HOS

By Jeff Berman · March 16, 2015
Trucking interests are asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to make important changes to its CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) carrier rating system following criticisms from a key U.S senator and the Government Accountability Office.
By Jeff Berman · December 15, 2014
Trucking sector warmly endorses move to suspend two consecutive 1 a.m.-5 a.m.rest periods during 34-hour restart period.
By Jeff Berman · December 8, 2014
Late last week, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) said it has called on members of Congress in an effort to cast off what it described as “misinformation” over truck safety while asking Congress to sign off on an appropriations bill that would provide regulatory relief for the trucking sector, specifically focusing on truck driver hours-of-service (HOS) regulations.
By Mary C. Holcomb, Ph.D., University of Tennessee; Joseph M. Tillman, TSquared Logistics · July 1, 2014
Varying estimates from positive to pragmatic existed before the new rule became effective in July 2013. However, the grim reality is that trucking stakeholders are now experiencing substantial losses in productivity due to the change—and in many cases it’s much worse than was predicted.
By Jeff Berman · June 19, 2014
Since the new motor carrier driver Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations took effect in July 2013, there has been more than a little bit of subsequent criticism aimed at these revised regulations, specifically its restart provision.
By Jeff Berman · June 4, 2014
Nearly a year after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new motor carrier Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations took effect, one thing remains clear: the rules are not being embraced by the trucking industry, even just a little bit.
By Jeff Berman · April 18, 2014
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Doug Waggoner, CEO of Echo Global Logistics, a non-asset based freight brokerage company and a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services on various topics impacting freight transportation and logistics.
By Jeff Berman · April 4, 2014
High-ranking leadership for the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee is calling on the U.S. Government Accountability Office to evaluate two studies that were used to justify changes for the motor carrier Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that went into effect last July.
By Peter Moore · March 1, 2014
In a recent speech to shippers and carriers, Anne Ferro, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), said: “We need a real change in our transportation culture to recognize that safety means more than complying with safety rules. It means changing work/rest schedules that contribute to fatigue.”
By Jeff Berman · January 31, 2014
Since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) formally rolled out its new trucking Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations, and in advance of their debut really, there has been and remains a large amount of differing opinions about why these rules were needed, if they really took into account the day-to-day travails of trucking, and, of course, the safety reasons that came with these new rules.
By Jeff Berman · January 10, 2014
Keeping an eye on over-the-road capacity at its current levels and speculating on what its future levels may be has become more than a passing interest for freight transportation and supply chain stakeholders.
By Jeff Berman · December 17, 2013
Spurred by signs of future positive growth, recent data released by Transport Capital Partners (TCP) points to increased optimism for motor carriers in the form of increased volumes and rates.
By Jeff Berman · November 22, 2013
It is hard not to write about the new motor carrier Hours-of-Service regulations that took effect on July 1 when there are so many parties that, quite simply, loathe them.
By Jeff Berman · November 4, 2013
There has been no shortage of feedback from shippers and carriers regarding the new changes to the motor carrier hours-of-service regulations that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued in July.
By Jeff Berman · October 31, 2013
Bipartisan legislation introduced by a trio of Congressmen—Reps. Richard Hanna (D-NY), Tom Rice (R-SC) and Michael Michaud (D-Maine) aims to halt the 34-hour restart provision on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s motor carrier hours-of-service (HOS) rules that took effect in July.

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