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Tag Archives: hours of service
The restrictions on use of the 34-hour restart that were put into place in 2013 are likely to be suspended. This story in Transport Topics explains it nicely. On Dec. 13, 2014, Congress passed a bill that includes the suspension. … Continue reading
Just in time as colder weather arrives in parts of the country, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has finalized changes to federal safety regulations that will allow certain state-issued emergency declarations to supersede federal hours of service regulations. The … Continue reading
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been busy. The agency has issued guidelines for the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs). Drivers may be able to use smartphones, tablets and computers to keep their hours of service records. Regulations … Continue reading
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposes amendments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to establish: minimum performance and design standards for hours-of-service (HOS) electronic logging devices (ELDs) requirements for the mandatory use of these devices by … Continue reading
It’s finally here. The proposed regulation regarding electronic logging devices has been published in the Federal Register as of March 28, 2014. If the regulation passes interstate drivers who fill out paper logs will be required to switch to electronic … Continue reading
The proposed rule mandating electronic onboard recorders (EOBRs) has cleared the White House’s Office of Management and Budget. You can read the details here. This makes it more likely that a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking will be published by … Continue reading
Overdrive magazine reports that the re-release of the Department of Transportation (DOT) rule mandating the use of Electronic Logging Devices (or EOBRs) which was expected for Feb. 27, 2014 may be delayed yet again. DOT had expected that the proposed … Continue reading
We hope your Christmas was merry and bright. Meanwhile, here are some developments of which you should be aware. There will be a public listening session on January 13, 2014, to solicit ideas and information concerning sections 32101 and 32916 … Continue reading
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has announced the start of its second phase data collection on impacts from the recent changes to the hours of service rules, which went into effect July 1, 2013. ATRI is asking commercial drivers … Continue reading
Overdrive magazine reports that the federal court has upheld the hours of service rules, rejecting the American Trucking Association’s arguments against them. The only portion of the rule vacated by the court was the required 30-minute break for short-haul drivers.