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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Truck drivers hours of service limits may be tweaked under a fiscal 2017 transportation funding bill passed by an influential Senate appropriations committee this spring. Under the move spearheaded by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, the legislation set a 73-hour cap as the allowable hours per seven-day work week that truck drivers may work before taking a break.
Posted on 05/12 at 10:45 AM
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Regardless of capacity, pricing, or the economy, trucking industry regulations are never far from the freight transportation limelight. That is especially evident when it comes to the federally mandated hours-of-service (HOS) regulations. As usual, the current state of HOS remains somewhat fluid. And the reason for that has to do with legislation coming from the Senate Transportation Appropriations legislation that is currently being considered by the Senate.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
A law of unintended consequences is alive and well. Just ask trucking lobbyists and those inside the Department of Transportation working feverishly to fix what they describe as a “technical glitch” that threatens to scrap the entire law covering truck drivers’ hours of service.
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Trucking regulations are once again front and center for carriers and shippers and are making an immediate impact on carrier costs, capacity, rates, and relations between shippers and carriers. During this webcast—co-presented by Logistics Management and NASSTRAC—our expert panel brings shippers up-to-date on the state of trucking regulations and how these rules are impacting carrier costs, capacity and rates.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Various economic headwinds are standing in the way of true retail sales growth, even though the numbers show modest gains.
Monday, November 30, 2015
The rule, which will take effect on January 29, 2016, adopts regulations that prohibit motor carriers, shippers, receivers, or transportation intermediaries from coercing drivers to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in violation of certain provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
Friday, July 31, 2015
A new Government Accountability Office report on the effects of changes to truck driver hours of service rules has sparked a war of words between the American Trucking Associations and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the arm of the Transportation Department that is in charge of making those rules.
Friday, May 15, 2015
The trucking industry would like to see greater use of longer combination vehicles, specifically 33-foot twin trailers instead of the currently legal 28-foot “pups” that dot the major interstates right now.
Posted on 05/15 at 10:07 AM
Monday, April 13, 2015
In the first comprehensive scientific study on the subject involving real-world truck drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has posted details of its $4 million plan for the congressionally mandated naturalistic study of the operational, safety, health, and fatigue impacts of the hours-of-service restart provisions.
Posted on 04/13 at 01:33 AM
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for January rose to a positive 2.6 reading, reflecting a one month reaction to fuel price reductions and adjustment for reversal of the 2013 Hours of Service changes.
Posted on 03/25 at 09:20 AM