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 | Staff 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 | Staff 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, 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
Government, Business, Safety

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Suspends HOS Rules in Wake of Flooding

Suspends HOS Rules A camper stands in flood water from the Tennessee River March 8. (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press)

Rules pertaining to hours of service have been relaxed for certain truckers in Tennessee who are involved in relief efforts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 11, 2019
Government, Safety

FMCSA Listening Session Attendees Call for Flexible HOS Rules

Flexible HOS rules Martinez (left), Minor and Deputy FMCSA Administrator Cathy Gautreaux. (Media Center via YouTube)

The majority of the requests brought before top Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials at a public listening session on hours-of-service rules can be distilled into one desire: flexibility.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 11, 2018
Government, Business

FMCSA Extends Public Comment Period on HOS Concerns

Trucks on an interstate in Tennessee Getty Images

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the period of comment for an advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding hours of service for drivers hauling property.

September 19, 2018

Editorial: Truckers Help in Times of Need

Florence is bearing down on the southeastern United States, bringing sustained heavy rains and wind — and the potential for significant damage.

September 13, 2018