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Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Issues Expanded HOS Emergency Declaration

Truck on highway Getty Images

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on March 18 issued an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency supplies in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 18, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Officials: Progress Continues on ELD Enforcement, Proposed HOS Changes

Regulations panel at Omnitracs’ Outlook 2020 user conference PMTC’s Mike Millian (from left), FMCSA’s Joe DeLorenzo, CVSA’s Kerri Wirachowsky and Omnitracs’ Mike Ahart provide an update on ELD and hours-of-service regulations. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Enforcement of the federal electronic logging device mandate is progressing, and regulators are working to finalize a proposal to add flexibility to driver hours-of-service rules, government and industry officials said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 20, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Gives Bus Drivers Exemption From California Rest-Break Rules

Traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge Traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge. Bus drivers in California will not have to abide by the state's rest-break rules. (Getty Images)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a petition submitted by the American Bus Association that exempts bus drivers from following California’s meal-and-rest-break rules.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 17, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Receives More Than 2,600 Comments on HOS Proposal

FMCSA HOS policies Trucks park for a rest break along the side of Interstate 66 in Manassas, Va. (Jim Galligan for Transport Topics)

The variety of the more than 2,600 written public comments on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed changes to its hours-of-service rules illustrate the challenge of finding solutions that address the concerns of the trucking industry’s different segments.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 24, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Truckers Tell FMCSA of Concerns About Coercion, Flexibility at HOS Listening Session

FMCSA panelists at listening session on HOS FMCSA panelists at listening session on HOS (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Drivers and trucking industry representatives had another chance to voice comments on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposal to change certain hours-of-service requirements Sept. 17.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 17, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA to Hold Second Listening Session Sept. 17 on HOS Proposal

Woman reading with dog in sleeper berth A truck driver relaxes in her sleeper berth. (TruckPR-Flickr)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that on Sept. 17, it will conduct a second listening session on potential changes to the agency’s hours-of-service rule.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 30, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA’s Ray Martinez Discusses HOS, Engagement, Training

FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez speaks at the 2019 National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

PITTSBURGH — Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief Ray Martinez encouraged members of the trucking industry to provide honest and detailed comments on the recently released notice of proposed rulemaking on hours-of-service regulations.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Breaking News

FMCSA Unveils Proposed Changes to Hours-of-Service Rules

truck driver in his truck Getty Images

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Aug. 14 issued a long-awaited proposal to make changes to its hours-of-service rules that would increase truck drivers’ flexibility with their 30-minute rest break and with allocating time in a sleeper berth.

Eric Miller and Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporters
August 14, 2019
Government, Business

7 Reasons You Don’t Want the Government Doing Your Compliance Laundry

7 Reasons You Don’t Want the Government Doing Your Compliance Laundry

Do you know what is involved in (DOT)/FMCSA compliance audits? Do you know if you’ll be selected for an audit? Are you ready for one? This whitepaper helps answer those questions and shows the benefits of conducting a mock audit.

April 3, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

DOT Submits Proposed Rule Change for HOS Regulations

HOS Regulations Chao (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The Department of Transportation has sent its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to reform hours-of-service regulations to the Office of Management and Budget.

Eleanor Lamb and Eric Miller | Staff Reporters
March 29, 2019

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