FMCSA HOS

Government, Business

FMCSA Grants Concrete Group HOS Exemption

Worker pumping concrete at construction site antoniotruzzi/Getty Images

The American Concrete Pumping Association has become the latest group whose request for exemption from certain hours-of-service rules was honored by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 5, 2018
Government, Safety

Industry Comments Lean Toward Adjusting HOS Rules, FMCSA's Jim Mullen Notes

FMCSA Chief Counsel Jim Mullen Chief Counsel Jim Mullen address attendees during an FMCSA session at MCE on Oct. 28. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — Jim Mullen, chief counsel for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, indicated that the bulk of the more than 5,000 online comments the agency received regarding potential changes to hours-of-service rules supported tweaking the regulations to increase flexibility.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Grants Waste Management HOS Exemption

Waste Management truck TT file photo

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted Waste Management Holdings Inc. an exemption from certain hours-of-service rules.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2018
Government, Business

Stakeholder Comments to FMCSA Favor HOS Flexibility

Driver in cab John Sommers II for Transport Topics

A sample of last-minute written comments by trucking-related trade organizations mostly were supportive of tweaking federal hours-of-service rules to make them more flexible for commercial vehicle drivers.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

FMCSA to Host Oct. 10 Listening Session on Potential HOS Rule Changes

Electronic logging device EROAD

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host another public listening session to discuss potential changes to its hours-of-service rules for commercial motor vehicle operators.

Transport Topics
October 3, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

FMCSA Website Logs More Than 1,700 Comments on Potential HOS Changes

Trucks parked at a truck stop Trucks are parked at a Love's Travel Stop. (Russ MacNeil)

In written comments reacting to potential changes to federal driver hours-of-service rules, truckers clearly favor a potential plan by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to give them more flexibility with their driving and workday hours.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 13, 2018
Opinion

Opinion: HOS Rulemaking Based on Bad Research Method

Here’s a nightmare scenario for you: Imagine if the government used a completely spurious and unscientific research method to study truck safety and driver fatigue. The data generated was unrelated to serious crashes and to drivers falling asleep at the wheel, but that same data was the principal basis of hours-of-service regulations imposed throughout the trucking industry. A really bad dream, right?

Ronald Knipling | President, Safety for the Long Haul Inc.
September 11, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA to Hold Listening Session on Proposed HOS Changes

Sleeper berth FMCSA is seeking comment on the split sleeper-berth rule to allow drivers to split their required time in the sleeper berth. (Lippert Components Inc.)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has planned a public listening session this month to discuss several proposed changes to the commercial motor vehicle driver hours-of-service regulations.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 5, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Seeks Industry Comment on Several Potential HOS Changes

HOS Changes Martinez (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials have issued a proposal that seeks comment on several possible changes to the agency’s hours-of-service rule, ranging from how to increase driver or workday time in adverse driving conditions to revising the current mandatory 30-minute driver break after eight hours of continuous driving.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 21, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Drivers Overcome Web of Regulations to Deliver Holiday Fireworks

Crowd watches a fireworks show (Getty Images)

Although they drive trucks only one to six times a year, drivers for American Pyrotechnics Association members face unique challenges related to federal transportation safety regulation.

Libby Seline | Special to Transport Topics
June 20, 2018

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