FMCSA HOS
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Paper Logs Can Ease ELD Transition, FMCSA Officer La Tonya Mimms Says

FMCSA La Tonya Mimms Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Drivers bracing for the upcoming electronic logging device rule should practice driving with the new units and old-fashioned paper logs, according to La Tonya Mimms, transportation specialist with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 8, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Omnitracs, Samsung Offer Integrated ELD Ahead of Mandate

Omnitracs ELD Omnitracs

Omnitracs and Samsung Electronics America have developed a joint electronic logging system to help trucking firms meet the requirements of the upcoming ELD mandate.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 19, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

FMCSA Grants UPS Several ELD Exemptions

PeopleNet ELD MCS Freight via YouTube

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will grant UPS Inc. temporary exemption from parts of the upcoming electronic logging device mandate, according to a document scheduled for publication in the Federal Register on Oct. 20.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 19, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

National Tank Truck Carriers Seeks Five-Year Exemption From Rest Break Rules

Tank Truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The National Tank Truck Carriers has requested that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration grant commercial vehicle drivers who transport petroleum-based fuels a five-year exemption from a federally required 30-minute rest break.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 26, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: King Sisyphus, Driver Manager

A parallel can be drawn between Greek mythology and the predicament trucking managers face in recruiting and retaining drivers.

Transport Topics
September 21, 2017
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