Government, Business

Pacific Northwest Wildfires Prompt Federal Emergency HOS Response

Oregon and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have extended an emergency declaration and associated regulatory relief through Oct. 31, allowing truckers to address the fire danger and widespread emergency conditions that create a need for transportation of supplies, equipment and people into and out of the state.

Transport Topics
September 7, 2017
Government, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

HOS Rules Relaxed as FMCSA Calls State of Emergency for 26 States, District of Columbia

Aerial view of Humble, Texas, on Aug. 28, 2017 David J. Phillip/Associated Press

Driver hours-of-service rules are being relaxed in 26 states and the District of Columbia under a state of emergency announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Aug. 31.

Transport Topics
September 1, 2017
Government, Business

Virginia Tech to Lead FMCSA-Funded Flexible HOS Study

Virginia Tech, along with subcontractors from Washington State and SmartDrive, has been awarded a $2.5 million contract from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to study a flexible hours-of-service safety provision that will allow longhaul truck drivers to split their required sleeper berth time into shorter periods.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
December 30, 2015