FMCSA HOS

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FMCSA Publishes Final HOS Rule, Granting Flexibility to Drivers

Truck on highway 5m3photos/Getty Images

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published its long-awaited final rule on changes to hours-of-service regulations in a move intended to increase flexibility for truck drivers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

FMCSA Extends HOS Emergency Declaration for Second Time

Truck on California highway A northbound truck crosses the Modoc County line in California. (Scott Sonner/AP)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has again extended its emergency declaration relaxing hours-of-service rules for motor carriers that are providing direct assistance in support of coronavirus-related relief efforts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 13, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

FMCSA Extends HOS Emergency Declaration Through May 15

Oklahoma's Strategic National Stockpile warehouse Supplies are loaded onto a delivery truck at Oklahoma's Strategic National Stockpile warehouse in Oklahoma City on April 7. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended and expanded its emergency declaration providing regulatory relief to truck drivers who are transporting emergency supplies during the coronavirus outbreak.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2020
Government, Business

FMCSA Advances Final Rule on HOS to the White House

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has sent a final rule on changes to hours-of-service regulations to the White House.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 3, 2020
Government, Business

Security-Sensitive Carrier PTS Worldwide Seeks Sleeper Berth Exemption

Sleeper berth John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Security-sensitive motor carrier PTS Worldwide Inc. has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for an exemption from the hours-of-service requirement to allow its drivers to split their 10 hours of sleeper berth time into periods of 4-6, 5-5 or 6-4 hours.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 15, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA’s Martinez Announces Driver Assistance Systems Project at MCE

FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez says that the industry partners will lead outreach and education efforts to promote the benefits of ADAS. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Ray Martinez announced the launch of a project to promote advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on Oct. 5. The initiative was unveiled at American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eleanor Lamb and Eric Miller | Staff Reporters
October 5, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Advisory Committee Offers Tough Questions on HOS Proposed Rule

Driver behind the wheel Getty Images

The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee had lots of questions about the major changes proposed for the hours-of-service rule, but no angry words were spoken by its 25 members.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 1, 2019
Government

ATA, CVSA Request Commenting Extension for FMCSA Hours-of-Service Proposal

Part of FMCSA's hours-of-service proposal involves traveling in adverse conditions. A truck on a snow-covered road. FMCSA's HOS rules involve trucks traveling in adverse weather conditions. (Dave Gonzalez/Minnesota DOT)

Two groups have requested that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extend the public comment period meant to garner feedback on proposed changes to hours-of-service regulations.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 28, 2019
Government, Business

FMCSA Exempts Grocery Giant Transco Drivers From 30-Minute Rest Break

grocery aisle Getty Images

Federal trucking regulators have approved grocery giant Transco Inc.’s request for a five-year exemption from the 30-minute hours-of-service rest break provision for the company’s more than 3,500 commercial motor vehicle drivers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 27, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Drivers Offer FMCSA Tweaks to Proposed HOS Rule

Truck driver sleeps in sleeper berth A truck driver sleeps in a sleeper berth. At the listening session, many drivers said they'd like to be in control of how to divide off-duty time in the sleeper berth. (TT file photo)

Federal trucking regulators got a variety of suggestions, mostly from truckers, on how to tweak a proposed hours-of-service rule designed to give drivers more flexibility to do their jobs, but safely.

Eleanor Lamb and Eric Miller | Staff Reporters
August 23, 2019

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