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Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Unveils HOS Resource as Revised Rules Take Effect

Trucks at truck stop Trucks sit at a truck stop in Connecticut. (Alexander Farnsworth/Getty Images)

FMCSA has launched an online tool to help carriers and drivers better understand the hours-of-service regulations that took effect Sept. 29.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 29, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Groups Take Legal Action Against HOS Final Rule

Truck on empty road near Las Vegas A Giltner Inc. truck on U.S. Route 93 outside of Las Vegas. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Three organizations and the Teamsters union have filed a petition in federal court challenging the final rule on changes to hours-of-service regulations.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 18, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Breaking News

FMCSA Proposes Pilot Allowing Drivers to Pause Driving Window

Truck driver The program would allow participating drivers to pause their on-duty driving time with one off-duty period of at least 30 minutes, but not more than three hours. (photovs/Getty Images)

FMCSA is seeking comment on a pilot program that would offer drivers additional hours-of-service flexibility by allowing them to pause their 14-hour driving window.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 28, 2020
Government, Business

Safety Groups, Teamsters Petition FMCSA to Reconsider HOS Final Rule

Truck at night DOUGBERRY/Getty Images

A group of safety organizations and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have filed a petition for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to reconsider the final rule on changes to hours-of-service regulations soon to take effect.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 1, 2020
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

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