynamics in reader commentary in wake of FMCSA’s hours moves
Everybody's favorite subject of debate -- the hours of service rule -- has engendered plenty among Overdrive's mostly owner-operator readers.
September 4, 2018
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